We explore a collection of playful coffee tables designed to be a visual anchor in the living room.
At the centre of a living room, an evocative coffee table is sure to make an impact. Inspiring this edit, we uncover a unique take on colour, form and texture through nine playful coffee tables; reminding us how sophistication and personality can run parallel within the home.
Italian designer Luca Nichetto creates an optical illusion in the Float coffee table for La Chance. This table appeals to challenge gravity, featuring a mirrored base and ‘floating’ cone made from spun metal.
The Ondamarmo coffee table was created as an evolution of Bloc Studios’ Onda collection of metal tables. In this collection, designer Frederica Elmo applied industrial finishes against expressive forms inspired by water and sea life. This contrast results in a dynamic and robust structure.
The Drops coffee table from De Castelli revives a traditional hammering technique in its copper base. The table top’s organic shape and oxidised texture create the appearance of a water droplet from above.
The Pulpo Tavolino coffee table embodies a playful nature in its shape and colour. This vibrant table features lacquered aluminium or powder coated waves and a tinted glass top.
Designer Charlotte Kingsnorth replicates the unique colours of lichen fungus with phosphor bronze. The Future Perfect Small Lichen table features a bronze tabletop and a patinaed cylindrical base in a striking blue, orange and pink palette.
The Martinelli Luce Metafora table is an iconic 1970s design by Lella and Massimo Vignelli that explores form and geometry. In this striking assembly, a glass pane sits atop four distinct shapes of Carrara marble, each symbolic of a time or element of human history.