35 designer coffee tables to spice up your living room
A coffee table is a perfect accent in the living room, which can be both functional and decorative. It is suitable as a device and can also fulfill the role of a work of art or a sculpture. Designer coffee tables are often different from mass-produced items. They are more elaborate and unusual. Impressive, one of them could definitely become a conversation starter in your living area.
Classic round coffee table
Since a circle is a popular shape for a classic coffee table, let’s take a look at some of the modern classic tables with rounded tops.
Marcel Wanders designed this XL coffee table as part of his Mad collection. Apart from an oversized tabletop, it has a cup-shaped low base, which provides an attractive base for the rugged top.
The British furniture designer Henry Swanzy has implemented the classic glass round glass table with bungee cords and tension.
He created a system of three oak table legs, a round glass plate and discs with the connected bungee cord loops, which stand together thanks to simple tension.
Ginger proves that each designer’s vision is different from the same object. You can see that in every detail from bottom to top.
It is based on industrial, almost pipe-like contrasts that are beautifully contrasted with a textured and patterned top that looks like it is made of stone.
Void is a modern round glass coffee table with a recessed shelf made of thermoformed solid surface material.
The piece designed by Paul Crofts was created to show books, souvenirs and various small decorations. Not common at all, but trendy design idea.
Unusual round designer coffee tables
Jerome Spriet and Wolfgang Bregenzer invented Acoustable to make listening to music easier and more convenient.
You see, the hollow base of the table houses a speaker system to amplify the sound. A polymer-mineral blend turns the table into a mobile sound and power system with no visible signs.
Inspired by fabric, Nathan Yong’s “beautifully designed” tables look very different from the average round coffee table.
Metal “Drapes” support the round, framed top and create a completely different look than just another glass coffee table.
Jader Almeida specializes in innovative wood furniture that combines state-of-the-art techniques with the modern aesthetics of the mid-century.
His Twist coffee table is one of those creations that are not part of any particular time, but so unique that you will never forget them.
If you are looking for a coffee table with a striking base, then Bell by Sebastian Herkner is just the thing for you. It is made of colored glass and contrasts sharply with the brass plate.
Bell is part of a collection of tables. So, if you need a smaller size or color, there are several options.
Coffee tables with unique bases
Inspired by the dividing walls found in the hinterland of Liguria, the designer Daniele Ragazzo Concreto designed a coffee table with a heavy fiber concrete top and a dynamic pedestal made of colored glass shards.
The metaphor of the life of Montale, which is “a wall crowned with sharp pieces of broken glass bottles,” adds a new meaning to Daniele, with something fragile enough to carry something solid.
The designer Mario Mazzer has everted the legs of a typical contemporary table and created a coffee table that looks unusual due to its base.
Sculptural but storage-friendly, Arvo stands out from the sea of contemporary sculptural designer coffee tables.
Base is the bulk of most coffee table designs including Float by Liz Boscacci, inspired by water bubbles that floated on the surface when she made it.
Mahogany bubbles are seemingly random but circularly connected to support the generous glass top.
Trompe l’oeil, as he calls it, UP Coffee Table by Christopher Duffy can definitely confuse your visual expertise, if not completely fooled.
A limited edition of just twenty-five tables counts because of a complicated, time-consuming manufacturing process that can take up to twelve weeks.
Rectangular designer coffee tables
Rectangular coffee tables bring a different kind of dynamic to the decor. Obviously angular, they make for a smarter, edgier look. They are also best used in smaller, smaller spaces to make the paths more comfortable.
Mauro Lipparini opted for an industrial look for his Bend coffee table, but added a little color and warmth with a wooden tabletop. Storage-friendly, it can hide small clutter from the public and help keep your home clean and tidy.
Designer coffee tables or other designs for that matter are often unique like this bamboo plywood creation from Andrei Hakhovich’s studio called Gradient Matter.
Inspired by the branches, the table displays a flawless craftsmanship and is a very desirable complement to the decor.
Some coffee tables are made for the living room. Others would fit directly into a modern office, much like Orson by Brandon Gore.
Described as a “sanctuary for your coffee cup,” Orson can also house a laptop, and pretty much help to excite you before your workday begins or provides a welcome relief during the day.
There is no living live trend when it comes to designer coffee tables or furniture. It is also difficult to find a more exclusive design.
Anton Maka creates beautiful live edge tables on golden brass bases that make every home more luxurious.
