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Constructivist Coffee Table

Pierluigi Giordani Rare Constructivist Coffee Table in Wood & Glass, Italy 1950s
By Pierluigi Giordani
Located in New York, NY
Pierluigi Giordani, (1924-2011) A remarkable geometric coffee table by Pierluigi Giordani, the
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Fruitwood

Cesare Augusto Nava dry bar coffee table Italy 1970
By Claudio Salocchi, Sormani
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
almost constructivist coffee table has an amazing design. The piece is different from every side and has
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Coffee Table by Roger Capron, France, 1930s
By Roger Capron
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Coffee table, “Garrigue” model, round shape, top in ceramic tiles decorated with leaves, with a
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Teak

Coffee Table by Roger Capron, circa 1960s
By Roger Capron
Located in Dorchester, GB
Roger Capron tile top coffee table with constructivist oak base. The sand stone tiles are embedded
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Mid-20th Century French Bohemian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Wood

Wood and Glass Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1960
By Gio Ponti
Located in Surbiton, GB
Italian coffee table formed from a black painted wooden lattice frame with contrasting cherry wood
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Smoked Glass, Wood

  • Wood and Glass Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1960
  • Wood and Glass Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1960
  • Wood and Glass Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1960
  • Wood and Glass Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1960
H 18.51 in W 32.29 in D 32.29 in
Nerone & Patuzzi for Gruppo NP2 Sculptural Coffee Table
By Nerone and Patuzzi, Gruppo NP2
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Nerone & Patuzzi for Gruppo NP2, coffee table, wood, glass, iron, Italy, 1970s Designed by the
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Brutalist Coffee Table, Roger Capron style, Vallauris, France, 1950
By Roger Capron
Located in PARIS, FR
A rigorous and graphic rectangular coffee table, Moderniste, Bauhaus, Reconstruction, impressive
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Vintage 1950s French Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lava, Wrought Iron

Midcentury Italian Crome and Smoked Glass Coffee/Cocktail Table
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Midcentury Italian Crome and Smoked Glass Coffee/Cocktail Table Constructivist style cocktail
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Vintage 1970s Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

A BRUTALIST RUSTIC-POST-MODERN SEVENTIES COFFEE TABLE, France 1960-1970
Located in PARIS, FR
An astonishing rectangular coffee or side table, Modernist, Constructivist, Brutalist, Seventies
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Vintage 1970s French Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Wrought Iron

French Mid-Century Coffee Table / Sculpture in Compressed Copper & Bronze, Cesar
By Cesar
Located in New York, NY
This French Mid-Century modern coffee table bears the striking hand of Cesar's radical compressions
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

A POST-MODERN Lacquered COFFEE TABLE by WILLY RIZZO, ed. CIDUE, Italy, 1970
By Willy Rizzo
Located in PARIS, FR
A large and rigorous rectangular coffee table, Post-Modern, Memphis, Constructivist, geometric
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

A Lacquered JAPANESE Style COFFEE TABLE by ROCHE & BOBOIS ALDO TURA France 1970
By Roche Bobois
Located in PARIS, FR
An elegant and luxurious coffee table, of a Japanese inspiration, Post-Modern, Memphis
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Vintage 1970s French Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

Strike/Slip Building Blocks
By Taylor Donsker
Located in Sebastopol, CA
coffee table, or place it beside your bed as a sculptural nightstand. Taylor's signature polished brass
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2010s American Organic Modern End Tables

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Brass

  • Strike/Slip Building Blocks
  • Strike/Slip Building Blocks
  • Strike/Slip Building Blocks
  • Strike/Slip Building Blocks
H 14 in W 14 in D 14 in
A MID-CENTURY-MODERN MODERNIST Elm Bench, PIERRE CHAPO Style, France 1950
By Pierre Chapo
Located in PARIS, FR
An architectural and rigorous bench that can be used as a coffee or side table, Modernist
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Elm

Fletcher Benton
Located in Richmond, VA
Hardback coffee table book featuring the work of sculptor, Fletcher Benton. Essay by Carter
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20th Century Modern Books

