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How to order: Unless otherwise noted, all of our work is made to order in custom dimensions and finishes. For those few listings that are in stock and ready to ship, simply add to your cart and check out. For our custom, made to order work, follow the instructions below: 1. Select your finish from the dropdown box. Finishes can be viewed by scrolling through the photos for each listing. 2. To select an architectural paint finish, select architectural paint and enter the color code in the order notes section. 3. In the notes section, enter the material and dimensions of your tabletop so we know how to prepare your base to receive your top. Ex. Glass, 96x42x1/2, Wood, 120x28x2" or Stone, 84x42" 3 cm thick

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Modern Table Base | Vortex


Luxury modern table base for round glass top:  A unique statement table handmade out of steel by Invictus Steelworks.  Available for other applications, including coffee tables, and other kinds of tabletops by custom order.


A high end round metal dining table pedestal for glass table tops, the Vortex is a handmade out of steel, designed to leave a lasting impression.  This is a unique sculptural dining table, made to order in custom dimensions and finishes.


Boasting a unique, three tiered wave design, we recommend the Vortex as shown for round or square table tops.  For long rectangular table tops, we recommend a double pedestal, or for smaller rectangular table tops, the shape of the base can be made in an oval to accommodate the rectangular shape.


Customer Review

The Vortex was custom designed for an amazing home in California.  The client was looking for an organic, water inspired dining table for a glass tabletop that would also be a statement table.  Here's what she had to say:


"Holy Smokes! That is FANTASTIC. I just can't believe how amazing it looks. CRAZY TALENT... A million thank-you's...It just blows my mind how anybody could be such a visionary! Fantastic."


A made to order designer metal table base, the Vortex is handmade by steel artist Robert Simmons, and is one of his finest sculptural dining table designs. No templates or computers are used in Robert's designs, and every curve is cut, bent and fit by hand.  Like all of our work, nothing is machined.  Robert start from scratch on every design, making all of his cuts freehand.  


Shown in hand polished steel, The Vortex is available in custom dimensions and finishes. Can be scaled to for many applications, for round or square table tops including:

  • luxury coffee table pedestal
  • Cocktail table pedestal
  • Round conference table base
  • Statement table
  • Foyer table or entryway table


For rectangular tabletops, use two bases as a double pedestal. Comes with glass levelers.


Custom Modern Luxury Dining Table

Customize our unique metal table base to suit your needs. If you are using a tabletop other than glass, the base will ship prepared to receive your tabletop.  See more below about how we prepare our bases to receive tabletops.


Listing Dimensions:  48" tip to tip


Custom Dimensions

The size of your base is determined by the dimensions of your table top. Contact Invictus Steelworks for a quote on custom dimensions.


Luxury Dining Table Finishes

Not all finishes are shown. Ask us about other finish options, including powder coat options not shown with listing.  We offer a robust selection of fine finishes, including a colorful metallic architectural paint palette, a selection of beautiful powder coat options, polished or brushed steel, and unique one of a kind hand applied patina finishes.  


Note about patinas: Hand applied patinas are marbled with varying patterns and colors. Each one is uniquely similar.


Included with your modern table base order

  • Felt covered adjustable leveling feet
  • Free preparation of base to receive your top with one of the following options:
    • a fully integrated support apron for stone,
    • pre-drilled mounting plates for wood tops, or
    • glass levelers for glass table tops
  • Free LTL shipping by freight carrier with curbside delivery.
  • Free custom built pallet and packaging


Glass sold separately.


Questions? Contact us, we can answer all your questions, help you determine the proper size for your base, and write up a custom order for you!


Handmade in the USA by Robert Simmons of Invictus Steelworks

  • Modern Table Base Finishes

    Choose from a wide variety of custom finishes.  Learn more about Invictus Steelworks finishes on our Finishes page.  Not all finishes are shown.

  • Determining Dimensions | Scaling to Size

    All of our work can be scaled for just about any application. Contact us for details if you would like to see if a particular design can be scaled for your application. All work shown on our website was once a custom order. Your order will be scaled to the size best suited to the dimensions of your tabletop and not necessarily reflect the dimensions in any listing.

    Standard dining table height is 30", which is the total height of the base and the top when combined. 

    Please provide material and dimensions of the tabletop you intend to use in your order notes. We will contact you to confirm the base dimensions.

    Example: Glass, 72x42x1/2” or 3 CM Stone, 96x48.

    Your base will be prepared to receive your top at no additional cost as follows:

    • Glass: Glass Levelers
    • Wood: Pre-drilled mounting straps, 3/8” holes unless another size is requested.
    • Stone, including granite, quartz, quartzite, marble, cement or other stone or stone-like top: a fully integrated support apron with support every 12-16”.
  • Returns | Refunds | Cancellations

    All of our work is handmade to order to suit your specific needs. Therefore, all sales are final. We do not accept returns, exchanges or cancellations for any reason, including if your order is damaged in shipping or not delivered within our estimated time frame as lead time is an estimate only. See our FAQ’s for more information.

  • Lead Time | Rush Orders | Guaranteed Shipping Date

    Our handmade functional art is unique and as such, is in high demand. Every order is made by hand by steel artist and certified welder, Robert Simmons. When you purchase a piece from Invictus Steelworks, you are purchasing a work of Art, not just a table or a desk. Our lead time varies and is typically but not always in the 10-16 week range.

    • To ensure timely delivery for major holidays, try to place your order 3-4 months in advance. We are typically booked well in advance for orders required to arrive by a holiday, especially Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
    • Powder coat finishes are outsourced and may add to lead time. 
    • Lead time is estimated to the best of our ability at the time of order. We do our best to ship within our estimated lead time window.
    • Guaranteed ship dates must be pre-arranged and agreed to at time of order placement. 
    • Let us know if you have a specific need by date and we will let you know if we accommodate your requirements. Additional fees may apply for guaranteed shipping windows.
    • Rush orders are considered to be any order with required delivery of under 8 weeks. A rush fee may apply, contact us for details.
  • Free Shipping on Shipments Under 7'

    1. Free shipping is included for shipments measuring 7' or less. For shipments exceeding 7', upcharges may apply. Contact us for more information or a custom quote. 

      Included with Shipping:

    2. Basic LTL freight shipping with curb delivery
    3. Custom pallet and packaging
    4. Free lift gate and delivery appointment required shipping are required for residential shipping.
    5. If you are shipping to a commercial location that does not have a loading dock or forklift, or if your location has limited access, including limited hours for receiving deliveries or appointment requirements, additional shipping fees may apply. Contact us for a custom quote.
    6. Limited access locations include but are not limited to strip malls and stand alone retail locations, restaurants, religious facilities, medical facilities, construction sites, some offices, and any commercial location with limited receiving hours or appointment requirements. 


    White glove service is available by custom quote.

    Inside delivery is not available with free shipping or with LTL Freight shipping. White glove service is required for inside delivery.

    Freight insurance is available and recommended.

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