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This design storage solution is a centuries-old household favourite.

Deceptively simple yet very effective, this creation has proudly maintained its place in the annals of furniture design throughout the centuries. A sleek storage solution, they still frequent the 21st century home. Of what do we speak? Nest tables, of course! The nifty design hack has been around for quite some time. In fact, the first set of nest tables was designed in the 18th century! Thomas Sheraton, a significant British designer from this period, was the brains behind the very first quartetto table. It consisted of four stacking tables which lived in the drawing room and could be pulled out to provide an extra sewing table or two. Handy!

An incredibly versatile design, nest tables are ideal for homes in which space is at a premium. They can be stacked in the corner in preparation for when guests come around and additional surface space is needed. The graduating height of nest tables means that they also make great miniature desks – or even stools – for young children who can craft or do homework at a practical height.

You don’t necessarily have to store nest tables in a corner – many models are visually very stylish and lend themselves to the interior as a design statement. Their versatility also allows for individual use: break up the tables and style them differently throughout the home. From beautifully crafted antique models to sleek mid century sets, nest tables come in a vast range of shapes and styles. An indispensable addition to most homes, enjoy our very own collection of vintage and antique models here.

Enjoy this selection of our favourite nest tables

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