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7 modern dining tables that are too good to pass up

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modern dining table(Photography: Anjie Blair / Styling: Symmetrie Interior Design + Styling Studio)

The dining table – a place where loved ones, friends, and family gather after a long day to enjoy a meal together. Whether that’s with a homecooked meal or a cheeky takeaway on a Friday evening, the dining table is an integral piece of furniture within the home. Finding one that fits the size of your dining room, accommodates to the size of your household (or more, if you like to host frequently), as well as fitting in seamlessly with your existing home interior style takes a bit of research.

For most modern homes, shopping for a , well, modern dining table is a great place to start. But what makes a normal dining table different from a modern dining table? The answer is simple. A modern dining table often takes cues from recent interior trends and leans into popular, unique, and different styles.

This year, modern dining tables take a dark turn. With deep wooden hues grabbing our attention, as well as elegant yet organic designs such as marbled tabletops to pillar-style or structural bases.

So, if you want to up the ante when choosing your next modern dining table, below are our top picks, which are elegant, tasteful, and on-trend.

2024’s TOP MODERN DINING TABLES

  1. MIRO dining table, $1724 (usually $2299), Freedom (here’s why)
  2. Manhattan extension dining table in walnut, $1799, Lounge Lovers (here’s why)
  3. Ode Design Anton dining table in Oak, $1599.20 (usually $1999), RJ Living (here’s why)


The best modern dining tables of 2024

01

MIRO dining table

$1724 (usually $2299), Freedom

Industrial meets contemporary design; the MIRO dining table from Freedom features a round tabletop on top of a sculptural pedestal base. Perfect for family mealtimes and intimate lunch soirees with a couple of your close friends.

Materials: concrete

Key features:

  • Round tabletop design
  • Sculptural base
  • Polyurethane coated for protection – use of coasters and tablecloths recommended

02

Manhattan extension dining table in walnut

$1799, Lounge Lovers

Designed by UK designer Alex Moran, the Manhattan extension dining table is an elegant addition to any dining space. In a deep walnut hue and subtle gold-tipped legs, this dining table will fit seamlessly into any contemporary home. Plus, it can expand to seat up to six guests with ease, making it a no-brainer pick for those who love to host.

Materials: poplar wood

Key features:

  • Extendable design – fits up to 6 guests
  • Design by UK designer, Alex Moran
  • Gold tipped legs

03

Ode Design Anton dining table in Oak

$1599.20 (usually $1999), RJ Living

At first glance, this dining table is simple in its design. However, after closer examination, you’ll realise the gorgeous ripple-like detail of the table legs which immediately steals the show. This unique touch adds sophistication to an otherwise simple piece of furntiure, and makes it a great option for modern dining spaces.

Materials: solid American oak and American oak veneer

Key features:

  • Fluted leg design
  • Designed in Melbourne

04

Black Anders round glass-top dining table

$459, Temple & Webster

A round dining table is a versatile piece of furniture. With its round glass tabletop, which gives the illusion of a bigger space, and splayed black table legs, which offer this dining table its modern edge, it’s an ideal pick for smaller spaces.

Materials: glass tabletop, beech wood frame

Key features:

  • Glass table top
  • Durable frame construction
  • Adjustable feet

05

Waratah herringbone parquetry dining table

$1249 (usually $1599), Early Settler

This dining table features a gorgeous herringbone parquetry-designed tabletop with sturdy iron ski legs – it’s undoubtedly made for the entertainer. Boasting a generous surface that fits up to eight guests, this modern dining table is ideal for impending dinner parties, lunch gatherings, and more.

Materials: reclaimed eucalyptus timber, iron base

Key features:

  • Made from reclaimed eucalyptus timber
  • Sturdy iron ski-leg base
  • Unique herringbone parquetry design

06

Kelsey marble dining table in Walnut

$1699, Castlery

A sleek marble tabletop over pin-style legs in a dark walnut stain with golden tips, this dining table is as elegant and luxurious as it gets. Seating four guests comfortably, it’s a modern dining table for small to medium-sized families.

Materials: Carrara marble, plywood, rubber wood, copper feet caps

Key features:

  • Smooth marble tabletop
  • Copper feet caps
  • On-trend walnut hued legs

07

Orion mango wood round dining table in black

$1749, James Lane

Dark and mysterious…this round dining table from James Lane is crafted from solid mango wood and will bring a touch of modern and contemporary charm to any space.

Materials: mango wood

Key features:

  • Round tabletop
  • Pedestal base

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