Although modern dining tables tend toward rectangular structures, round tables have long held an important presence in popular culture. First described in the 12th-century, King Arthur’s mythical Round Table was circular in shape to enforce equality among his knights — and with fewer political echoes today, a round table may be more suited to potluck-style dinners, so that guests can easily access an assortment of dishes. Much more recently, Finnish architect and industrial designer Eero Saarinen introduced a popular curved table in 1957, an oft-imitated design belonging to the apex of the mid-century modern era. Even now, curved tables have not lost their sensuous appeal to design lovers. Explore these 30 dining spaces featuring circular tables that soften and anchor the aesthetics of both traditional and contemporary dining rooms.
30 Chic Dining Rooms with Round Tables
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