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Paper

  • Fletcher Benton
  • Fletcher Benton
  • Fletcher Benton
  • Fletcher Benton
H 11 in W 11 in D 1 in

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Neoclassical Wrought Iron & Bronze Bench, France 1950's
By Alberto Giacometti
Located in New York, NY
Elegant bench in patinated wrought iron and bronze. The sabots are reminiscent of Giacometti's work for Jean-Michel Frank. 3 benches are available; the price is for one.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Benches

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Bronze, Wrought Iron

Rough Brutalist Wooden Chair from France, 1950s
Located in Waasmunster, BE
Rough Brutalist wooden chair from France, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s French Brutalist Chairs

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Wood

  • Rough Brutalist Wooden Chair from France, 1950s
  • Rough Brutalist Wooden Chair from France, 1950s
  • Rough Brutalist Wooden Chair from France, 1950s
  • Rough Brutalist Wooden Chair from France, 1950s
H 38.59 in W 15.75 in D 14.97 in
Afra & Tobia Scarpa Cognac Leather Monk Dining Chair for Molteni, 1973, Set of 4
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Molteni & C
Located in Vicenza, IT
Set of four “Monk” dining chairs designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Molteni in 1973. Made of cognac leather and walnut. Fully restored in Italy. Interesting is the ‘flat’ shape o...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of Italian Nightstands, Paolo Buffa Style, 1950s
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Wrocław, Poland
Very exquisite set of two beautifully carved nightstands or side tables most probably attributed to Paolo Buffa (1903-1970), Italy, circa 1950s. They feature black glass tops and she...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Brass

'Plissé White Edition' Pleated Textile Table Lamp by Folkform for Örsjö
By Örsjö Industri AB
Located in Glendale, CA
'Plissé White Edition' pleated textile table lamp by Folkform for Örsjö. This unique table lamp was awarded “Lighting of the Year 2022” by Residence Magazine Sweden, who called it “...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Textile

Solid Black Oak Round Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This solid wood coffee table is handcrafted out of oak solid wood that retains its natural character.
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2010s Mexican Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

Pair of Constant Night Stands in Poplar Burl wood by Yaniv Chen for Lemon
By Lemon
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Envisioned by designer Yaniv Chen, the Constant nightstand exudes an air of refined luxury, celebrating the inherent splendor of Poplar burl wood. Meticulously crafted with impeccabl...
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2010s South African Minimalist Night Stands

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Burl, Poplar

Pair of Park Night Stands in Oiled Iroko Wood by Yaniv Chen for Lemon
By Lemon
Located in Amsterdam, NL
The Park nightstand is the epitome of exquisite craftsmanship, featuring meticulously proportioned dimensions and exceptional detailing that make it an ideal bedside companion. Our f...
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2010s South African Minimalist Pedestals

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Wood

21st Century Contemporary Minimal White Velvet Bench With Black Lacquered Base
Located in Porto, PT
Fifih Bench is a luxury bench upholstered in velvet and wood base. A contemporary design bench is perfect for minimalist and modern interior architecture projects. Materials: Uphols...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Benches

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Fabric, Velvet, Lacquer, Wood

Polished Aluminum Magna Chair or Stool with Sheepskin Upholstery, Customizable
By Sight Unseen, Bestcase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Made from rolled aluminum — in a non-directional satin finish — and sheepskin, the Magna chair, designed by Charles Constantine, takes its inspiration from the ancient Roman curule, ...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

B17 Bibliothèque Wall Unit Shelve by Pierre Chapo in Oak, France
By Chapo Creation, Pierre Chapo
Located in Berlin, DE
B17 Bibliothèque Wall Unit Shelf by Pierre Chapo in Oak, France. Also available in elm wood. Please consider the production lead time of around 6 months.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Oak

Roger Capron - Vintage Round Side Table with Garrigue Tiles on Wood Frame
By Roger Capron
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Round end table with the famous Roger Capron Herbier tiles, designed from 1968 to 1982. The handcrafted Garrigue tiles produced by a technique in which real leaves were pressed int...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Ceramic, Wood

