Dining areas need to combine everyday comfort and practicality with the capability to host intimate gatherings or lively dinner parties. A solid table and set of stylish chairs that match your dining room’s décor are the best place to start. If you enjoy entertaining, why not introduce some bold color or a statement lamp to light up your epic spread?
By Alyn Griffiths
As published in GRAY magazine No. 60
B&B Italia’s Allure O’ table and Flair O’ chair combine straight lines and sinuous curves in a reference to Jackie Onassis’ iconic sunglasses. Both pieces feature a pyramidal base that provides structural and visual stability.
The curved, tubular legs of Dainelli Studio’s Paipu table for Frag reference the exposed ducts and structural elements of 1970s high-tech architecture. Its large marble top is available in round or oval versions.
Philippe Nigro’s Beaulieu chair is a fun interpretation of the classic bentwood furniture Gebrüder Thonet Vienna has been producing for almost 150 years. The chair is inspired by the laid-back sophistication of the Beaulieu resort on the Côte d’Azur and is available in a range of intense colors.
The Port dining chair from Minneapolis-based design brand Blu Dot celebrates the natural beauty of wood. The bentwood seat and backrest are attached to angled rear legs, creating a pure form that complements a wide range of interior styles.
The soft and enveloping form of Patricia Urquiola’s Dudet chair for Cassina references 1970s designs.
Philippe Starck’s first collaboration with furniture brand Andreu World has resulted in a chair that is made entirely from responsibly sourced wood and that can be disassembled for recycling. Adela Rex is available with or without armrests and can be upholstered in a range of fabrics or leather.
The latest additions to Tom Dixon’s Melt family of lighting products include statement chandeliers comprising multiple glowing orbs. The irregularly shaped shades are half metallized to enhance the dynamic optical effect.
Moooi introduces the Gravity chandelier, designed by Paul Cocksedge. The light’s flexible arms let you define its diameter and choose where the light travels, while the suspended elements create natural curves shaped by gravity.
The Bohemia LED pendant designed by Joan Gaspar for Marset makes a bold statement with its organic, translucent polycarbonate profile and white inner surface that projects an even light onto the surface below.
New York City–based lighting brand Trueing has launched a collection of adaptable chandeliers and pendants that take their cues from fine jewelry. The chain-link design can be customized in length and the fixtures are available in five metal finishes.
Vancouver-based design brand Bocci uses experimental processes to create striking sculptural lighting products. The new 100 pendant light comprises handmade glass bubbles that are sliced and joined together to form unique interlocking shapes. Available in two colors and various configurations.
This is a segment from "The Great Room Revival," a room-by-room collection of stylish furniture, lighting, kitchen appliances, and homewares.