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Centre of attraction

india Updated: Apr 10, 2010 01:37 IST
Chetna Joshi Bambroo

With new sitting arrangement styles making a foray in doing the decor of the drawing room, we at times wonder whether one should have a center table in the living area or not. And if most of us adorn the oldest fixture (center table) in the room, we don’t know what’s the new trend and style to follow.

Center matter
“Center tables are still an integral part of drawing room. But nowadays basic wooden or glass table have been replaced by designer and trendy center table. Single piece glass and moulded glass center tables are very much in trend,” says Amitabh Bendre of Evok. Innovation and newness is the new key even when it comes to center tables. “A coffee table is the central element that brings the room together. Be it where you serve snacks and drinks or do work, a coffee table has multiple uses. They can be a great space to showcase your decorative pieces and personal style. Technology adds a fun spin on furniture design. Bespoke furniture designers are creating center tables with an ipod dock or a led lights-creating very funky designs,” says Bindu Vadera of Varya.

Material matters
“Apart from wood and glass, other material that one can have center tables are in: shagreen, bamboo, coconut shell, steel, white metal,stainless steel, leather, resin, marble, acrylic,” says Vadera. Well! The choice of material is endless believes Angeline Loiseau of Zolijns Designs. “People are experimenting and trying tables made of corian, semi-precious gem, stones etc.”

All things beautiful come with a cost, doesn’t necessarily applies all the time. “The price range can vary anywhere from Rs 5000 going upto lakhs depending upon the style and material,” says Poonam Kalra of Centre of Applied Arts.