March newsletter from Live Edge Design

Live Edge staff enjoying our monthly staff appreciation lunch at a make shift communal table for 23.

The Edge of community

“Sharing a meal is one of the oldest and most meaningful rituals known to human kind. It is the central experience to nearly every celebration and rite of passage...In a world where we increasingly live alone, eat alone and even communicate alone, sometimes it is just comforting to be alone beside another human.”
John Lore, Owner and President, Live Edge Design

A Communal or Community table is a large table in a restaurant or café meant for a collection of individuals or small groups. There is more social science and economics behind the communal table than you might imagine and it is one of the biggest trends in restaurants today, for several reasons. Read more in 'The science behind the communal table'...

Live Edge Design Inc. creates communal tables of note for the coolest restaurants, coffee houses, vineyards and hotel lobbies. Sizes and looks are completely customized to fit the client. Options include power and USB ports, built in ice buckets for wine or seafood and chafing dishes.


Blackcomb communal table
Blackcomb communal table
Phantom bar table
Phantom bar table
Cascade communal bar table in gluelam
Cascomb communal bar table in gluelam
Dual height communal table at the Embassy Suites

New product launch in Las Vegas...


We'll be showing off our latest communal table creation at the Hospitality Design show in Vegas in May. Pop by booth 5213 and say hello.

We'll also be showing our latest innovation in flexible restaurant seating...this prototype is now official and actual works! The table and seating expand and contract to suite the occasion..we call it 'Scooch'! See it in action in this video. 

Communal table HD Show booth 5213
The new 'Scooch' table

We're opening our doors.... 

Come visit our showroom April 15, 16 and 17 from 10am - 5pm

Nikole has been crafting some one of a kind funky chunks in preparation, Sharlaine, Christine and Betty will be running tours and we'll have some great pricing on floor models.

Save the date: Studio tour April 15th 16th and 17th

River run dining table

This month we introduce the River Run table to our online store. This dining table is made of two walnut slabs from the same tree, whose live edge faces inward creating a full length glass inlay, or tide pool. The steel legs are finished in 'Gun Metal' and feature inset river rocks. Click to view in our online store...

River run dining table
River run dining table