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Contour Coffee Table by DeMuro Das
By DeMuro Das
Located in Geneve, CH
Contour coffee table by DeMuro Das Dimensions: W 160 x D 99.5 x H 39.5 cm Materials: Carta (Ivory
Category

2010s Indian Modern Tables

Materials

Stone, Bronze

Contour Coffee Table by DeMuro Das
Contour Coffee Table by DeMuro Das
H 15.56 in W 63 in D 39.18 in
Contour Coffee Table in Espresso by Stamford Modern
By Stamford Modern
Located in Westport, CT
Introducing our Contour Coffee Table – a modern masterpiece inspired by the work of Iconic Italian
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

Materials

Walnut, Glass

Contour Coffee Table in Special Walnut by Stamford Modern
By Stamford Modern
Located in Westport, CT
Introducing our Contour Coffee Table – a modern masterpiece inspired by the work of Iconic Italian
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Contour Coffee Table in Black Ceruse by Stamford Modern
By Stamford Modern
Located in Westport, CT
Introducing our Contour Coffee Table – a modern masterpiece inspired by the work of Iconic Italian
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

Materials

Glass, Oak

Paul Mathieu x Luxury Living Prussian Blue Contour Coffee Table
Located in Miami, FL
Contour by Paul Mathieu for Luxury Living is a series of coffee tables with sinuous and sculptural
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Contour Coffee or Cocktail Table by DeMuro Das
By DeMuro Das
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the graphic motifs of Le Corbusier's mural paintings, the contour center table is an
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cockt...

Materials

Bronze

Paul Mathieu x Luxury Living Contour Black Coffee Table
Located in Miami, FL
Contour by Paul Mathieu for Luxury Living is a series of coffee tables with sinuous and sculptural
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Morse Coffee Table
By Federico Pepe - Le Dictateur Studio
Located in Milano, IT
This coffee table from the Morse Collection boasts an eccentric design actualizing some of the
Category

2010s Italian Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

Morse Coffee Table
Morse Coffee Table
H 22.25 in W 19.3 in D 33.08 in
Distinct Coffee Table
Located in Coulsdon, GB
Originating from the serene principles of Japanese minimalism, the Travertine Distinct Coffee Table
Category

2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Travertine, Marble

Distinct Coffee Table
Distinct Coffee Table
H 14 in W 39 in D 22 in
Handcraft Side Table Organic Shape Brass Contour 5 Color 2 Height Large Top
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Twist Collection - side table with brass outline - large top. height 16.5" or 18.1" // 42 or 46 cm
Category

Early 2000s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Iron

Handcraft Side Table Organic Shape Steel Contour 5 Color 2 Height Medium Top
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Twist Collection - side table with steel outline - medium height 16.5" or 18.1" // 42 or 46 cm
Category

Early 2000s Spanish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Iron

Poplar Burl Coffee Table
Located in Lisboa, PT
, making this coffee table a true work of art. With its elegant design and meticulous attention to detail
Category

2010s Portuguese Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Poplar, Lacquer, Burl

Poplar Burl Coffee Table
Poplar Burl Coffee Table
H 16.54 in W 39.38 in D 39.38 in
Aureola D110 CF Coffee Table
By Garbarino Collections
Located in Milan, IT
This exquisite low coffee table will be a statement piece in a modern interior. The top is
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Metal

Aureola D110 CF Coffee Table
Aureola D110 CF Coffee Table
H 11.82 in W 43.31 in D 43.31 in
Agua Coffee Table, Brazil, 1950
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Houston, TX
indigenous Brazilian timber. This captivating coffee table boasts an alluringly contoured design, featuring a
Category

Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Hardwood

Agua Coffee Table, Brazil, 1950
Agua Coffee Table, Brazil, 1950
H 15.5 in W 48.5 in D 30 in
Aureola D110 CF Coffee Table
By Garbarino Collections
Located in Milan, IT
A dance of sleek lines and bold colors, this captivating coffee table features an oak top with a
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Gold Leaf

