The durability of stainless steel makes it ideal for the kitchen, but have you considered welcoming this popular material into your dining room as well? Today’s post is dedicated to stainless steel dining tables with a sleek modern look. Read on for a roundup of tables that are currently available for purchase, as well as plenty of pics for design inspiration.
We begin with stainless steel dining tables that are a mix of materials, such as metal and glass. Below we see a sculptural table from Paul Freundt Art Furniture:
Speaking of sculptural pieces, this stainless steel and glass dining table from DIYTrade features a tempered glass top, as well as a painted tempered glass base in black. The legs are stainless steel:
A Parsons-style stainless steel frame with a brushed finish holds a sheet of transparent glass in the Clear Glass Top/Stainless Steel Base Parsons Dining Table from Crate & Barrel, shown below:
In fact, this same model features an array of options for the tabletop, including engineered wood, as shown on the White Top/Stainless Steel Base Parsons Dining Table below. Not to mention, an array of sizes and two heights allow you to choose just the right model for your interior.
How sleek and modern in this Basic Oak Stainless Steel Table from Elements Living?! When wood and stainless steel combine in a furnishing with clean lines, the result is design perfection:
Here’s another Parsons-style model from Crate & Barrel, this time with a concrete top consisting of marble, stone and granite powders, as well as natural fibers. It’s the Concrete Top/Stainless Steel Base Parsons Dining Table:
Yes, the table also comes in marble. Polished Italian Carrara marble, to be exact. Would you choose the standard dining table height or the counter height for variety?…
Speaking of marble-top tables, the Torano Marble Rectangular Dining Table from Restoration Hardware evokes ’70s Italian minimalism and showcases an X-base metal frame (which is available in stainless steel or gunmetal).
And here’s the piece again, this time with a marble tabletop in grey:
As shown by the selections above, many of today’s most popular stainless steel dining tables feature a frame (or simply legs) in stainless steel, so why not order the slab legs separately and affix them to your favorite tabletop optioin? This pair of U-shaped dining table slab legs is available through eBay seller World Bazaar Exotics:
Stainless Steel Designs
We now shift our focus to tables that feature stainless steel tops in addition to stainless steel legs! For starters, say hello to the LYCHEE table from GREENAPLE, available through Sofa & Home. The frame is stainless steel, yet a sheet of glass adds a protective layer over the slatted top:
The Inox Table from Design Within Reach is durable, so you can use it outdoors as well as inside. An engine-turned scallop pattern embellishes the top of the table, and the feet are die-cast solid aluminum for added stability.
Here’s the large round version, and you can see how the top of the table folds against the base for easy storage:
Design Ideas for Your Stainless Steel Table
We end with a series of photos that showcase stainless steel tables in the dining room. Sometimes less is more. When the table is clean-lined and modern, you don’t need much to accentuate it. A collection of white chairs does the trick in the dining space below. [from Webb & Brown-Neaves]
Here’s another stainless steel table without a centerpiece. With the aqua glassware in the rest of the room adding vibrant pops of color, the table needs nothing on the surface. In fact, the absence of clutter calls attention to the table’s modern form. [from Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry]
If your stainless steel table is a long one, try surrounding it with both chairs and benches. Topping it off with a bowl of fruit adds a modern touch. [photo by Miha Matei, from Ira Franzin Architect]
Consider the style you’re trying to evoke in your dining room, and don’t be afraid to incorporate a variety of looks as you design the area. The dining space below is industrial, organic and a bit traditional, all at the same time. [from KCS, Inc.]
Transparent chairs are a wonderful addition to a stainless steel table, as they offer a light yet distinct touch. [design by Christopher Patrick from Four Brothers LLC]
Below we see a glass tabletop supported by a sculptural base in stainless steel. It’s the IOS Square Dining Table from Gonzalo de Salas. Let’s hear it for right angles!
Don’t forget the power of stainless steel outdoors, especially when it comes to dining in the contemporary yard and garden. Check out The Shore collection by Hauser, shown in today’s last featured image. The stainless steel table is a standout, and so is the mesh of the chairs (available in black or white):
Did any of today’s featured tables catch your eye? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…