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.
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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 for use in their Case Study House No. 8, the Eames Coffee Table features many of the simple and playful details that the duo explored in similar furniture pieces. The Eames Coffee Table has a height of 15.25” | 38.7 cm and is produced as both a square table with a width of 30” | 76.2 cm, and a rectangular table that is 30” x 45” | 76.2 x 114.3 cm. The tabletop and dowel legs are paired in finishes that range from walnut, to white ash and Carrara marble (with ebonized ash legs).
Materials: Top (Walnut, white ash, or Carrara Marble), Legs (Walnut, white ash, ebonized ash), powder-coated steel supports
Designer: Charles & Ray Eames
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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 reduced essence of the Plinth Coffee Table is a clear and focused celebration of the natural beauty of marble. 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. The marble is available as either Carrara or Nero Marquina marble.
Materials: Marble (Carrara or Nero Marquina)
Designer: Norm Architects
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The Pedrera Coffee Table is an organically shaped coffee table consisting of an undulating bent steel frame profile holding a sculptural glass tabletop. Designed by Francisco Juan Barba Corsini in 1955 as part of a transformation of the attic of Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Milà, the Pedrera Coffee Table similarly celebrates the movement of twisting and meandering lines. The Pedrera Coffee Table has a height of 15” | 38.1 cm, length of 42” | 106.7 cm, and width of 35” | 89 cm. The steel frame is either powder-coated or brass-plated and supports a tempered glass surface.
Materials: Steel Frame (powder or brass-plated), glass top (clear tempered)
Designer: Francisco Juan Barba Corsini
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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 as a functional and sleek living room item, the Pocket Table can be used singularly or paired with a second table for greater size and utility (four drawers). The rectangular Pocket Table has a height of 12” | 30.5 cm, length of 48” | 122 cm, and width of 24” | 61 cm. The table is constructed out of MDF with finish options in oak or walnut veneer, or white lacquer.
Materials: Lacquer, oak or walnut veneer over MDF
Designer: Lee Mindel
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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 is a playful form that is often nicknamed as the ‘surfboard table’ because of its similarities in shape. 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. The tabletop surface is made of a seven-ply birch core with laminate top and backer, and attached to a chrome wire base.
Materials: Seven-ply birch core top, laminate top and backer, chrome wire base
Designer: Charles & Ray Eames
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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 mortise-and-tenon frame is available in a range of woods that include ash, oak, or walnut, and paired with either a marble or glass surface.
Materials: Wood frame (ash, oak, walnut), glass or satin marble top
Designer: Marc Krusin
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