Vladimir Kagan Sofa
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in San Francisco, CA
A "Tangent" sofa by Vladimir Kagan for Weiman Furniture. Produced in North Carolina late in Kagan's career as he re-visited his early catalog and reinterpreted it for today's trends....
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Vladimir Kagan Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofa
  • Vladimir Kagan Sofa
H 38 in W 92 in D 57 in
Brutalist Design Credenza, Spain, 1970s
Located in New York, NY
1970's Spanish brutalist designed credenza Four doors with four interior drawers and four interior shelves
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Credenzas

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Wood

Brutalist Bar Cabinet by De Coene, Belgium, 1970s
By De Coene Frères
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brutalist Bar Cabinet; Sideboard; De Coene; Belgian Design; Brutalism; 1970s; Belgium; Minimalist; Woodworking; Brutalist bar cabinet by De Coene. This Belgian masterpiece from th...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Minimalist Cabinets

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Wood

Jean Prouvé Standard Chair in Natural Oak and Japanese Red for Vitra
By Jean Prouvé, Vitra
Located in Glendale, CA
Jean Prouvé Standard chair in natural oak and Japanese red for Vitra. The Standard chair is an early masterpiece by the French designer and engineer Jean Prouvé. Originally designed ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

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Willy Ballez Constructivist Travertine Coffee Table
Located in Antwerp, BE
Well proportioned and designed travertine coffee table from the late 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Art Deco table of constructivist design
Located in New York, NY
A Bauhaus inspired Art Deco occasional table with two teirs in vividly book matched walnut veneer.
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut

Kho Liang Le Wenge And Glass Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wenge Constructivist Style Coffee Table with Corner Cut Edge Glass
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wenge

  • Kho Liang Le Wenge And Glass Coffee Table
  • Kho Liang Le Wenge And Glass Coffee Table
  • Kho Liang Le Wenge And Glass Coffee Table
  • Kho Liang Le Wenge And Glass Coffee Table
H 14.375 in W 47 in D 19.5 in
Henning Norgaard Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
By Henning Norgaard
Located in New York, NY
Henning Norgaard for Komfort Mobler Danish Mid-Century Modern coffee table with constructivist
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

French Vintage Coffee Table in the Style of Pierre Cardin
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Austin, TX
French gilt brass and Lucite base wih clear glass top in a Constructivist design. The frame consist
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Pair of Knut Hesterberg Polished Aluminum and Glass Coffee Side Table
By Knut Hesterberg, Ronald Schmitt
Located in London, GB
Knut Hesterberg, 1914 - 2016 Polished Aluminum and Glass 1960s A matched pair of coffee tables
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Exceptional Rosewood Two-Tier Table by Dominique, France 1930s
By Dominique
Located in New York, NY
Dominique Andre Domin (1883-1962) & Marcel Genevriere (1885-1962.) Exceptional constructivist two
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Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Elegant France, 1930s Constructivist Lacquered Table
Located in New York, NY
France, 1930s. Constructivist two-tiered table. Lacquer over wood. Dimensions: 39 diameter x 22 H.
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Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern Tubular, Tiered Metal Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in New York City, NY
Constructivist style cocktail table in chrome with a smoke glass top. Three tiers of tubular metal
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Console Table by Peter Shire for Design Gallery
By Peter Shire
Located in Milan, IT
Constructivist coffee table - console designer Peter Shire for Design Gallery 1988 - made of
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Wood

  • Console Table by Peter Shire for Design Gallery
  • Console Table by Peter Shire for Design Gallery
  • Console Table by Peter Shire for Design Gallery
  • Console Table by Peter Shire for Design Gallery
H 33.47 in W 29.53 in D 21.66 in
Italian Constructivist Burl Coffee Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
Italian constructivist burl coffee table, having both nice scale and form with a rich golden hue
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Vintage 1970s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl, Glass

Zaruch Limited of England Concentric Coffee Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
Concentric formed polished aluminum and glass coffee table by Zaruch Limited of England
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Vintage 1970s English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Henning Norgaard Danish Coffee Table by Komfort c.1960
Located in Easton, PA
Teak coffee table with elegant constructivist design base with the original smoked glass square top
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Vintage 1960s Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak, Smoked Glass

