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10 Easy Pieces: Solid Block Side Tables

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by Alexa Hotz last modified Apr 30, 2014

The solid block side table is an evolutionary offshoot, we imagine, of the world's first table. That table must have been a tree stump or a medium-sized rock dragged inside for use. Today's block tables are likely more directly inspired by Le Corbusier's  oak cube stool  and Donald Judd's wood  stools . Versatile enough to be moved from bedside to living with ease, they also work well as seating. Here are 10 of our favorites in a range of materials and finishes: Wood Above: Designed by Philipp Mainzer for e15 in 1996, the  ST04 Backenzahnm Stool  is a graceful rendition of the block. Carved out of the wood are four identical legs that taper at the base. The stool is available through Hive Modern for $1,700. Above: The  Small Log Side Table  is cut from beechwood trunks and finished in a glossy black lacquer. Made in Italy, the side table is $395 from ABC Carpet & Home. Above: Ohio Design's ode to Donald Judd, the  Blocky Stool  is a sculptural piece made entirely of solid wood and available in Radiata, Carbonized Radiata (shown), and oak for $200-$360. Above: Rama Watana's  Teak Stool  is made in Thailand from responsibly harvested solid teak; $398 from Design Within Reach. Above: West Elm's  Natural Tree Stump Side Table  are fabricated from fallen cypress trees that are sanded and finished to a smooth surface; $199 each. Metallic and Stone Finishes Above: From One & Co., the  47 Table  is made from reclaimed Douglas fir sourced from old buildings and then coated in a low-VOC layer of silver—the 47 in the name comes from the atomic number of silver. The piece is 47 centimeters high; $1,200 from Design Within Reach. Above: The  Cement Grey Side Table  is a mix of marble, granite, stone, and natural fiber. It's finished in a non-toxic wax; $149 from CB2. Above: The Fresco Stainless Steel Side Table is a three-dimensional block of steel with a reflective surface; $395 from ABC Carpet & Home. Above: From Anthropologie, the  Zuvan Side Table  is made from recycled wood washed in a silver or gold finish; $198 each. Above: The Gus Modern Hot Rolled Cube is made from hot-rolled steel (pure steel is heated above its recrystallization temperature and pushed through rollers to form its shape). The blue patina is a result of oxidization; $645 at ABC Carpet & Home. For a list of more Side Tables , have a look through the archived favorites in our Shop section. For bedroom ideas, visit our recent post, 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Wood Bedside Tables . More Stories from Remodelista 7 Favorites: Fair-Trade Bedcovers Hello, Llama: Eco Housewares from a Danish Design Team Steal This Look: A Scandi-Inspired Bedroom, Small Space Edition






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