Extendable dining tables belong to the pinnacle of multifunctional home interiors. These often very stylish looking pieces of furniture allow you to have a feast for the whole neighbourhood or, when in their smallest state, just have a eye pleasing modest sized table. For your inspiration, here are 18 of the most beautiful and cleverly designed extendable tables we could find.
1. Gironde Extendible Table
The Gironde Extendible Table is as much art as furniture. The tabletop begins as a rhombus; fold out the triangular leaves and it becomes a square than can seat 8. The center of the table is heat-resistant porcelain tile, ideal to hold dishes when you’re entertaining.
And when not in use, the whole table can be folded flat for easy storage. The catch is that this table was commissioned for a private client, and is only available by special order from the manufacturer.
2. Plurimo Piccolo S
Imagine having three tables in one, each morphing into another depending on the occasion and space available. The item you’ve imagined is the Plurimo Piccolo.
The Plurimo Piccolo S can expand or shrink using its foldable leaves, all of which sit comfortably and firmly on the table’s surface when not in use. The variety of wood used gives it a playful look that suits both professional and personal spaces.
3. Grande Arche garden Table
The Grande Arche minimalist, extending garden table is the perfect addition to any outdoor patio. Perfect for guests if you need more room, the table is easily extendable to accommodate all parts while being able to withstand the elements.
Made for simplicity and designed for function, this table outranks all other tables you will be looking for for your patio, or even your own coffee table!
Oblique table is an extending lacquered rectangular wooden dining table that gives atmosphere to the environment. This stylish table can be extended from 200cm up to 300cm without altering its shape or clean lines.
Designed by Andrea Lucatello and manufactured by Italian-based company ALIVAR.
5. Grand Ecart with sliding parts
The two parts of this Grand Ecart extendable table are structured in such a way that one part slides over the other. Available in white, black, grey and red.
6. High-Gloss Pull-Out Dining Table
The High-Gloss Pull-Out Dining Table is perfect for occasional entertainers. At its maximum capacity, the length is up to 220 cm.
The table top is covered with laminated material that does not absorb liquids and protects the table from scratches. The mechanism slides easily and the high-gloss top will fit into any style of décor.
7. Thin-K table with extremely thin top
Thin-K is a collection of extending tables with an extremely thin top: only 6 mm and the tables are made of 100% recyclable materials. Tops and legs are made of glass and aluminium and available in a wide range of colour combinations.
The Thin-K table are available with aluminium tops or in genuine wood veneer with brush-effect, a technique that highlights the natural grain of wood. The length is up to almost 3 metres. The Thin-K table designed by Luciano Bertoncini for Kristalia.
8. MK1 Coffee Table becomes Dining Table
The crossed legs of the table to be put up so that the side blades of the coffee table are lifted and the dining table on both sides is extended.
More info at Clippings.
9. Vitra Extendable Dining Table
An extendable table with practical advantages, designed by Antonio Citterio. More info about this Vitra dining table via Bonluxat.
10. Fontana with natural stone table top
Fontana is a dining table with a fully- automatic extension function, allowing to extend the table or to close it without changing the position.
The trapezoidal shape of the table top is made of natural stone and the side walls of oak.
Available in all various stone types, see Fontana /1460 by Draenert.
11. Hexa extendable on all sides
The Hexa table can be pulled out on all sides. Therefore, this table is extremely adaptable to changing needs. Available in many various colors, via Resource Furniture.
12. Console Table Desk or Dining Table
Most adjustable tables increase from a four-seater to a six-seater, or maybe an eight-seater if you’re lucky. This extending table can take any one of five sizes, from a console table at 17” to a banqueting table that can seat 12.
Console, Desk or Dining Table comes with five extra leaves for the top, each one of which expands the table by another eighteen inches or so, and it has hidden extra legs to support the middle of the table when it’s extended.
13. Yard Extensible Table
The Yard range is a set of Italian-designed outdoors furniture which mixes natural materials with industrial style. The Yard Extensible Table is framed in powder-coated white aluminium but topped with ash wood, giving an interesting contrast in textures.
The wood has been heat-treated, rather than varnished, to protect it against damage without spoiling its natural beauty.
14. Minuetto sidetable or dining table
The Minuetto table transitions from a side table to a ten-seater dining table. Visit Milano Smart Living.
15. Round table with unique extension system
Expandable round dining table with three leaves in the base has an unique extension system. When it is closed, this table is quite compact. But when it expands it become twice bigger and could give enough places from six to nine persons. Beautiful Danish design, via Skovby.
16. QTab01 outdoor table
QTab01 is a table from the outdoor collection of ALL+.
The heart of the table has a centerpiece which can be used for the cultivation of herbs, as a space for candles or as a reservoir for ice for bottles of wine.
17. ExtenDable by rolling wooden boards
Extensible table by Julian Vidame. Wooden boards can be rolled from upright to flat and vice versa.
18. Tracks with two parallel beams
Tracks, designed by Alain Gilles, is an exceptional extendable table with under the translucent glass top two parallel beams as the sleepers of a railway. The steel frame of the beams are available in various colors. Here are more photos and information about this extendable design table.