DINING

SHOPPING GUIDE FOR: MODERN REFECTORY TABLES

Modern renditions of the age-old style.

December 13, 2018

It’s a good sign when a style of furniture has withstood the test of time. Namely, the refectory table, first built in the middle ages for monastery halls which we are turning up in houses everywhere. We’re using the same shapes we’ve had for decades with some subtle changes via Belgium.

You’ll notice the intimidating polished tops and heavy timbers have gone. They don’t match our houses and lifestyle.

The new breed of tables are cleaner, more flexible, more inviting, less crusty, old-world Euro: the sort of piece you’d want to spend time with every evening, even when there’s no food. Here’s our picks that can dramatically alter a space, and make everything relaxed. Modern renditions of the age-old style.

Noah Morotai Dining Table in Recycled Teak from Living by Design,, 2.5m x 1m, $2499, www.livingbydesign.net.au 

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