Herringbone dining table. Pattern of modernity

by | Nov 28, 2020 | Archives: Design, Archives: Furniture, Archives: Product, Handcraft by SFD Furniture Design

 The distinctive look of the herringbone pattern has popularized it in the interior design world and it’s actually not surprising to see how many different uses are for it. The versatility of this classical pattern is not limited to flooring or to a particular style. The herringbone pattern has become timeless and today we would like to show you the use of this design in one of our latest FJÄRIL round tables.

During the 16th century the Herringbone pattern was used in wood flooring, and the first known example of this can be seen in the Francois 1 Gallery at the Chateau de Fontainebleau in France..”

A little bit of history:

The herringbone pattern is an arrangement of rectangles used for floor tilings and road pavement, so named for a fancied resemblance to the bones of a fish such as a herring.

 The blocks can be rectangles or parallelograms. The block edge length ratios are usually 2:1, and sometimes 3:1, but need not be even ratios.

Herringbone patterns – Parallel to boundary

Herringbone patterns – 45 degree rotated

First inspirations:

 Herringbone pattern is used in many places. Its geometrical arrangement is not only a decoration, but also has a technical aspect – so arranged elements overlap each other, which strengthens the whole structure.  Below presenting some examples that can be found at home.

 Wooden floors

Herringbone floors are a great option for modern and contemporary spaces where they are capable of creating a warm, inviting and comfortable atmosphere

Accent wall

This herringbone wall was made of boards recovered from the old fence.

Wall tiles

Herringbone tile walls are an excellent option for kitchen or bathroom of all types and sizes because harmonise the decor in a great way.



Finally – FJÄRIL a herringbone dining table!

Is called the FJÄRIL table, or rather a whole series of folding round tables. For each of them you can optionally order a top with a  herringbone pattern. Our main goal was to make the round tables even more unique and, at the same time, to blend in perfectly with modern, minimalist interiors. We drew our inspiration not only from the already existing patterns in the above photos but also in this respect nature proved to be irreplaceable. FJÄRIL in Swedish means butterfly – that’s what the pattern on its wings additionally confirmed our conviction about what pattern to use.

That’s how presents herringbone pattern on FJÄRIL BLACK dining table before

Swallowtail – This rare species of butterfly was one of our inspirations for creating the herringbone pattern

FJÄRIL WHITE after extension.

FJÄRIL WHITE herringbone dining table after extension.


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Artur Bieńko
SFD Furniture Design




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