Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Super Versitle Modern Dining

I've been helping my friend Kim make the transition to modern design in her San Francisco loft. Here's what I picked out for the dining area. I've had my eye on this table for a couple years now and I'm so glad someone I know is actually getting it!

The Cross Extension Table designed by Matthew Hilton has two self storing leafs. Closed the table can comfortably seat 6-8. With each leaf, you can add two more people opening all the way to seat 12 guests. The leafs store in a felt lined compartment within the frame of the table that opens and closes very easily. It comes in the dark brown wenge finish shown above and a light oak. Kim's kitchen has dark wood cabinetry so the dark table helps divide the open great room and make a nice connection to the kitchen in an open floor plan.

The polypropylene Gas side chairs and armchairs are designed by Jesus Gasca. They are very lightweight, stackable and extremely comfortable. The chairs are available in several colors and materials including fabric and leather. We chose the white polypropylene for the cool opaque look it has and because it will be easy to clean up once her baby joins them at the table.

The dining area in the loft is situated under the staircase leading to the second level. This combination of furniture will open up the space with a table that isn't super wide but is still extendable to include several guests, two leaves that can be stored with the table instead of taking up precious closet space, chairs that have a low profile back, opaque look and can be stacked when not in use.

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