Coffee | Accent Tables

Illustration of a Coffee | Accent Table

Coffee tables, also known as accent tables, are a style of low table designed to be paired with sofas. Typically used in living rooms, reception areas, and sitting rooms, coffee tables are used to hold books, magazines, drinks, small plants, and other decorative items. Coffee tables are designed with a large range of sizes, styles, materials, and storage options to pair with desired living room aesthetics and functions.

Common Questions

How tall should a coffee table be?
Coffee tables should be roughly the same height or 2” lower than the adjacent couch. Coffee tables vary by design from 10”-18” | 25-46 cm.
How long should a coffee table be?
The appropriate length of a coffee table should be sized at roughly two-thirds the length of the closest couch to provide for easier circulation. Coffee tables have a varied assortment of lengths from 30”-90” | 76-229 cm.
How much clearance should be provided around a coffee table?
A clearance zone of 24”-30” | 61-76 cm should be provided around the entire perimeter of a coffee table to for comfortable circulation and access.

* Under Development *

Cherner Coffee Tables
Illustration of the Cherner Coffee Table with a coffee cup and books for scale
The Cherner Coffee Table is a molded plywood table with curved legs and a profiled table top. Designed by Benjamin Cherner in 2003, the Cherner Coffee Table has a tabletop height of 15.5” | 39.4 cm and comes in two sizes: a large 36” | 91.4 cm diameter and a smaller 32” | 81.3 cm diameter.
Drawings with dimensions of the Cherner Coffee Table, in both 36" and 32" diameters, in plan and elevation views
The Cherner Coffee Table is a molded plywood table with curved legs and a profiled table top. Designed by Benjamin Cherner in 2003, the Cherner Coffee Table has a tabletop height of 15.5” | 39.4 cm and comes in two sizes: a large 36” | 91.4 cm diameter and a smaller 32” | 81.3 cm diameter.
Cherner Coffee Tables

*Under Development*

Diameter (36”): 36” | 91.4 cm
Diameter (32”): 32” | 81.3 cm
Height: 15.5” | 39.4 cm
Area: 5.6-7 ft2 | .5-.7 m2
Materials: Molded beech wood plywood; walnut veneer
Designer: Benjamin Cherner
Year:
2003

Details & Downloads
Eames Coffee Tables
Elevation drawing of the Eames Coffee Table (Rectangular) with a bottle and glass of wine for scale
The Eames Coffee Table is a low and functional mid-century table with a dowel-leg and wire base. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1949, the Eames Coffee Table has a height of 15.25” | 38.7 cm and is produced as both a square of 30” | 76.2 cm, and a rectangle that is 30” x 45” | 76.2 x 114.3 cm.
Dimensioned drawings of the square and rectangular Eames Coffee Tables measuring height, length, and width
The Eames Coffee Table is a low and functional mid-century table with a dowel-leg and wire base. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1949, the Eames Coffee Table has a height of 15.25” | 38.7 cm and is produced as both a square of 30” | 76.2 cm, and a rectangle that is 30” x 45” | 76.2 x 114.3 cm.
Eames Coffee Tables

*Under Development*

Length (Rectangle): 45” | 114.3 cm
Width (Square, Rectangle): 30” | 76.2 cm
Height: 15.25” | 38.7 cm
Area: 6.3-9.4 ft2 | .6-.9 m2
Materials: Top (Walnut, white ash, or Carrara Marble), Legs (Walnut, white ash, ebonized ash), powder-coated steel supports
Designer: Charles & Ray Eames
Year:
1949

Details & Downloads
Eames Elliptical Table
Elevation drawing of the Eames Elliptical table with books and a plant
The Eames Coffee Table is a low and elongated oval-shaped birch table set on a wire base. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1951, the Eames Elliptical Table has a low surface height of 10” | 25.4 cm, length of 89” | 226 cm, and width of 29.5” | 75 cm.
Dimensioned drawings of the Eames Elliptical Table with measurements for length, width, and height in elevation and plan
The Eames Coffee Table is a low and elongated oval-shaped birch table set on a wire base. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1951, the Eames Elliptical Table has a low surface height of 10” | 25.4 cm, length of 89” | 226 cm, and width of 29.5” | 75 cm.
Eames Elliptical Table