Aureola D110 CF Coffee Table
Aureola D110 CF Coffee Table
H 11.82 in W 43.31 in D 43.31 in
Aureola CF3 Ebony Coffee Table
By Garbarino Collections
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural in its simplicity, this exceptional coffee table boasts subtle contours and bold
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Aureola CF3 Ebony Coffee Table
Aureola CF3 Ebony Coffee Table
H 11.82 in W 51.19 in D 51.19 in
William Watting Walnut Coffee Table
By William Watting, Gio Ponti, Fristho
Located in Dronten, NL
Elegant 1950s coffee table with original sandblasted edge glass top, designed by William Watting
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish midcentury coffee table. Spacious table surface with interestingly contoured legs on the
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table
H 17.25 in W 54 in D 25 in
Midcentury Rosewood Coffee Table, 1960s
Located in Lisboa, Lisboa
Mid-century rosewood coffee table that beautifully captures the design ethos of the era, with its
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Rosewood Coffee Table, 1960s
Midcentury Rosewood Coffee Table, 1960s
H 20.08 in W 51.19 in D 20.48 in
Midcentury French Mirrored Coffee Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Midcentury French mirrored coffee table is a superb blend of natural wood with contoured mirrors
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Antique Rustic Spanish Coffee Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Rustic Spanish coffee table is a great choice for a cozy, casual decor. Hand-crafted from
Category

Early 20th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Oak

Antique Rustic Spanish Coffee Table
Antique Rustic Spanish Coffee Table
H 21.5 in W 39 in D 17 in
Manta Coffee Table by Newel Modern
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary "Manta" / Biomorphic coffee table with organic, modern design inspired by the contours
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Manta Coffee Table by Newel Modern
Manta Coffee Table by Newel Modern
H 11.5 in W 43 in D 20 in
Levitaz Coffee Table in White Gloss
Located in San Jose del Cabo, BCS
Capturing the ephemeral grace of draped fabric, the Levitaz Coffee Table in White Gloss is a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Resin

Levitaz Coffee Table in White Gloss
Levitaz Coffee Table in White Gloss
H 14.57 in W 47.25 in D 66.93 in
Johannes Andersen Expanding Teak Coffee Table
By Johannes Andersen
Located in Winnipeg, MB
Stunning expanding teak coffee table designed by Johannes Andersen for CFC Silkeborg, Denmark. This
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Laminate, Teak

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
Levitaz Coffee Table in Cast Bronze
Located in San Jose del Cabo, BCS
Emanating from the core of Katz Studio's visionary ethos, this coffee table from the Levitaz
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Levitaz Coffee Table in Cast Bronze
Levitaz Coffee Table in Cast Bronze
H 14.97 in W 47.25 in D 66.93 in
Wavewoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

Wavewoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Wavewoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo Dining Table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo Dining Table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo Dining Table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo Dining Table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo Dining Table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stone

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Stone Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Coffee Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Coffee Table combines tailored lines with extraordinarily fine
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

ED/50 412 Cloud Tall Coffee Table
By Zanaboni
Located in Milan, IT
Soft curves and geometric lines harmoniously coexist in this precious coffee table. Part of a
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

ED/50 412 Cloud Tall Coffee Table
ED/50 412 Cloud Tall Coffee Table
H 17.72 in W 31.5 in D 31.5 in
ED/50 411-120 Cloud Coffee Table
By Zanaboni
Located in Milan, IT
The ethereal charm of clouds and the concrete beauty of marble converge in this exclusive coffee
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

ED/50 411-120 Cloud Coffee Table
ED/50 411-120 Cloud Coffee Table
H 13.78 in W 47.25 in D 47.25 in
Locum II Set of 2 Coffee Tables
By Omnibus Design
Located in Milan, IT
An ode to nature and its spontaneous, breath-taking shapes, this set of two coffee tables is sure
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Locum II Set of 2 Coffee Tables
Locum II Set of 2 Coffee Tables
H 11.82 in W 69.3 in D 34.65 in
Antique Italian Giltwood Marble Top Coffee Table ~ End Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Italian giltwood marble top coffee table ~ end table is the perfect choice for more formal
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Louis XV Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Kristiansen & Thomassen Model 87 Teak Coffee Table
Located in Winnipeg, MB
Sculptural teak coffee table by Kristiansen & Thomassen, Denmark. This piece has a substantial
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

Space Copenhagen Tableau Stone Coffee Table – Round
By Fredericia, Space Copenhagen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Space Copenhagen Tableau stone coffee table – round The Tableau series in stone reflects a passion
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

Materials

Stone

Space Copenhagen Tableau Stone Coffee Table – Rectangle
By Fredericia, Space Copenhagen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Space Copenhagen tableau stone coffee table – rectangle. The Tableau series in stone reflects a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Coc...

