Round Table Romance

Round Table Romance

The round table, first mentioned in 1155 in Wace of Jersey’s Roman de Brut, told of King Arthur having a round table made so that none of his barons, when seated at it, could claim precedence over the others.   The lack of “no head” allows for everyone an equal status at the table and King Arthur was clearly a very clever man.

I recently decided I wanted to transition from a rectangular table to oval or round.  I bought a stunning round table from Horchow and have found a real romance with it.  With the rectangle I always felt like there were two conversations going on and the dinner was divided.  With a round table everyone is involved in the same conversation.  We all can reach and pass, see one another, and we all feel like we are attending the same dinner party.  Here are some beautiful round tables set to inspire.   If you have carpentry skills you could create an amazing unique round table that no one would have.


Curtesy of Architecture Design Magazine


Curtesy of Horchow