We've admired tree-stump stools with painted tops before (see DIY: Garden Stools); we also like these side tables made from felled logs, with exteriors painted glossy white. Designer Marie-Laure Helmkampf came up with the idea for a project in Provence.
Charles Eames Stool / Table U. early This curious stool, with a walnut-veneer plywood seat / tabletop on a "dowel leg" base, may be a prototype or else an after-hours project by an Eames Office associate or Herman Miller employee.
Here we go, a reinterpretation of what a table is or has to be. An elegant and simple form, the Spaceframe table by Gustav Düsing is eight or six or three (which is it?) frames interlocking to support a simple table. Courtesy of Gustav Düsing