Thanksgiving was a good warm-up for the seasonal holidays ahead and the gathering of family and friends. Now is the time to buy a new dining table and chairs that fits the whole crowd.
The Essay Table from Fritz Hansen, shown here in walnut, combines well with a mix of Series 7 chairs, which are available in a large choice of colours and finishes. The Essay Table is available in 4 lengths, and oak, black oak and walnut.
When you are considering a dining table, it is a good idea to think about what you are going to use it for. Is it in use everyday? How many people do you need to fit around it? Do you need an extra leaf for large gatherings? Do you entertain often?
The Carl Hansen CH327 Dining Table was designed in 1962 by Hans J Wegner. The solid wood tabletop is made from hardwood staves that run the full length of the table, giving it a harmonious surface. The table is available in two sizes, 5 wood options and has a leaf option for all those extra people.
The Carl Hansen Wishbone Chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949, is perhaps Wegner's most celebrated work. A light, attractive and comfortable dining chair with the characteristic Y-shaped back and hand-woven seat. The chair combines with most dining tables as the options are extensive and it serves both contemporary and traditional tastes.
Be sure your table fits your space. Can you walk comfortably around the table and chairs? Consider the shape you will need. Dining tables are available in rectangle, round, and square formats. Round tables are a good solution for smaller rooms.
The Vitra Gueridon Table by Jean Prouvé, 1949, is an example of a round wood table that fits into smaller spaces. It is available in 2 sizes and pairs well with interesting and eclectic chairs.
Now, think about your dining chairs. Whether they’re used for a quick breakfast or a leisurely dinner party, dining chairs not only have to be comfortable, they have to withstand years of kids’ sticky fingers and adult behinds.
The Emeco 111 Navy Chair comes in 6 colour options and is made of 111 recycled PET bottles. This is an excellent chair for active families that want comfort and versatility.
The Fritz Hansen Drop Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958. It is a small chair that is fresh and vibrant. The design of the back combines a warm embrace with freedom of movement, resulting in a surprising level of comfort (for those long dinners). The shell comes in plastic with six colour options and it is also available in fabric and leather.
If you are Victoria, BC, stop by the Gabriel Ross Showroom at 2500 Rock Bay Avenue. We are showcasing Poliform, an Italian company that has a large variety of dining tables and chairs. Some of these are available through a "Quickship" program so you can have your new pieces faster!
The Poliform Concorde Dining Table is available in 2 sizes and an oak or glossy white Carrara marble top, the ultimate.
Check out the Poliform Grace Side Chair. Available in a large range of fabrics and finishes.
Gabriel Ross has a large selection of dining tables and chairs but one of our most popular is the Cattelan Sigma Drive Table, with the "live edge" finish.
The Cattelan Sigma Drive Table comes in a walnut, burnt oak or natural oak top finish and a "live edge" along the sides. The legs are steel. It is extendable so you can invite everyone!
Don't forget to finish the room with items that enhance your table and chairs: area rugs and lighting.
The Nanimarquina Medina Area Rug makes a fun, colourful and practical solution to your eating area.
The Artemide Pirce Suspension Light creates magical effects of form and light.
It is worth spending extra time to find a dining table that will sit at the heart of your home for many years to come.
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