Stylish, family-friendly dining tables

The organised amongst us (quick straw poll in the office: five out of eleven) have already made plans for Christmas. And it seems that we’re all the same – it’s the perennial problem of space that gets thrown into the mix at this time of year.  Particularly extra space at the table for larger gatherings of family and friends.  So we get lots of enquiries around now for ‘large family-friendly dining tables’ and our conclusion is that most of us are looking for something similar.  That is, a table that looks uber stylish, works on a day to day basis with family life (i.e. needs to be near bomb proof) and is also clever enough to accommodate 12-16 people at anyone sitting when you need it to.  It’s the reliable work horse of the kitchen/dining room (unless of course you thought that was you!). Continue reading “Stylish, family-friendly dining tables”

Marvellous Marble!

Anyone pounding the vast exhibition halls of the international furniture show Salone Del Mobile, earlier this year (sore feet?  Yes!), will have noticed that one of the themes shouting very loudly was MARBLE. The marble trend has been creeping back for a while, in all its glorious forms, with even more gloriously exotic names:  Calcatta Gold, Emperador, Marquina black and Carrara white.  And it was everywhere at the prestigious Milan show.

Luxury brand Vibieffe have used it (below) on their Opera dining table – incredibly glamorous (and we really do like a bit of glamour at Go Modern!)

Vibieffe Opera dining table
Vibieffe Opera dining table

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Porada – the latest addition to our stable!

Its official, we are now a Porada retailer!! This top Italian brand produces very grown up, sophisticated contemporary furniture in solid wood (combined with upholstery, glass & metal) and will make a fabulous addition to our other fantastic Italian brands (Jesse, Bonaldo, Lema, Tonelli, Contardi & Vibieffe to name just a few). We don’t like to add new brands for the sake of it, they need to add their own unique value and Porada’s collection of elegant dining tables, chairs, bookcases, sideboards & media units are not just ‘more of the same’ for us.

There’s only one problem though. The collection is ENORMOUS. Their master catalogue is a whopping 471 pages. This is a good thing unless you happen to be the people responsible for adding it to our website, managing the image libraries & letting our customers and the Press know we have it. Those people are (mostly) lying down with a cup of tea at the thought of the work ahead. Several of our consultants already know the products so if you want to order anything just give us a call on 020 7731 9540 or pop into our London showroom – which is rather handily just up the road from Porada’s Contract/Trade only showroom at Chelsea Harbour. Continue reading “Porada – the latest addition to our stable!”