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This spring, Payan Ole-MoiYoi opened up Payan Studio (Interbay, 3401 Thorndyke Ave. W, Suite 115; 206.390.4433; payanstudio.com), where he’s living his life-long dream of combining his engineering and artistic sides. (He shares the space with his friend, and fellow furniture fanatic, Andy Johnson, founder of Ample, amplefurniture.com.) His creations are borne from sustainably sourced materials (such as FSC-certified and urban-salvagd woods) and new green composites that the Princeton environmental science grad developed. The Payan Studio 2 Dining Table (36-by-78-by-30-inches high, $2,834), above, captivated us with its raw, modern edges of Oregon walnut.
Henrybuilt’s (Downtown, 997 Western Ave.; 206.624.9270; henrybuiltfurniture.com) newly expanded handcrafted, built-to-order furniture line has more than one tempting table. Our favorites? The Steel Table 4 (starting at $4,800), shown here, with sleek steel legs strikingly topped by a slab of solid walnut, and the Round Table 1 (starting at $4,200) wearing a round, rift-cut white oak top. As with all orders, a variety of steel base (including colors) and wood options (walnut to wenge) are available.
The Pirkka Table (59-by-31-by-28-inches high, $1,695 and up) by Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara at Inform Interiors (South Lake Union, 2032 Eighth Ave.; 206.622.1608; informseattle.com) is made of solid pine, split down the middle picnic-style, and fitted with tapered birch legs that lend it a playful air. Pair it with a bench ($695 and up), a stool ($595 and up) or a chair (not shown, $695 and up), or use a combination of all three to complete your distinctive dining look.
Separate pieces colorfully come together in the Patchwork Dining Room Table (72-by-36-by-30-inches high, $2,200) at NuBe Green (Capitol Hill, 921 E Pine St.; 206.402.4515; nubegreen.com). Sections of reclaimed painted wood are refurbished and patched together, finished with multiple coats of matte lacquer and a welded steel frame, to make an artfully arresting end result.
We love the modern spin on a workshop look with the Collapsible Sawhorse Table (60-by-30-by-30-inches high, $299) from West Elm (South Lake Union, 2201 Westlake Ave.; 206.467.5798; westelm.com) in a bold red lacquered top. Use it as a desk or kitchen table, or in a pinch fold it up or open it for a party table when you need it.
For a chic complement to your décor, check out these scintillating side tables. Restoration Hardware’s (University Village, 4619 26th Ave. NE; 206.522.2775; restorationhardware.com) new cast-iron, reproduction French Brasserie Tables (19-by-28-inches high, $345–$795), available with antique-finished metal or brass tops, are appealingly 19th-century Parisien café-apt. West Elm’s (South Lake Union, 2201 Westlake Ave.; 206.467.5798; westelm.com) petite offerings include the perky, cast-aluminum Martini Side Table (15-by-16-inches high, $129), which can be used indoors and out, and the Dipped Side Table (18-by-18-inches high, $129) with its vintage bowling-pin-esque mix of solid wood and high-gloss lacquer. While Crate & Barrel’s (University Village, 2680 NE 49th St.; 206.937.9939; crateandbarrel.com) Ginger Blue Side Table (20-by-22-inches high, $299) boasts a cool Celtic knot design fashioned from carbon steel and finished in a powder-coated brilliant blue.