Looking for a cool, vintage dining table to elevate your dining space? Maybe you have a more traditional dining table that you’re looking to replace to keep up with the current trend for all things mid century? If so, look no further than this article for some excellent, stylish home dining table ideas.
There’s nothing like a strong and well-designed dining table to add ambience, offer an enjoyable dining experience, and set the stage for your dinner parties. But this is all the truer when it comes to the style of tables that were so on-trend during the 1960s and ‘70s. These tables are beautiful, flexible and stylish, and come in various shapes and sizes to fit any space, large or small, while still being functional in design.
The Best Mid Century Dining Tables Money Can Buy!
Danish dining tables add elegance and style to any modern mid-century dining room. The, often, teak wood will lend your space a sophisticated and timeless look that won’t age with time. This particular dining table has a pedestal-type base, allowing you to extend it when needed. Each leg comes with elegantly tapered feet, adding more grace to your dining experience.
This Danish Modern school teak dining table by Dyrlund is a beautiful and highly functional dining table. Made of teak, it has a simple design that will appeal to anyone open to the mid century modern style. It has a pedestal type base and is very easy to extend thanks to an extending mechanism. This model comes with elegant, tapered legs that add a graceful aesthetic to the overall design.
3. Mid Century Danish Double Extending Teak Dining Table by Johannes Andersen for Christian Linneberg
A Danish Modern teak dining table by Johannes Andersen that is the perfect example of Danish modern furniture design. It is easy to extend, having a pedestal type base that allows its legs to be extended so that you can accommodate more guests when needed. This model comes with beautiful tapered legs and fantastic lines.
If you love mid-century modern design, you’d surely love an A.Younger mid century dining table in the centre of your dining room. This unique and beautiful table design brings together many different elements to create a stylish look of its own. The terrific grain patterns are so easy on the eye and add interest to this beautiful but functional piece of dining room furniture.
What to Look For When Buying A Mid Century Dining Table
The legs are an essential part of the table, so you want to ensure they are sturdy and versatile enough to handle any weight you intend to put on them and still look good. Danish, and some British vintage dining tables, often have beautifully tapered round legs.
Measure the space where you want to place the table and pick one size that fits your space and matches your style. Remember that extending vintage dining tables can be great space savers as they can be made smaller by removing their extension leaves.
3. Extending Mechanism
If you’re concerned about space, a table with an extending mechanism can be very useful. You can extend it when needed or when you want to expand the number of people that can sit around the table comfortably. This will also add versatility to your table and is easy to use.
The table’s durability is very important if you want to keep it for a long time. When buying a mid 20th century dining table, one thing is for sure – You know that the piece is well made, has lasted for decades and will likely serve you well for many years to come.
Choose materials that suit your style, appeal, and design needs. Ensure the materials are of good quality and can hold up to daily use over time. Teak and rosewood tables were the most commonly found choices in the 60’s and 70s. There are still a few mid century walnut dining tables around too though.
The shape of your table should be based on the size and shape of your kitchen or dining room and how you plan to use it. Choose from circular, rectangular, oval or ‘D’ ended versions. All these shapes are widely available when picking a vintage dining table.
British and Danish are the two most popular choices when looking for a mid-century table. Danish tables tend to have smoother lines that are easier on the eye but don’t dismiss the British versions by, for example, Mcintosh. As a general rule, the legs on British tables tend to be fixed while the legs on Danish tables can often be removed when you need to move your table.
Why Mid Century Modern Design?
- The mid-century period is considered by many people right now to be the golden age of design thanks to this era’s influences on architecture, design, and furniture. This was a time when functionalism, simplicity, style and elegance were the main focus in all aspects of design.
- You can find various sizes, shapes, wood finishes, and styles. These tables are not only for formal occasions but also for more casual dining experiences with family and friends.
- The sleek and stylish mid century modern design will not just add beauty to your home and serve many purposes but also has that unique touch of retro charm. The sometimes minimalist designs make the furniture of this period a favourite choice for many people today. Your dining room will likely transform into the centre of your home when you put a mid-century dining table.
- Mid century modern furniture features clean and simple designs with fewer curves and ornate details than earlier pieces.
Where to Get Best Mid Century Dining Tables?
You can find mid century dining tables for sale from many different places. Places like ebay, 1stdibs and our own website have so many mid century dining tables to choose from. You’ll find teak a plethora of teak dining tables, Danish dining tables and vintage dining tables to select from.
Mid-century dining tables are a very on trend piece of furniture for the home. Some people like this style because of the mix of retro style with simple looks. It’s fun to see how people incorporate these unique pieces into their homes, bringing a bit of vintage style to homes of all periods.