I don’t own a coffee table, by myself it’s unnecessary. I generally eat things out of whatever container they were delivered in. Plates are for company. But the girlfriend brought up a coffee table for our next space, so… happy her, happy me, and my search began.
Once I started, I quickly realized my tastes for curved lines faded a bit. I gravitated more to geometric shapes than I usually do. They contrast nicely with most of the fluid lines I’d keep after moving. This is part 1, and as the time progresses, closer to the move I’ll reexamine them. Budget, compromise, and the space itself could remove any one of these, but to lead off, here are some exceptional hi-low coffee table options.
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The LC10 Square Low Table is slightly lower to the ground, slightly more minimal in design, and slightly more sophisticated. And that makes all the difference. Available with a thick glass or marble top (I’m partial to glass on these) this is a fully licensed classic. Each piece of the table is manufactured separately to insure the highest quality. It’s in the MoMA’s permanent collection. Designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand and produced by Cassina. Individually signed and authenticated. $1,385.
The Angled Base Coffee Table by West Elm is a rustic beauty. Blending futuristic iron lines below a 100% reclaimed pine top. This will work in a variety of settings. $399.
Another low beauty, the Krusin Coffee Table also mixes materials. However instead of wood, a beautiful slab of solid marble. Designed by Marc Krusin in 2012. $2649.
Another marble stunner this smart round marble top coffee table by CB2 is an amazing value for real marble. With a slight crystalline finish and grey veined surface, it’s a steal. $329.
The Rubik Round coffee table has a matte finish for a quieter beauty. Think of it as a the more grown up version, because you’ll have to save more to get it. Designed by Rubik in 2008. $800.