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Item #: MINIMALISTA003

Minimalista Side Table by Blu Dot

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Simple Scheduled Delivery: $16.45 per item

Simple Scheduled Delivery

Simple Scheduled Delivery is for folks that don't mind carrying furniture. The shipper will call prior to delivery to arrange an appointment, but the driver will not bring the furniture inside.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days.
  • Larger/Freight items:
    • For Residential deliveries, the shipper will contact you via phone call/email at least 24 hours in advance - to schedule a delivery appointment window (typically a 4 hour window). This is when your order does not ship with UPS/Fedex. Most shippers will have online tracking available as well.
    • Business deliveries to companies/commercial addresses will typically not come with a pre-arranged appointment, but will arrive during standard business hours. Please contact Smart Furniture or the shipper if your business address has special scheduling needs.
  • Smaller items + office chairs will typically ship via UPS/Fedex with a tracking number and online monitoring, but not a phone call and delivery appointment (UPS/Fedex do have scheduling programs with sign up on their websites). This can include office chairs and other products requiring assembly.
  • The driver will deliver the shipment at the ground level/front of your house or in your apartment's regular delivery area. They will not bring the furniture inside or carry it up stairs.
  • If you live in an apartment, the doorman can accept delivery on your behalf.
  • For Larger/Freight shipment (non UPS/Fedex) You must be present at the scheduled delivery appointment to inspect the delivery items and sign paperwork if any damage is visible.
    • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

Room of Choice Delivery: $32.90 per item

Room of Choice Delivery

If you don't like carrying furniture, this is a great option. The shipper will schedule an appointment with you prior to delivery and bring the furniture into your home for you. This service does not include unpackaging or assembly.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (Up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will not unpack or assemble your furniture.
  • You must inspect the purchase at the time of delivery and sign for any damages.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

White Glove Delivery: $42.77 per item

White Glove Delivery


If you want your furniture delivered and ready to go, this is the option for you. The shipper will schedule a delivery window with you at least 24 hours in advance. They'll bring the furniture into your home, place it in your room of choice, and assemble any pieces that need to be put together. It's the true white glove treatment!

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will unpack your furniture, assemble any pieces needing to be put together, and they'll discard all of the boxes and packaging materials.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

Minimalista Side Table
by Blu Dot

Minimalista Side Table At A Glance:
Minimalist furniture lovers: this is your Citizen Kane, your Grapes of Wrath, your Starry Night, your Walking Through the Woods on a Snowy Evening. The Minimalista is the essence of "table" - no more, no less. This pared down end table is offered in walnut, graphite-on-oak, or honed stone with stainless steel gently supporting your choice of top.

What's To Like:
What will you ever do with all that free space? You know, the space created by the Minimalista Side Table's tantalizingly thin silhouette and line-drawing base? It's a visual treat, and will allow complete focus to be placed on whatever it is you want to draw attention to in the room or even on this space-breathing end table.

What's Not to Like:
We haven't tried it ourselves, but we'd hazard a guess that if your Uncle Joe (you know, the ex-football player) were to lean his bulk on one corner of this side table, its frame probably wouldn't like that kind of heavy sideways pressure. Just guessing. The top is plenty sturdy for downward pressure, though, with a central steel support brace underneath.

The Bottom Line:
As minimalist furniture goes, the Minimalista Side Table lives up to its name. It's well-made and leaves plenty of room for your life to fill in the blanks around it.

Features:

  • Overall dimensions: 20" h x 20" w x 20" d
  • Central brace underneath top for stability and strength
  • Choose from honed stone, glass or wood veneer over MDF for the top
  • Stainless steel base

Materials & Measurements

Minimalista Side Table DimensionsMaterials:
Honed Stone, Walnut, and Graphite on Oak

Dimensions:
Overall: 20" h x 20" w x 20" d

About The Manufacturer

Blu Dot FurnitureBlu Dot was founded in 1997 by John Christakos, Charles Lazor, and Maurice Blanks, three college friends who wanted to bring modern design and quality furnishing to everyone. Based in Minneapolis, Blu Dot does just that today- designing tables, chairs, sofas, and a variety of home accessories. Blu Dot furniture has a distinct feel and appearance- its products achieve a definite flair despite a minimalist appearance.

