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.

This feature originally appeared in est Magazine issue #45.

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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.

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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.

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The Cassina Accordio low table was created retrospectively as a result of Charlotte Perriand’s exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1985.

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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.

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The Baxter Verre Particulier table by Milan-based design agency Studiopepe plays with the idea of fused glass resting on toppled marble posts.

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