Everybody knows a coffee table is good for much more than coffee. We make these classic furniture items in a wide array of styles, colors, heights, sizes, and materials, so they can satisfy any need: place them in front of the sofa to kick up your feet, next to an armchair to store books and display art, or under a window as an extra windowsill for plants.
To offer a little inspiration and to showcase the versatility of the coffee table, we’ve created a round up of some of ours that highlights their standout characteristics.
Created by Norwegian designer Martin Solem for HAY, Kofi is a range of elegant and versatile glass-topped coffee tables. Based on the desire to make a clean and functional table with an eco-friendly profile, the Kofi series is developed using clever and efficient production methods with a flat-pack design. The clean simplicity of the dimensions and proportions is highlighted by the close attention to detail, resulting in uncluttered aesthetics with distinct lines and a timeless quality.
Featuring a solid oak or walnut frame in FSC-certified wood with a water-based lacquer, the top is made of plain or reeded glass, which has a distinctively ribbed structure. The table comes in different sizes with different colour frame options and glass in clear or coloured variants. The numerous design combinations makes Kofi suitable for a wide variety of home or corporate settings, from living rooms and halls to receptions and meeting rooms.
The metal Tray Table’s name says it all. When the tray top is in place, it can be used as a coffee table or bedside table; but the tray can also be removed and used on its own to serve or transport anything you’d like.
TULOU COFFEE TABLE
The Tulou Coffee Table has a round, removable tray with a firm, easy-to-hold edge and a stable, four-legged frame. It is classic and modern at once, while also serving a second purpose.
Aptly named, the Don’t Leave Me Table (DLM) can be easily carried and positioned anywhere you need it. Lightweight and compact, this portable table features a convenient handle that doubles as an original aesthetic flourish.
The Slit Table was inspired by paper origami: its slim frame appears to be folded beneath the tabletop, creating a sculptural form reminiscent of traditional Japanese paper art. Available in numerous sizes and heights, it works well in twos.
BELLA COFFEE TABLE
Bella Coffee Table is an understated table that is small enough to place anywhere and combine with other tables in differing sizes. With its ultra-thin surface and moulded-oak veneer legs, it embodies all that is essential in a coffee table.
EIFFEL COFFEE TABLE SERIES
The Eiffel Coffee Table series, with its gently tapered silhouette, is based on a simple layering principle. Available in diverse colours, heights, and shapes, the line’s open format is a perfect way to create organized display.
Sylvain Willenz’s Rebar collection, produced in round, square, and rectangular versions, juxtaposes a reinforced steel-bar frame with black marble tops and metal trays that are ideal for stylish storage.
Shane Schneck’s Bowler Table is a compact side table that is ideal for small spaces. The single tube that extends upwards creates a defined profile, which doubles as a functional handle too. The stem, handle and tray are made in powder coated steel, with a solid granite base that provides stability, yet it is still lightweight enough to move around. Bowler comes flat packed and is easy to assemble, making it suitable for all kinds of domestic and corporate environments.
Part of the Copenhague range designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the CPH Deux 250 Table shares the same uncluttered profile and strong identity that are consistent with the rest of the collection. Its lower height makes it ideal for using as coffee table in a private setting or as a low table in a waiting area in offices or public spaces. It is available in a round and rectangular model, both featuring a solid beech or oak frame in various finishes, with a plywood tabletop offered in different Nanolaminate colour options. All tables in the series are EU-ecolabelled and made from FSC-certified wood with a water-based lacquer.
PYRAMID COFFEE TABLE 51
Designed to be functional, light and strong, the Pyramid Coffee Table features a round oak tabletop and thin sheet-steel legs that slant outwards, creating a functional and uncluttered expression. Originally created by Wim Rietveld while working at Ahrend in the 1950s, the cutout steel collection has been relaunched by HAY together with Ahrend. The table comes in three different sizes and is suitable for use in a wide variety of restaurant- and café contexts. All models are available in several wood finishes and base colours that can be coordinated with the Result Chair.