Kitchen island tables are an interesting solution for contemporary interior design.
The idea of a table that is the extension of the worktop was born, initially, to make up for the lack of space and guarantee, at the same time, full functionality in the kitchen. Today the tables integrated in the island are an element that gives an added value, able to develop ever new and different forms, depending on the size available in the environment and the designer’s creativity.
Some ideas for island tables: inspirations and ideas to integrate them
Customization in the kitchen is the watchword of the island table. The latter can be an extension of the worktop, and made of solid wood, and have a wrought iron foot that adapts to the minimal cut of the kitchen and gives an industrial style touch. In this case the functionality is assured, since the meals are prepared and consumed in the same environment.
For this solution it is preferable to have large sizes in the kitchen, to allow more guests to pass through the room. The charm of an island table is unquestionable: this element will be the undisputed king of the kitchen and living, if it is a unique area.
Modern inspiration for tables: ample space for geometric shapes
In the design of island tables creativity reigns at 360 degrees: this is why its shapes can be not only square or rectangular, but also round.
The circular shape is indicated in long and narrow spaces, and in those situations in which the kitchen is located in the passageways, as it saves precious centimeters. At the same time, diners have the opportunity to meet at a table and have breakfast, lunch and dinner, or simply read a few pages of a newspaper before going out.
Also in this case the island element is integrated and at the same time in its own right, especially if made of a material different from that of tops and wall units, to stand out with harmony.
The functional studios are ideal contexts to accommodate an island table, perhaps in solid wood, with a slightly lived air and irregular slats, which can also serve as a living table.
Between interior and exterior: a large space bordered by table and island
Imagining a luminous house, where the kitchen communicates with an outdoor patio for large tables with friends, the island is an extension of the work plan. In this concept conviviality, typical of a large table set up with refinement and elegance, communicates with the internal dimension of the kitchen, in which delicious dishes are prepared to be shared with the guests.
What distinguishes this concept are the airy, bright spaces, delimited by furnishings and accessories in light tones, which bring back to the summer and to pleasant moments of leisure. Not only, therefore, space-saving: the tables joined to the kitchen island, inserted in communicating environments, are the contemporary solution that acts as a link between the intimate dimension, that of the preparation of meals, and that of sharing and meeting around a table, be it rectangular, square or with circular lines.