Henning Norgaard Danish Coffee Table by Komfort c.1960
Located in Easton, PA
Teak coffee table with elegant constructivist design base with the original tinted glass square top
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Vintage 1960s Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Tiered chrome Metal Small Coffee Table Glass, 1970
Located in Denia, ES
Constructivist style cocktail table in chrome with a smoke glass top. Three tiers of tubular metal
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Gold Coffee Table, Gold-Plated Gilt by Pierre Vandel, circa 1970s, France
By Pierre Vandel
Located in London, GB
Gold coffee table, gold plated gilt frame with glass top by Pierre Vandel, circa 1970s, France
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Vintage 1970s French Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Gold Plate

Tiered chrome Metal Coffee Table Glass French , 1970
Located in Denia, ES
Constructivist style cocktail table in chrome with a smoke glass top. Three tiers of tubular metal
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

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Constructivist Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic constructivist coffee table available at 1stDibs. Each constructivist coffee table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, glass and metal. There are 9 variations of the antique or vintage constructivist coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a constructivist coffee table — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A constructivist coffee table made by mid-century modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one constructivist coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Roger Capron, Knut Hesterberg and Nerone and Patuzzi produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Constructivist Coffee Table?

The average selling price for a constructivist coffee table at 1stDibs is $4,499, while they’re typically $175 on the low end and $33,500 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right coffee-tables-cocktail-tables for You

As a practical focal point in your living area, antique and vintage coffee tables and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea tables or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. Early coffee tables surfaced in Victorian-era England, likely influenced by the use of tea tables in Japanese tea gardens. In the United States, furniture makers worked to introduce low, long tables into their offerings as the popularity of coffee and “coffee breaks” took hold during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

It didn’t take long for coffee tables and cocktail tables to become a design staple and for consumers to recognize their role in entertaining no matter what beverages were being served. Originally, these tables were as simple as they are practical — as high as your sofa and made primarily of wood. In recent years, however, metal, glass and plastics have become popular in coffee tables and cocktail tables, and design hasn’t been restricted to the conventional low profile, either.

Visionary craftspeople such as Paul Evans introduced bold, geometric designs that challenge the traditional idea of what a coffee table can be. The elongated rectangles and wide boxy forms of Evans’s desirable Cityscape coffee table, for example, will meet your needs but undoubtedly prove imposing in your living space.

If you’re shopping for an older coffee table to bring into your home — be it an antique Georgian-style coffee table made of mahogany or walnut with decorative inlays or a classic square mid-century modern piece comprised of rosewood designed by the likes of Ettore Sottsass — there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Both the table itself and what you put on it should align with the overall design of the room, not just by what you think looks fashionable in isolation. According to interior designer Tamara Eaton, the material of your vintage coffee table is something you need to consider. “With a glass coffee table, you also have to think about the surface underneath, like the rug or floor,” she says. “With wood and stone tables, you think about what’s on top.”

Find the perfect centerpiece for any room, no matter what your personal furniture style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee table and cocktail tables today.

