Low tables are an elegant genre with endless possibilities. Minimalist, Scandinavian or industrial style, crafted in artisanal traditions or using the latest technologies and materials – their use is universal. They are ideal both in the living room and in any corner of the house: in the bedroom or outdoors. It is functional, versatile and impressive. Here are five coffee table models that will surprise and give you something to think about.
The style, reminiscent of factories and industry, fits into various interiors. Simple lines of objects, strong shapes and solid materials (steel, stone) look very convincing. In the case of coffee tables designed in an industrial style, the effect is enhanced. Tom Dixon ‘s Screw is a clear design inspired by the materials and manufacturing processes of the Industrial Revolution. The basis is a powerful screw on a heavy mount. The rotating tabletop, placed on a threaded steel rod, allows height adjustment, while at the same time imparting strength and elegance. The table can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Over the course of its existence, the coffee table as a genre has become more than just a piece of furniture for placing books, magazines and glasses. A convincing example is the elegant and functional Cabaré model from Flexform , which has many possibilities. The Cabaré has a round shape, a refined solid wood structure (canaletto walnut or ash in various finishes), and two overlapping metal shelves covered in leather. The bottom one can be used to place books and magazines. The upper level also features a practical, removable tray in satin metal (also available in a variety of finishes, including black chrome and champagne shades).
One of the brightest trends of our time is the interest and revival of craft techniques. Handmade items personalize your living environment and make it unique. An illustration of the trend is the Drops handmade low table from De Castelli . Its authors are the Italian duo Zanellato/Bortotto , who have made the revival of the craft their main specialization. The tables come in three different sizes, all inspired by the irregular shapes of water droplets on the surface. Thanks to the skill and know-how of De Castelli, the traditional technique of hand-stamping and forming copper has been made more modern with the new coatings DeNuance Oceano and DeNuance Foresta. They were obtained as a result of the combined action of fire, oxidation and pigments, giving rise to a unique combination of shades.
Low tables are ideal for creating a Scandinavian-style seating area. They will make any space cozy and comfortable. Little Friend, Fritz Hansen is designed by Kasper Salto. The solution is in the spirit of Scandinavian design: this multifunctional and portable item perfectly copes with the challenges of modern minimalist work and life. One obvious way to use it is for your laptop and morning coffee.
A rectangle or square with low legs is a classic coffee table. Now there are many lightweight variations on thin legs. Therefore, if you want to complement the decor with minimalist and linear forms, choose a low metal table, perhaps with bright accents. A good option is the strict geometric lines of Fard tables from Bonaldo . Stylistically, this collection is restrained and harmonious. The tabletops are available in two shapes, made from heat-treated oak or in an original bio-malt finish (biomalt is an environmentally friendly material used to cover solid surfaces, with coating thicknesses ranging from 2 to 4 mm). The elegance of the tables is emphasized by a thin metal base, which can be ordered in a variety of colors.