Coffee Tables

Atlas Coffee Table vs. Free Range

And here we have another face-off, and this time it’s in the realm of wood and marble coffee tables. Yes, they’re not exactly the same, but there are the similarities in materials and dimensions, so why not see if you can guess which one has the $1800 price tag and which one has the $600 tag?
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Pebble Coffee Table

Well, seeing as this concrete table weighs almost 100 pounds, you’ll not want to move it around much, but it’s a relief to see that it has an affordable price tag of $254. The rounded shape will soften up all those sharp edges of your other furniture, inside or out. And, chances are that this table will require less upkeep than other pieces- though don’t go tempting fate by pouring red wine or other colorful drinks over it. (Also available: Pebble Side Table, $126.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $254.00
Available from: West Elm

RAD Tables, Benches, Stools

I still have a deep affection for the Howard Stool, and surprise, surprise, it blinded me to the other perforated steel tables and benches that RAD has to offer. Coffee tables, benches, entry tables, smaller stools and side tables- they have a pretty good array of sizes to suit your needs. A few versions are shown below, and keep in mind there are several different colors to choose from.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00 and up
Available from: RAD Furniture

Herringbone Coffee Table

Wood (coffee table) + chevron parquet + simple iron base = no brainer. Parquetry seems to have been making a comeback with a few interiors featuring the old school look to its best advantage (a few bookmarked images on tumblr). All good news, of course, but if you can’t actually install those lovely patterned floors in your own space, you can certainly apply the technique to a coffee table top. This particular table is made of sustainable shesham wood and is left unfinished, so do be careful with your colorful beverages.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Available from: CB2

Tessello Table Legs

Noah Lambert has added a great leg option to the marketplace: the Tessello. Sold as a set of 3 for $90 (or a set of 4 for $120) it’s a pretty affordable option, especially if you already have a table that just needs a makeover in the leg department. Media center, coffee table, nightstand, you name it, the legs are a no-brainer for an easy update, as you’d only need a drill/screwdriver and screws or bolts to attach them to your choice of table top. Each leg is cut from a sheet of .1875″ thick steel and bent with a custom jig to insure uniformity.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: Noah Lambert

Periodic Coffee Table

Oh, yes, you do see an entire periodic table indented into the surface of this concrete top coffee table. Just think of all the fun you’ll have testing your knowledge and showing off for your guests. Ds? Darmstadtium! Sg? Seaborgium! Appropriate for indoor or outdoor use; designed and made in LA by James DeWulf.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,700.00
Available from: Viesso

Elko Coffee Table

Do you like a little retro feel in your furnishings? This Elko Coffee Table from Eastvold has a just a hint of 50′s mod in its angled leg base. The solid wood box has reinforced mitered joints, giving it a nice fluid feel, and the steel base is avialable in either green, black, red, white, silver or blue powder coating. Also, Eastvold offers custom sizes for an additional fee, so if you need a specific size, you’re in luck.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $960.00
Available from: Eastvold

Sfelt Table

Here’s a relatively simple idea executed well: a removable felt wrap protects the table’s surface from feet, drinks, laptops, etc. The handier among us might replicate this idea on our own coffee tables, but don’t discount the table under the smart felt idea just yet. It’s solid walnut with nicely curved TIG-welded steel legs, so it’ll stand the test of time while easily living up to its name.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $995.00
Available from: Ample Furniture

Pedrera coffee table

Let’s have a quick little test on your design knowledge. Is the well known Casa Milà or ‘La Pedrera’ building designed by Le Corbusier or Antoni Gaudi? Hint: The building is located in Barcelona (image of Casa Milà here, just in case you want to take a peek before finalizing your answer). This coffee table, like the Pedrera lamps (aka PD2, PD4), was designed by Barba Corsini in the 1950s for the interior apartments of the La Pedrera building. Answer on the building’s architect below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $815.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Scamp Tables

Table bases like tennis hoppers? Sounds iffy but it sure looks good, especially with the copper and marble combinations. You have your choice of small, medium, and large, with three base finishes and two tops, so there’s enough options to make sure it works with your room.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00 - 499.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Free Range Tables

Well, how nice is it to see some marble topped tables not costing an absolute fortune? There’s solid walnut legs too, with brass details and a black steel frame. Both coffee and side are a pretty good alternative to some of the pricier marble tables you see in some showrooms, and the design has a very slight mid century vibe (a definite plus). From Blu Dot, if you hadn’t guessed already.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00 - 599.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Tick Leg System

This is pretty fantastic. The Tick is a leg system which clips/clamps on to a variety of materials to make a table. No screws or tools necessary (see how it functions here). You pick the board- new, old (reuse points!), plywood, plastic, whatever- and then clip on the legs for a super easy new coffee table. Other sizes are in the works, but right now just the two widths (35cm or 50cm) are available. See below for more pictures and info.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €75.00 - 94.00
Available from: Linie58

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Origami Coffee Table

Hey, West Elm, hive five to you on this Origami coffee table. It’s small enough to masquerade as a side table, which is great for those of us that like switching things up, yet it’s the geometric base that steals the show. And, hey, if some of us decide to switch out the top to marble or, say, black soapstone, we’ll have to high five ourselves (albeit awkwardly) for making such a smart upgrade.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Available from: West Elm

Filipp Walnut Coffee Table

It looks like a large block of walnut, and probably feels like it too (it weighs almost 100 lbs), but there’s something else about this coffee table that makes it special. It hides two large drawers for tucking all manner of living room paraphernalia- remotes, magazines… and all that other stuff that create clutter. Be forewarned that this needs assembly, but that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering the price.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Available from: Fashion for Home

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P7 coffee table

In terms of coffee tables, how many decent ones are at or under the $300 mark? Not many, that’s for sure, especially if ‘decent’ means aesthetically pleasing to the eye. This solid ash base was inspired by the peace symbol*; the designer deconstructed it to form 7 intersecting triangles.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: CB2