During this week of Barbecues and Art, I can’t help but think about great tables themselves. A really wonderful table can serve so many different purposes aside from merely a food holder. It is often the anchor of a room and a frame for whatever is set upon it. As such, I am quite discerning about my tables. Serve your summer barbecue on these and you are certain to have the most beautiful food presentation in all the land.

 

YVES KLEIN

 

I have been in love with this Yves Klein Table Bleue since…well, since I discovered YKB when I began collecting. It is beautiful and a bit fragile, with its resin-filled plexiglass that tends to shift ever so slightly if anyone touches it. Nonetheless, I use it as a functional coffee table.

 

Dominique Lévy Gallery
909 Madison Avenue
New York City
212-772-2004
dominique-levy.com

 

RASHID JOHNSON

rashid johnson table

 

There were many naysayers who thought I was nuts for acquiring a table filled with shea butter. Nonetheless, I knew this table was everything when I visited Rashid’s Islands show. The table is a most exquisite anchor to our family room, and I am assured there will be no conservation issues.

 

David Kordansky Gallery
5130 West Edgewood Place
Los Angeles
323-935-3030
davidkordanskygallery.com

 

MARY HEILMANN

Mary Heillman Red Tile Table

 

There will always be something about Mary. Everyone is familiar with Mary’s chairs since they have taken a starring role on the Whitney museum rooftop. However, you need to know she also designs equally phenomenal tables.

 

Hauser & Wirth
London, Zurich, New York, and coming to L.A. 2015: Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel
hauserwirth.com

303 Gallery
507 West 24th Street
New York City
212-255-1121
303gallery.com

 

SAM FALLS

 

No one could miss Sam Falls’s stunning marble-inlay table at the Independent. The only issue was, it seemed like a crime to separate it from his gorgeous piece on the wall behind it. I do lose a bit of sleep wondering where this table found a home.

 

Hannah Hoffman Gallery
1010 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles
323-450-9106
hannahhoffmangallery.com

Xx Lottie Dottie