Round tables are always good for conversation and they were required when the late John Glenn went to dinner with family, his son recently reported. It's filled with irony, this requirement made by the first human being ever to have circled the earth.

Round tables are always good for conversation and they were required when the late John Glenn went to dinner with family, his son recently reported. It's filled with irony, this requirement made by the first human being ever to have circled the earth.

We also find it rather serendipitous that Glenn was orbiting the earth in 1962 as the mid-century movement went into full effect, creating a dizzying array of furniture and fixtures that reflect space-age design. In a salute to this iconic statesman and astronaut from Ohio, furnishings that feature curvy edges have been selected here. Our appreciation is endless.

West Elm, Floral Burst Chandelier, $399

West Elm, Jensen Round Glass Dining Table, $399

West Elm, Luna Chair, $499

West Elm, Arc Base Pedestal Table, $499-$599

Roche Bobois, Nuage armchair, price by request

West Elm, Upholstered Storage Ottoman, $399

Crate & Barrel, Sydney 3-Piece Curved Sectional, $3,499