I previously owned a long contemporary white glass table.
Whilst it was a beautiful piece of design, there were several issues for me.
It was too heavy to move. In addition to that, it was too large, so occupied my whole dining room space.
However, despite it being large, it wasn’t large enough for Christmas, when the whole family descended at our house.
You see, Christmas has always been a major event at ours, but as years have gone by, the extended family unsurprisingly expanded.
Armed with a long list of wants for my new table, the search was on. Here’s my list, the extending dining table had to be:
1. Small enough to create a sense of space in the room.
2. Able to accommodate up to 12 people for the Christmas family meal.
3. A beautiful piece of design with natural wood and a white surface, against which colours can pop.
4. Easy to move around.
5. A classic piece of design that will last the test of time.
6. Sustainable in its design. After much searching, I’m pleased to say that I came across Adventures In Furniture at the Grand Designs fair in London.
I couldn’t believe that they had the dining table that ticked all the boxes of my requirements.
Adventures in Furniture is a London based, family owned business that makes sustainably designed furniture, with 2 stores in Islington and Chiswick. Here it is, my extending dining table of dreams. Introducing you to the Zurich Fenix oak extending dining table.
It’s 160cm x 90cm. It has two 50cm leaves below which can extend the table to 210cm and 260cm. There are small castors on the legs of the table, which allows for the table to be extended out or moved easily.
With one hand you can just lift the butterfly leaf up in one swift and easy motion. Here’s how the table looks fully extended. It can now fit 12 people for Christmas. Yay! It’s such an elegant dining table don’t you think? I absolutely love it. Love its slender, rounded and tapered legs that fit flush to the corners too. You can have a solid wood top or select from a variety of colourful Fenix for the surface. I went for the white Fenix as it would be a great backdrop for food photography.
In case, you’re wondering what Fenix is, it’s an acrylic resin that is fixed with nano particles which makes it super tactile but also easy to clean.
You get a special cleaning sponge that can remove the toughest of stains such as Sharpie permanent ink marks. That’s great for me, as we sometimes work at the dining table. Hope you have enjoyed seeing my new table. I can’t wait to take more photos of it soon as we celebrate various events at home.
Do take a look at Adventures In Furniture for their variety of furniture. Their choice of extending dining tables is huge, and you can custom make a few features to your liking too.
( All photography are by Little Big Bell. I sought out the brand for this collaboration. The table was a gift).