Designs trends: Utility chic

Utility has never been so chic with this assortment of stripped back tables and wood furniture
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Feed a crowd
Cross-extending table in oak veneer and solid oak, designed by Matthew Hilton to sit up to 14 people; £1,599 from Case Furniture, 189 Stonehouse Street, SW4 (020 7622 2506).
Covet simiplicity
Glass-topped with an oak base, the Covet desk is designed by Shin Azumi; £1,025 from Case Furniture, 189 Stonehouse Street, SW4 (020 7622 2506).
Two tables, one footprint
Spin side table in oak designed by Tomoko Azumi; £395 from Rocket Gallery, Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 (020 7729 7594; rocketgallery.com).
Four legs good, six sides better Hexagonal table in oak designed by Tomoko Azumi; £380 (small), £1,125 (large), from Rocket Gallery, Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 (020 7729 7594; rocketgallery.com).
Settle in nicely
Spindle-backed settle, hand-crafted by De la Espada (delaespada.com) in chestnut with copper feet and optional leather seat pad, from £2,154. From Skandium, 247 Brompton Road, SW3 (020 7584 2066; skandium.com).
Lifting the lid
Gillespie dressing table in oak £1,550, or walnut, £1,705, from Channels, 1-3 New Kings Road, SW6 (020 7371 0301; channelsdesign.com).
Relaxation without frills
Oak day bed with a choice of grey, red or green mattress; £1,715, for Another Country (anothercountry.com).


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