ODAMI's modular dining table helps diners disconnect

ODAMI's modular dining table helps diners disconnect

SARA dining table debuts at Toronto's SARA restaurant

Toronto-based multidisciplinary studio ODAMI have designed a modular dining table that gently nudges diners to disconnect and be present, allowing them to truly appreciate their meal and the people they share it with.

The SARA dining table, so named after debuting at SARA restaurant in Toronto, is inspired by the forms and sense of the shoreline — cultivating a place of calm escape that encourages diners to stash their smartphones away. 

Table Details:

  • Hidden, spill-proof cell phone compartments are accessible through a removable table top inlay with storage for two to three phones
  • Large, hand-turned locally-sourced ash wood base anchors the table to the ground
  • Curved quartz table top surface introduces a subtle sense of movement
  • Capacity for the tables to fit in interlocking configurations, allowing for them to be purchased in multiples to customize table length

ODAMI is a Spanish Canadian architecture and design team, comprised of husband + wife Michael Fohring and Aránzazu González Bernardo.


ODAMI is an emerging design studio founded in 2018 by Spanish architect Aránzazu González Bernardo and Canadian designer Michael Fohring. Offering architectural, interior, and furniture design services for residential, retail, and hospitality projects, their work seeks to merge Spanish and Canadian approaches to architecture and design, embracing the beauty of everyday life in pursuit of timelessness and sense of place.

SARA represents the first of two restaurants for the studio, with a shared Pantry and Blondies location — another project with The Food Dudes and MiiM Collective — set to open in Commerce Court in early 2019. Aside from these, the studio focuses on small-scale retail and residential projects, as well as furniture design, with several experimental furniture pieces set to launch at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival in 2019. Prior to founding ODAMI, the duo has been awarded a Canadian Architect Award of Merit, a P/A Honourable Mention, and a Canadian Interiors Project of the Year through their work at other offices.