*Under Development*

Length: 89” | 226 cm
Width: 29.5” | 75 cm
Height: 10” | 25.4 cm
Area: 14.3 ft2 | 1.3 m2
Materials: Seven-ply birch core top, laminate top and backer, chrome wire base
Designer: Charles & Ray Eames
Year:
1951

Details & Downloads
IKEA Lack Coffee Table
Drawing of the IKEA Lack Coffee Table with a stack of books and cup of coffee for size
The IKEA Lack Coffee Table is a simple and hard-lined particleboard coffee table with an included storage shelf for various common objects, books and magazines. The IKEA Lack Coffee Table has a height of 17 3/4” | 45 cm, length of 35 3/8” | 90 cm, and width of 21 5/8” | 55 cm.
Illustrations with dimensions of the IKEA Lack Coffee Table with measurements for length, width, and height
The IKEA Lack Coffee Table is a simple and hard-lined particleboard coffee table with an included storage shelf for various common objects, books and magazines. The IKEA Lack Coffee Table has a height of 17 3/4” | 45 cm, length of 35 3/8” | 90 cm, and width of 21 5/8” | 55 cm.
IKEA Lack Coffee Table

*Under Development*

Length: 35 3/8” | 90 cm
Width: 21 5/8” | 55 cm
Height: 17 3/4” | 45 cm
Area: 5.3 ft2 | .5 m2
Materials: Particleboard, fiberboard
Designer: IKEA of Sweden

Details & Downloads
Krusin Coffee Table
Elevation drawing of the Krusin Coffee Table with a bowl and stack of books
The Krusin Coffee Table is a square shaped low coffee table with an inset glass or marble table top within a wooden frame. Designed by Marc Krusin in 2011, the Krusin Coffee Table has a low surface height of 10” | 25.4 cm and widths of 36” | 91.4 cm.
The Krusin Coffee Table is a square shaped low coffee table with an inset glass or marble table top within a wooden frame. Designed by Marc Krusin in 2011, the Krusin Coffee Table has a low surface height of 10” | 25.4 cm and widths of 36” | 91.4 cm.
Krusin Coffee Table

*Under Development*

Width: 36” | 91.4 cm
Height: 10” | 25.4 cm
Area: 9 ft2 | .8 m2
Materials: Wood frame (ash, oak, walnut), glass or satin marble top
Designer: Marc Krusin
Year: 2011

Details & Downloads
Noguchi Table
Elevation drawing of the Noguchi Table with books for scale
The Noguchi Table is an iconic sculptural table made up of two organically shaped interlocking solid wood supports holding a glass tabletop. Designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1948, the Noguchi Table has a height of 15.75” | 40 cm, length of 50” | 127 cm, and width of 36” | 91.4 cm.
Dimensioned drawings of the Noguchi Table with length, width, and height shown in plan and multiple elevations
The Noguchi Table is an iconic sculptural table made up of two organically shaped interlocking solid wood supports holding a glass tabletop. Designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1948, the Noguchi Table has a height of 15.75” | 40 cm, length of 50” | 127 cm, and width of 36” | 91.4 cm.
Noguchi Table

*Under Development*

Length: 50” | 127 cm
Width: 36” | 91.4 cm
Height: 15.75” | 40 cm
Area: 9.2 ft2 | .9 m2
Materials: Solid wood base (black, walnut, cherry, white ash), glass top
Designer: Isamu Noguchi
Year: 1948

Details & Downloads
Pedrera Coffee Table
Side elevation of the Pedrera Coffee Tablewith a plant and stack of books
The Pedrera Coffee Table is an organically shaped table consisting of an undulating steel frame profile holding a sculptural glass tabletop. Designed by Francisco Juan Barba Corsini in 1955, the Pedrera Coffee Table has a height of 15” | 38.1 cm, length of 42” | 106.7 cm, and width of 35” | 89 cm.
Elevation and plan drawings of the Pedrera Coffee Table with dimensions for length, width, and height
The Pedrera Coffee Table is an organically shaped table consisting of an undulating steel frame profile holding a sculptural glass tabletop. Designed by Francisco Juan Barba Corsini in 1955, the Pedrera Coffee Table has a height of 15” | 38.1 cm, length of 42” | 106.7 cm, and width of 35” | 89 cm.
Pedrera Coffee Table

