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Seen as practical essentials in a variety of home settings, side tables can also add unique style, elegance and character to a space.
The Clover Side table has won our hearts and nestled its way into countless spaces with its eye-catching curves and proportions. Choose the Tall Clover, the Short Clover, or if you really mean business pair these babes together!
From R7500 | houseofkook.com
Combining skinny steel legs with a unique woven sisal top, this side table is a display piece in its own right.
From R3200 | market.designafrika.co.za
Available in two heights and featuring a removable powder-coated aluminium tray, the elegant Tray tables look fabulous in groups.
From R4500 | dokterandmisses.com
In search of a side table that combines quirky cool with practical magic? Joe Paine’s Self Help design fits the brief.
R3990 | joepaine.com
The strong, simple lines of the Pill table make it a bold choice in contemporary settings.
From R8 200 | studio19.co
Designed by Mia Hamborg for &Tradition, the Shuffle table is reminiscent of classic painted wooden toys – and just as charming.
POA | cremadesign.co.za
The Insert table by Danish design company Ferm Living is a piece of functional art made from solid ash wood.
POA | cremadesign.co.za
Graphic and bold, the Descent table is an ideal counterpoint to a minimalist decor scheme.
R2 400 | hertexhaus.co.za
Mash.T’s unique Bright Side tables are made to order from woven ilala palm – and they’re irresistibly tactile.
From R8 912 each | mashtdesignstudio.com
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Local outdoor design studio SPRUNG has designed two new colourways of the Deck Mate table, exclusively for VISI. The Deck Mate side tables have been designed to sit alongside your lounger to provide the perfect platform for your drink, snack and book. You can also position two back-to-back to make a fun low side table for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
From R1399 | shop.visi.co.za
Woven details take the Wambo to the next level, while the combination of steel and wood keeps the overall look sleek.
From R5 800 | theurbanative.com
Reminiscent of French artist Henri Matisse’s work with paper cutouts, the Matisse table makes a strong anchoring statement.
R2 999 | coricraft.co.za
Available with a white or grey marble base, the Martini side table is aptly named. Cocktails, anyone?
R2 599 | home.co.za
Calling all classicists: with its elegant turned pedestal, the Whittaker is the table you’ve been searching for.
R4 295 | blockandchisel.co.za
As sculptural as it is practical, the Vondel table is available in five different types of solid stone.
R10 400 | lemoncollection.co.za
The Mason table reflects Pedersen + Lennard’s unerring ability to blend the contemporary with the classic.
R2 450 | pedersenlennard.co.za
Available in oak, ash or wormy chestnut, the Escarpment table doubles as a discreetly minimalist bedside pedestal.
From R2 255 | pedersenlennard.co.za