Trendy Metallic Coffee Tables
The beauty of side tables is that they can easily become coffee tables as you can put them together for a more intriguing look.
Pont Des Arts offers side tables that you want to put in the center of your living room and never let go of your eyes.
What could be more stylish than a low square polished brass coffee table? A low square polished brass coffee table with green UK slate top.
Available in a variety of sizes and finishes, Verdi is a perfect living room to decorate a modern, minimalist living environment.
Haumea is a quintessence of contemporary design and a coffee table that you want to have in your living room, office and wherever you need it.
It was designed by Massimo Castagna for Gallotti & Radice and consists of a trendy base made of copper-plated brass and an extra light tempered glass roof between metal parts. The top detail provides a memory-friendly element where you can keep your mess.
Brass is very popular at the moment and we believe that it does not really go out of fashion. Take a look at this coffee table by Vincenzo De Cotiis Progetto Domestico.
The irregular shape of the marble creates a very sculptural, artistic look that is also very luxurious thanks to marble.
Coffee table masterpieces
Nils Finnes Sten’s table is also an irregular but attractive shape that attracts attention. By using glass laminate to create layers of low-iron Starphire glass, it prevents the designer from being another glass table.
A clear transparent center shows a fascinating base support and adds another dimension to the original design.
Greg Klassen specializes in handcrafted wooden furniture that has been fused with blue glass. His works are among the most unique on the market.
With a live edge element to his classic wooden trays, he creates artificial rivers that look so real that you want to take a jump.
If you look at this one, you may feel that you have seen it somewhere. Inspired by the film Inception, designer Stelios Mousarris mixed wood, steel and 3D printing technology to create the miniature Wave City look.
For reasons of convenience and similarity with the film’s curved city, Mousarris kept the wave contained in the smooth surface.
Aside from his buoyant experiments, Christopher Duffy sees the oceans as inspiration and ideas for his stunning designs.
Abyss Horizon is just one of several similar coffee tables that look like a 3D representation of a topographic map of the ocean. A deep conversation with a friend about this beauty is a pure dream.
Coffee tables with metal frame
Each of these enclosed circles is a separate coffee table. But their design is such that they can easily form a larger, though broken, surface.
Although they all look coherent together, a single table makes a more space-saving piece. Available in wood and marble, the round tips can also contrast with solid square bases.
Duotone is a similar style with a square metal base and a round glass top. Equipped with a matching shelf, the smoked glass curls beautifully in the sunlight.
The Duotone Furniture series also includes rectangular tables and tables with massive shelves.
Rock Metal describes this table by Antoine Morris surprisingly well. Shaped like a stone, but made of metal, it looks very unusual.
The muted light color highlights the slim table frame more and shows its complexity. And its irregular shape allows more dynamics in the interior.
Debra Folz created a collection of Square Gem coffee tables that are as beautiful as the gems themselves and are just as valuable.
Framed in a stylish steel base, the blue and pink table tops look as realistic as those things can look like.
Marble coffee tables
This rotatable Copernicus coffee table is a real conversation piece. Made of alabaster, it has marble-like veins that can fool the uninformed.
The small balls inside the railing rotate the table top and add a special touch to the decor, which is both functional and decorative.
Riviera tables by Alfredo Haberli are made of genuine Carrara marble, hence the characteristic luxurious look.
Cleverly designed, the tables are made of individual parts that fit together just like puzzle pieces.
One type of marble can always match another type of marble. And Bethan Gray proves it with this two-tone white and black marble coffee table.
Brass leg tips and a tabletop ring give the piece even more luxury, but marble barely needs help to look great.
Not your typical coffee tables
Do you want to combine functionality with even more functionality? Bellila tried and made it with her Volcano coffee table with a planter.
Its polygonal shape is another design element of the piece. And if that were not enough, his thin wooden panel conceals additional storage space.
Modular coffee tables are a rarity, but they are not popular. This Hierve pie chart system is a great combination of products that could serve as side tables or two separate coffee tables, one of which bears a distant resemblance to Pacman.
Smaller parts of the table could stand alone and have an edgy, typical for coffee tables form.
If you want your coffee table to blend in with the soft furnishings, you could use an Ottoman in its place or Bigun by Jean Louis Iratzoki.
Bigun takes the best of both worlds – soft and solid – and blends them into a beautiful piece that is definitely different from the usual metal and wood bundles.
Designed by a brilliant group of designers Gallotti & Radice, these strange-looking tables would be at home in a contemporary small apartment.