Think dining room furniture is boring? Think again. Your dining room by its very definition is a place where you're going to be entertaining people, and is one of the most important public rooms in your house. And if you're looking to wow your dinner guests with something special, then you're going to need to check out these cool dining room furniture ideas. Tables and chairs don't have to be traditional, just take a look at some of these pieces…
1. The Amazing Expanding Table
One of the problems with going with less than traditional round dining tables is that it can be tough to add more people to your guest list. That's not a problem with this awesome expanding round table though. You really need to check out the video to see this table in action, since it's the perfect solution to the “how big should the round table be” problem! For those that like to have both intimate dinners and big dinner parties, this table is a must.
2. The Disappearing Round Table
This has to be one of the most unique dining room tables that we've ever seen. Basically, the table is a solid cylinder, making it perfect for small spaces. When you're ready to eat, however, you slide the dining room chairs out from the central column, as well as a little more surface space. If you live in a smaller apartment, the disappearing round table is an amazing space saver. And it's also pretty impressive (especially at first sight, when your guests think they have no chairs!).
3. The Marimba Table
Tired of the same old dinner party soundtracks? That's not going to be a problem with the Marimba Table, by Japanese designer Fumiaki Goto, since you'll be making your own music as you eat. The table itself contains hollow metal pipes, and the surface is specially designed so that whenever you place something on the table it creates a ringing sound in these pipes. Music lovers will love this one, and you'll never hear the same track twice!
4. The 7100 Dining Desk
This table takes expandable dining room furniture to a whole new level. The table itself splits down the middle and expands outwards. Why? Well, so you can bring food from the kitchen on a specially heated metal trolley and wheel the trolley down the middle of the table to serve your guests. Great for impressing important clients we think, though you might need a maid to push the trolley for you!
5. The LED Table
Fancy a light show with your meal? Not a problem with this stunningly cool design from Mad Scientist Laboratories. LEDs placed under the table surface react to your movements, meaning you get a different light show every time you eat. If you're sick of candlelit dinners and subdued lighting, then this LED table is a unique way to see what you're eating!
6. The Dining Table/Bookshelf Combo
If you're a bit short on space, then this little piece of dining room furniture might just be ideal for you. It's a fully functional set of bookshelves that converts into a fully functional dining room table. Probably not the best idea for a dining table that you need to use every day (what would you do with the books every evening?), but if you need something for the occasional dinner party, then this is an elegant solution.
7. The Swing Table
Dinner time just not playful enough for you? Then you're going to love the swing table. The table top itself is non-moving (which is probably just as well), but the dining room chairs are suspended from a frame, giving them full swing-like movement. This is a truly unique designer table, though it could be a little hard to handle if you've had one glass of wine too many!
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