The word


can evoke any number of images. This medley of shapes and uses is just the start.

Woodworker's table

Available as a console or for dining, the Project Table ($9,895) looks like a carpenter's masterpiece. Order at Usona, 113 S. 16th St., and

Reserved table

The Occa Dining Table ($1,899) makes a handsome, quiet statement with brushed steel and veneer. Available at Bo Concept, 1719 Chestnut St., and

Round table

Nuevo's Victoria Dining Table ($1,250) blends feminine polished marble with a masculine steel frame. Available at Matthew Izzo, 1109 Walnut St., and

Entry table

Grace a foyer with Blu Dot's Strut Console ($399). Available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St., and

Multiplication table

Used solo or as a team, pretty Silhouette Nesting Tables ($299 for two) offer stylish spots to rest a book or beverage. Available at

End table

Add a quirky surface to your abode with Ibride's Ostrich Console Table ($500). Available at

Table of contents

Loom Storage Unit ($400) & Trolley ($400) hosts little ones for drawing, eating and playing. Available at Piccolini, 932 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr, and

Changing table

Make a place for the sprouts with the Playdate Table and Stools ($348). Limited quantities available at Gene's, 122 E. Lancaster Ave. in Wayne, and

Joy Deangdeelert Cho is a Philadelphia textile and graphic designer. Visit her design blog, Oh Joy!, at