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.

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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.
Drawings with dimensions of the Cherner Coffee Table, in both 36" and 32" diameters, in plan and elevation views
Cherner Coffee Tables

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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

Drawings include:
Cherner Coffee Table side elevation (36"), side (objects), side (32"), plan (36"), plan (32")

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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.
Dimensioned drawings of the square and rectangular Eames Coffee Tables measuring height, length, and width
Eames Coffee Tables

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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

Drawings include:
Eames Coffee Table side elevation (square), side (objects), side (rectangle), plan (square), plan (rectangle)

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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.
Dimensioned drawings of the Eames Elliptical Table with measurements for length, width, and height in elevation and plan
Eames Elliptical Table

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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

Drawings include:
Eames Elliptical Table side elevation (long), side (objects), side (short), plan

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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.
Illustrations with dimensions of the IKEA Lack Coffee Table with measurements for length, width, and height
IKEA Lack Coffee Table

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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

Drawings include:
IKEA Lack Coffee Table side elevation (long), side (objects), side (short), plan

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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

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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

Drawings include:
Krusin Coffee Table side elevation, side (objects), plan

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