Questions About Constructivist Coffee Table
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Typically, an ottoman is not a coffee table. An ottoman is a small cushioned seat without a back or arm rests. You can shop a collection of vintage and contemporary ottomans from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A coffee table should generally be two-thirds as long as the sofa it stands in front of and around the same height as the sofa’s seat cushions.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    No one knows for sure who invented the coffee table. The earliest examples of the occasional table can be traced back to Victorian-era Britain. At that time, makers like William Watt and Collinson and Lock were producing coffee tables in large quantities. Notably, F. Stuart Foote, the designer behind the American Imperial Furniture Company, claimed to have invented the coffee table in the early 20th century. He stated that he did so by cutting down the legs of a dining table. However, it's unlikely that Foote is the actual inventor of the coffee table, as books describing coffee tables existed in the UK a decade before his birth in 1872. Shop a wide variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    Coffee tables were originally used in living spaces during social gatherings to support a tray containing multiple mugs, a coffee pot, creamers and sugar bowls. Low to the ground and centrally located in the space, coffee tables reduced the host or hostess’s need to constantly stand and serve her guests.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    End tables are generally taller than coffee tables.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    The difference between a sofa table and a coffee table is that a sofa table is always behind the sofa and a coffee table is in front of it. Additionally, a sofa table is the same height as the sofa and a coffee table is much shorter.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    While both pieces are relatively new to the furniture world, the main difference between them are their shapes. A cocktail table is generally square or rectangular in shape, while a coffee table tends to be oval or circular in shape. You can shop a collection of furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To stack books on a coffee table, place the largest one on the bottom with the spine facing the focal piece of furniture, usually the sofa. Then, add the next largest, lining up the inner edges so that the spines create a stepped effect. Continue adding books to complete the stack and top it off with a decorative object if you wish. Shop a variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    The best coffee table for a sectional can be a round coffee table, particularly with respect to U-shaped sectionals. The circular design creates a sense of balance in small spaces and renders it easy for guests to move to and fro, especially when surrounded by chairs. Find a collection of antique and vintage coffee tables on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To authenticate your Noguchi coffee table, there are three different marks to look for. Isamu Noguchi’s signature will be on the edge of the table and on a medallion under the base. Even under the medallion, you will find Noguchi’s initials. Shop a collection of properly vetted Noguchi pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A tall coffee table is usually called exactly that — a tall coffee table. Coffee tables, also referred to as cocktail tables, are generally designed to sit at or below the sofa's seat height. These tables may come in a range of sizes, but they are often between 16 and 18 inches high and are designed in a variety of lengths and widths. They’re meant to provide a practical table-top surface that complements your living room layout. (A tall version might also be suitable for use as a dining table.) Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary tall coffee tables from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Modern coffee tables tend to be low because they’re most commonly placed in front of couches and chairs. Historically, coffee tables were placed behind the couch which necessitated a taller table. Over time, as styles changed and coffee tables came to be positioned in front of couches, their heights were lowered to accommodate the modern arrangement. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of vintage and contemporary coffee tables from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Whether glass coffee tables are durable depends on the craftsmanship and the materials. Generally, tables with tempered glass are less likely to shatter and break. How well you care for a coffee table will also impact its life span. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of glass coffee tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To date a Lane coffee table, look for the serial number on the underside of the piece. On most Lane coffee tables, reading the number from right to left will tell you the date that the table was manufactured. For example, a serial number that says 852140 would have been produced on April 12, 1958. Founded in Virginia in the early 20th century, Lane is largely known for its cedar chests and innovative mid-century modern designs. Find a variety of Lane coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    On 1stdibs, a coffee table costs between $160 and $495,500.

  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    Tray top coffee tables are coffee tables with long, flat rectangular surfaces that are supported by an x-frame base. Low tables that were initially used as tea or coffee tables have been around since at least the mid- to late-1800s. After coffee drinking and “coffee breaks” became popular, it didn’t take long for coffee and cocktail tables to become a design staple and for consumers to recognize their role in entertaining no matter what beverages were being served. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary tray top coffee tables from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To style an oval coffee table, create balance with opposites. Choose a sofa and accent chairs with a boxier shape for a striking contrast. Place a rectangular tray in the center and use it to display decorative accents or to store remotes and coasters. Another approach to decorating an oval table is to use decorative accents at different heights. Think of a tall vase placed next to a low bowl and a small sculpture positioned on top of two stacked coffee table books. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of oval coffee tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    End tables and coffee tables do not need to match. Nevertheless it can be nice to have a similar color scheme or have one set of end tables match and perhaps have the coffee table match a TV stand.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Marble can be a good material for a coffee table. Many people find the appearance of marble to be appealing, and when properly cared for, marble tables can often stand the test of time. However, as a porous natural material, marble can become stained and suffer damage if it comes in contact with coffee, wine, lemon juice and harsh cleaning products. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of marble coffee tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The height of a lift top coffee table should match the sofa or chairs that it is used with. The top of the coffee table should reach the height of the seat of the sofa, or within one to two inches lower than it. On 1stDibs, find a range of lift top coffee tables.