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Delivery & Assembly

Options are good. Here are your 3 shipping options:

Simple Scheduled Delivery: $16.45 per item

Simple Scheduled Delivery

Simple Scheduled Delivery is for folks that don't mind carrying furniture. The shipper will call prior to delivery to arrange an appointment, but the driver will not bring the furniture inside.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days.
  • Larger/Freight items:
    • For Residential deliveries, the shipper will contact you via phone call/email at least 24 hours in advance - to schedule a delivery appointment window (typically a 4 hour window). This is when your order does not ship with UPS/Fedex. Most shippers will have online tracking available as well.
    • Business deliveries to companies/commercial addresses will typically not come with a pre-arranged appointment, but will arrive during standard business hours. Please contact Smart Furniture or the shipper if your business address has special scheduling needs.
  • Smaller items + office chairs will typically ship via UPS/Fedex with a tracking number and online monitoring, but not a phone call and delivery appointment (UPS/Fedex do have scheduling programs with sign up on their websites). This can include office chairs and other products requiring assembly.
  • The driver will deliver the shipment at the ground level/front of your house or in your apartment's regular delivery area. They will not bring the furniture inside or carry it up stairs.
  • If you live in an apartment, the doorman can accept delivery on your behalf.
  • For Larger/Freight shipment (non UPS/Fedex) You must be present at the scheduled delivery appointment to inspect the delivery items and sign paperwork if any damage is visible.
    • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

Room of Choice Delivery: $32.90 per item

Room of Choice Delivery

If you don't like carrying furniture, this is a great option. The shipper will schedule an appointment with you prior to delivery and bring the furniture into your home for you. This service does not include unpackaging or assembly.

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (Up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will not unpack or assemble your furniture.
  • You must inspect the purchase at the time of delivery and sign for any damages.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

White Glove Delivery: $42.77 per item

White Glove Delivery


If you want your furniture delivered and ready to go, this is the option for you. The shipper will schedule a delivery window with you at least 24 hours in advance. They'll bring the furniture into your home, place it in your room of choice, and assemble any pieces that need to be put together. It's the true white glove treatment!

  • Typical transit time is 4-7 business days. Some larger and specialty items may take a bit longer.
  • Shipper will arrange a four hour window for delivery at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Your driver or delivery team will bring the furniture inside your home and into your room of choice (up to two flights of stairs).
  • Delivery folks will unpack your furniture, assemble any pieces needing to be put together, and they'll discard all of the boxes and packaging materials.
  • We'll be sure to assist with any damage that may occur. Please call Smart Furniture right away if any issues arise.
  • If you're ordering multiple items from the same manufacturer, we might be able to bundle your shipping upgrade costs! Give us a call and we'll make sure you're getting the best shipping price possible!
  • Any questions? Chat or call! We're happy to help!

For more information and shipping comparisons, click here.

Shipping rates are equal to 5% of merchandise value for all Blu Dot items.

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  • Q:

    How is the width of the steel legs?
    What kind of finish is on the walnut veneer (oil, wax..?)
    Asked on 3/13/2013 by K from Seattle, WA

    1 answer

    • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The tubing used on the base of the Blu Dot Minimalista Side Table measures 0.75" square. The Walnut top has a clear lacquer with a 10-15 degree sheen. All technical questions aside, it's a handsome piece which you should definitely add to your home or office!

      Answered on 3/19/2013 by Karen G. from Smart Furniture
  • Q:

    1) is the frame stainless steel and are all joints welded, or does this base need assembly?
    2) is the walnut top veneer or solid walnut?
    Asked on 1/15/2011 by Rich from Chicago

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      There is some assembly on the stainless steel base -- the top and bottom squares come already assemblied, but you will have to screw the legs on at the top and bottom.

      The color & tabletop material is as follows:
      -Graphite on Oak: stained oak veneer
      -Marble: honed marble stone slab
      -Walnut: plain-sliced walnut veneer

      Answered on 1/19/2011 by Natalie from Smart Furniture
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