Coffee Tables

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

Gus* Stump Coffee Table

How do you feel about faux-bois woodgrain? Terrific or tacky? I vote for terrific in this case, as the pattern is grooved into the sides and top of a white coffee table. It adds an organic feel- “updated organic modern” would be the label if you’re in need of classification. Perhaps even more exciting than the table is the handy storage box (Stump Storage Box, pictured below) which provides a great place for all sorts of things- toys, blankets, pillows, etc.- and could double as a side table (or stool?) if need be.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00
Available from: 2modern

Frame Coffee Table

I’ve been thinking about changing out my coffee table for a more appropriate size, and this caught my eye as a possible option. A walnut top and a brushed steel base makes it fully appropriate for a modern living space, and it’s simple enough it wouldn’t take center stage (important when you have a lot of other stuff fighting for attention). Plus, there’s three different sizes to choose from, which gives a custom feel without a custom price.
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Price: $349.00

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Available from: Crate & Barrel

Willoughby Ave Collection

Looking for something slightly different in an accent table? These two tables by 31 & Change, a Brooklyn-based furniture company, have one side that’s angled in to add a little drama to an otherwise seamless surface. Both pieces are made from inch thick Walnut. Also, be sure to check out their other offerings… the Whipple St Mirror and the wood top tables are worth a look.
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Price: $~1840.00
Available from: 31 & Change

Gear Coffee Table

Looking for a low-priced-yet-modern coffee table? This one is pretty affordable in the price tag department and has a slight cantilever to make things interesting. There’s also a super simple console ($249) to match.

Industrial steel with clear protective powdercoat.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: CB2

Caliper Coffee Table

Here’s a coffee table that puts an end to clutter: two hidden drawers reveal storage at each end, making a secret spot to stash away tv remotes, games, and reading materials. Not a bad price either. (There’s some assembly required, but I’m guessing it’s just attaching the legs.)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: CB2

Metal Coffee Table

I’m loving the straight lines and simplicity of this metal coffee table. Made to order.

60″L x 16″W x 15″H
8-10 week lead time

Purchase Information:

Price: $850.00
Available from: Canvas

Saarinen Tables

“I wanted to clear up the slum of legs.” So said Eero Saarinen, designer of the well known pedestal (aka Tulip) collection, which includes a dining, coffee and side table.
Winner of the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award, Saarinen’s collection is one of many iconic designs from the mid century.

To learn more about the designer, visit Eero Saarinen’s wikipedia page.
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Frame Coffee Table

More Iacoli & McAllister, except this time it’s not lighting. The Frame Coffee Table is available in a black or white powder coated base with a natural, white wash, or black wash top, and there’s also the Frame Side Table if you’re looking for a smaller occasional size.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1300.00
Available from: Iacoli & McAllister

Metal Accent Tables

If you’ve ever searched for simple metal tables, you’ll know that sometimes they’re hard to find. Enter in these tables, which don’t even have a fancy name to describe them. Metal. Accent. Tables. There you are.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $360.00 and up
Available from: Greenhouse

#146 Rotating Squares table

While I organize my thoughts from 100% Design and Tent London, I’ll leave you to admire Tom Cecil’s Rotating Squares table. It’s more than impressive in person and I took a short video (on my phone, so don’t have high expectations) to show it in action. Orders are taken on commission and start at £2000.00.

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Link Tables by Tom Dixon

These sturdy tables are made from a single piece of solid aluminum, so you know they’re not going anywhere when the wind blows. Suitable for outdoor use.

Purchase Information:

Price: $525.00
Available from: ABC Carpet & Home

Matrix Table

From designer Andrew Tye is this wonderful plywood coffee table. The wood sections stack and intersect (without the use of any other hardware) to create the base of the table, and is finished with a hardened glass top.

Small: 31.5 “W x 31.5″D x 10.43″ H
Large: 43.31″W x 31.5″ D x 10.43″H

Materials: Plywood and glass

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,479.00
Available from: gnr8

NW1 Table

Hand thrown out of 62 kilo wet clay, these tables designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen are a sight to behold. With colors inspired from Nordic painters, they are hand painted (painstakingly, it seems) at a Danish potter workshop. The video below shows the process.

High Table 16.9″ x 17.7″ Dia, $3,000.00
Low Table 11.8″ x 26.6″ Dia, $3,860.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,000.00
Available from: Bobby Berk Home

Sean Dix Forte Coffee Table

Not a bad price for a coffee table, seeing as it’s comfortably under the $500 mark. The angled legs makes for an interesting detail, yet it’s robust and sturdy looking, as it should be since the legs are cut from solid American walnut (or oak). A veneered hardwood top finishes it off with a nice ‘organic geometry’.

American Walnut ($379) or American Oak ($349).
Also available in a round-topped version for $499.

35.5 x 35.5 x 17 (W x D x H”)

Purchase Information:

Price: $349.00
Available from: nood