*Under Development*

Length: 42” | 106.7 cm
Width: 35” | 89 cm
Height: 15” | 38.1 cm
Area: 7.7 ft2 | .7 m2
Materials: Steel Frame (powder or brass-plated), glass top (clear tempered)
Designer: Francisco Juan Barba Corsini
Year: 1955

Details & Downloads
Plinth Coffee Table
Illustration of the Plinth Table holding a stack of books and wine glass
The Plinth Coffee Table is an absolutely minimal lined rectangular marble table. Designed by Norm Architects in 2017 for use in homes, offices, reception areas, and galleries, the Plinth Coffee Table has a low height of 10.75” | 27.3 cm, length of 39.5” | 100 cm, and width of 23.75” | 60 cm.
Dimensioned drawings of the Plinth Table measuring length, width, and height in plan and elevation
The Plinth Coffee Table is an absolutely minimal lined rectangular marble table. Designed by Norm Architects in 2017 for use in homes, offices, reception areas, and galleries, the Plinth Coffee Table has a low height of 10.75” | 27.3 cm, length of 39.5” | 100 cm, and width of 23.75” | 60 cm.
Plinth Coffee Table

*Under Development*

Length: 39.5” | 100 cm
Width: 23.75” | 60 cm
Height: 10.75” | 27.3 cm
Area: 6.5 ft2 | .6 m2
Materials: Marble (Carrara or Nero Marquina)
Designer: Norm Architects
Year: 2017

Details & Downloads
Pocket Table
Elevation of the Pocket Table with a drinking glass and stack of books for scale
The Pocket Table is a discreet and minimal lined coffee table that features two hidden drawers for additional storage. Designed by Lee Mindel in 2016, the rectangular Pocket Table has a height of 12” | 30.5 cm, length of 48” | 122 cm, and width of 24” | 61 cm.
Elevation and plan drawings of the Pocket Table with dimensions for length, width, and height
The Pocket Table is a discreet and minimal lined coffee table that features two hidden drawers for additional storage. Designed by Lee Mindel in 2016, the rectangular Pocket Table has a height of 12” | 30.5 cm, length of 48” | 122 cm, and width of 24” | 61 cm.
Pocket Table

*Under Development*

Length: 48” | 122 cm
Width: 24” | 61 cm
Height: 12” | 30.5 cm
Area: 8 ft2 | .7 m2
Materials: Lacquer, oak or walnut veneer over MDF
Designer: Lee Mindel
Year: 2016

Details & Downloads
Saarinen Low Oval Coffee Table
Elevation drawing of the Saarinen Low Oval Coffee Table with a bowl and books for scale
The Saarinen Low Oval Coffee Table is an iconic oval-shaped table with a pedestal inspired by the sculptural shape of a drop of liquid. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956, the Saarinen Low Oval Coffee Table has a height of 15.25” | 38.7 cm, length of 42.25” | 107 cm, and width of 27.5” | 70 cm.
Dimensioned drawings of the Saarinen Low Oval Coffee Table labeled in elevation and plan views
The Saarinen Low Oval Coffee Table is an iconic oval-shaped table with a pedestal inspired by the sculptural shape of a drop of liquid. Designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956, the Saarinen Low Oval Coffee Table has a height of 15.25” | 38.7 cm, length of 42.25” | 107 cm, and width of 27.5” | 70 cm.
Saarinen Low Oval Coffee Table

*Under Development*

Length: 42.25” | 107 cm
Width: 27.5” | 70 cm
Height: 15.25” | 38.7 cm
Area: 6.3 ft2 | .6 m2
Materials: Cast-aluminum base, marble, wood veneer, or laminate top
Designer: Eero Saarinen
Year: 1956

Details & Downloads