What shape is right for your dining needs? When choosing between a rectangular, round or ellipse-shaped table, consider how you can best maximize the space in the room.
The majority of our table designs start with a rectangular or square shape that can be customized and paired with a variety of different bases. Rectangular tables are the most commonly used shape with regard to practicality, functionality and comfort. They accommodate elongated dining rooms and allow for more seating in less space.
Rectangular and square tables can most easily be customized and modified to include added features such as beveled edges as well as incorporating leaf extensions. We can also further customize many rectangular table designs by adding a steel accent such as with our ‘Martis’ table.
A circular tabletop can be advantageous with respect to comfort, as most often round tabletops are paired with unobstructed pedestal-style bases in which guests do not need to share leg room when seated at the table. Round tables also promote sociability and a sense of togetherness during mealtimes and special occasions.
Round tables occupy particular settings best in which other components in the room to revolve around it. A round table is often placed in the center of a designated area rather than parallel to a wall or a corner like a square or rectangular table would. A standard/straight edge can be implemented, or a rounded or beveled edge.
Perfect for: smaller dining areas, breakfast tables
We recently added an ellipse shape to our line that pairs exceptionally with any of our pedestal-style bases, and the unique shape allows for superior versatility. A soft bevel can be added for a mid-century modern look.
The functionality of an ellipse-shaped dining table combines the linear simplicity of a rectangular top with the intimacy and comfort of a round one, occupying less space. The curved edges can also be more suitable for small spaces allowing more space to move around the table. A standard/straight edge can be implemented, or a rounded or beveled edge.