Gather ‘Round: pt. 1

This year’s top furniture picks favour simple geometric forms, wood accents and minimal embellishments.


Nara | Poliform

Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, this versatile piece of furniture suitable for use as a stool, bedside, coffee or side table contains a simple compact circular top and three interconnected legs that form a sturdy trefoil base. Nara is available in two different sizes, in black elm or hickory walnut canaletto.

A-frame Canteen Desk | Very Good & Proper

This newest addition to the line pairs a linoleum top with cast aluminum legs to achieve a light yet sturdy worktable. While the A-frame Canteen Desk fares well on its own, brackets on its legs allow multiple desks to be joined together at once, offering convenient options for collaborative workspaces. The desk is also available with a wooden top, with powder-coated or raw metal legs.

Genoa Collection | Beaufurn

With tapered lines and subtle silhouettes, Beaufurn’s new Genoa chairs are ideal for dining tables, bars, lobbies or lounges, in both public and private settings. The chairs contain steam-bent ash wood frames and upholstered seats, and can be finished in eight colours and a range of fabric options. The side chairs are stackable, whereas the arm and lounge chairs have back supports and integrated metal components for rigidity.

Conference Tables | Union Wood Co.

This residential-turned-commercial furniture maker has launched its first line of hand-crafted wood conference tables. The four new designs – A-frame, Campfire, Taper and Radius – prioritize simple forms, modern lines and organic textures. Each table is built-to-order in Vancouver using sustainably harvested North American hardwood.

Torre Conference Tables | HBF Furniture

Named after the Italian word for “tower” and inspired by the form of a cake stand, Artis Studio’s Torre Conference Tables contain thin, solid ash wood tops and weighted conical bases. The collection is available in single, double or triple base options, in different colours and sizes with built-in power capabilities.