Barrel table: characteristics and
examples of our most iconic tables
What distinguishes the extendable or fixed barrel table and why everyone would like one at home
It is undoubtedly one of the most important furnishing elements in the living area, and by its nature the table tends to take on a central role in the room. This is why it is particularly important to choose a design in line with your taste, but also a harmonious shape in respect to the surrounding environment. Among models with round, square and rectangular top, the barrel table also makes its way, characterized by generous dimensions and rounded corners that suggest an idea of soft harmony and lightness.
When to choose a barrel top table for your home? The first evaluations to be made are of practical nature: like the rectangular ones, a barrel table requires a fairly large space to be placed – but it also allows you to make better use of the space than a square table. In fact, it requires a minimum footprint compared to the number of seats it can accommodate, a feature that makes it particularly suitable for those who like to have guests for dinner.
From a stylistic point of view, on the other hand, with its rounded profile, the barrel table allows you to particularly enhance the materials with which the top is made: solid wood appears less rustic and more sophisticated, while crystal becomes ultra-modern and SuperMarble takes on the charm of a stone perfectly smoothed by nature.
Barrel table with wooden top
Whether in walnut or oak, light or dark, the wood fully enhances the natural harmony of the barrel profile, giving life to tables with a welcoming design that lend warmth to any environment.
Among the novelties presented with the Living Collection last year, the Bridge table is characterized by the particular easel structure, enriched with decorative details that can be chosen in different colors to create the combination that best suits your furnishing style. In the version with wooden barrel top it can become an elegant dining table, but it also lends itself perfectly to being placed in professional environments as a representative desk.
Barrel table with SuperMarble top
Supermarble is an innovative and one-of-a-kind material, created by Bontempi Casa by combining glass and porcelain stoneware, to which a perfect marble print is applied that incorporates the luster and natural streaks of marble.
Iconic model of the Bontempi Casa catalog, the Artistico table is characterized by a modern central structure with legs that intertwine as in a dance. The top is also available in the barrel version in SuperMarble, and in the new Etoile Gold finish combines the preciousness of marble and that of yellow gold, becoming the absolute protagonist of the furniture. Perfect as a dining table but also as a representative piece of furniture for a contract environment, it always proves to be sophisticated and elegant.
Extendable barrel table
The table with extendable barrel top represents the perfect union between aesthetics and functionality, demonstrating that this particular model of table can also be very versatile. In the Bontempi Casa catalog it is available in different materials, including crystal.
Another novelty introduced by the Living Collection, the Delta table in the version with extendable barrel top in crystal and white total look – which can also be mirrored in the matching chairs – reveals an artistic and creative personality. Its lacquered steel structure lightly reinterprets the theme of the cross-legged table, with precious details that emphasize its geometry. Available in a wide range of versions, it lends itself perfectly to being used as a work surface or as a dining table.