It's been a while since I've opened the magic book, but when I was trying to make some order out of all of the books that I've got next to my desk, I found it. The book magically opened to a little piece on decorating by tick-tack-toe!
Carleton Varney says ...consider a great glass coffee table with a stainless steel base shaped like an X... we find X's in dining room tables, end tables, chairs and sofas, too. There are many wooden card tables with bamboo-wood-turned X bases that look extremely attractive with director-style chairs with X bases. One of the really classic mid-century examples of an X-based chair is Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chairs and ottomans. An example of X and O combined is Verner Panton's Cone Chair, here in a vibrant blue. He also made tables to match.
The O's have style too... Big round tables in lucite, wood, glass and laminates are everywhere. There are round rolling bar carts, round dining room tables and great round ball chairs made of white plastic on a white swivel base. One of the most well-known round tables is Eero Saarinen's Tulip table, just a perfectly-balanced base with a beautiful round top.These mod round chairs are really personal screening rooms!
This Eames walnut stool/table looks almost like an African drum.
Which has it? The X's or the O's?