One of our favorite tables is currently on sale (it's down from $1,200 to $499; if our math is right, you save $701) at Design Within Reach. Designed by Stockholm-based TAF Architects for Muuto, the table is a future classic; at this price, I'm thinking of taking the leap.
Made with a powder-coated steel frame, solid oak legs, and an oak veneer or painted finish, the table is available in solid colors or in a mix of two or three (think black-white, gray-green, or white-gray-black). According to Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom of TAF Architects), "Mixing materials is one of the cornerstones of Nordic design, and this table takes that tradition one step further by allowing you to mix materials as you wish."
Above: The Adaptable Table is about 78 inches long and is equally funcitonal as a desk.
Above: The Adaptable Table: Black Table, Black Apron, Black Legs measures about 79 inches long and about 29 inches high; $499.
Above: The Adaptable Table: Gray Table, Gray Apron, Gray Legs is also on sale for $499.
Above: The Adaptable Table: White Top, Green Apron, White Legs is on sale for $499.