Materials

Stone

Coffee Table 'Surfside Drive' by Man of Parts, Large, Coffee Grind, Black Ash
By Workshop APD, Man of Parts
Located in Paris, FR
'Surfside Drive' Coffee Table by Man of Parts Signed by Workshop APD Solid ash wood Table top
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail ...

Materials

Ash

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Tinted Glass Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Ash, Oak

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Tinted Glass Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Tinted Glass Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Tinted Glass Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Ash, Oak

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Tinted Glass Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Tinted Glass Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Tinted Glass Top
Located in Miami, FL
Echoing the contours of our popular WaveWoo dining table, this attractive companion piece offers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Ash, Oak

WaveWoo Coffee Table with Tinted Glass Top
WaveWoo Coffee Table with Tinted Glass Top
H 16.1 in W 25.6 in D 53.1 in
Architectural coffee table made in Brazil 1960
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Eye-catching architectural coffee table crafted by an anonymous architect in Brazil during the
Category

Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Rosewood

Architectural coffee table made in Brazil 1960
Architectural coffee table made in Brazil 1960
H 14.97 in W 70.87 in D 21.66 in
Midcentury Brass Coffee Table with Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Midcentury brass coffee table with marble top is the essence of refined elegance with a distinctive
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Chouchou Round White Coffee Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Chouchou round white coffee table by Pulpo Dimensions: D 55 x H 45 cm Materials: ceramic Also
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Chouchou Round White Coffee Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Chouchou round white coffee table by Pulpo Dimensions: D 55 x H 45 cm Materials: Ceramic. Also
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Chouchou Round Rose Coffee Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Chouchou round rose coffee table by Pulpo Dimensions: D 55 x H 45 cm Materials: Ceramic Also
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Chouchou Round Green Coffee Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Chouchou round green coffee table by Pulpo Dimensions: D55 x H45 cm Materials: Ceramic. Also
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Chouchou Round Sand Coffee Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Chouchou round sand coffee table by Pulpo Dimensions: D55 x H45 cm Materials: Ceramic Also
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Chouchou Round Green Coffee Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Chouchou round green coffee table by Pulpo Dimensions: D55 x H45 cm Materials: ceramic Also
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

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Contoured Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic contoured coffee table available at 1stDibs. A contoured coffee table — often made from wood, metal and glass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a contoured coffee table, we have 159 options in-stock, while there are 205 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the contoured coffee table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A contoured coffee table made by mid-century modern designers — as well as those associated with modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one contoured coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Man of Parts, Workshop APD and Greenapple produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Contoured Coffee Table?

Prices for a contoured coffee table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $55 and can go as high as $60,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,050.

Finding the Right tables for You

The right vintage, new or antique tables can help make any space in your home stand out.

Over the years, the variety of tables available to us, as well as our specific needs for said tables, has broadened. Today, with all manner of these must-have furnishings differing in shape, material and style, any dining room table can shine just as brightly as the guests who gather around it.

Remember, when shopping for a dining table, it must fit your dining area, and you need to account for space around the table too — think outside the box, as an oval dining table may work for tighter spaces. Alternatively, if you’ve got the room, a Regency-style dining table can elevate any formal occasion at mealtime.

Innovative furniture makers and designers have also redefined what a table can be. Whether it’s an unconventional Ping-Pong table, a brass side table to display your treasured collectibles or a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk to add an air of nostalgia to your loft, your table can say a lot about you.

The visionary work of French designer Xavier Lavergne, for example, includes tables that draw on the forms of celestial bodies as often as they do aquatic creatures or fossils. Elsewhere, Italian architect Gae Aulenti, who looked to Roman architecture in crafting her stately Jumbo coffee table, created clever glass-topped mobile coffee tables that move on bicycle tires or sculpted wood wheels for Fontana Arte

Coffee and cocktail tables can serve as a room’s centerpiece with attention-grabbing details and colors. Glass varieties will keep your hardwood flooring and dazzling area rugs on display, while a marble or stone coffee table in a modern interior can showcase your prized art books and decorative objects. A unique vintage desk or writing table can bring sophistication and even a bit of spice to your work life. 

No matter your desired form or function, a quality table for your living space is a sound investment. On 1stDibs, browse a collection of vintage, new and antique bedside tables, mid-century end tables and more .

Questions About Contoured Coffee Table
  • 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 ExpertApril 12, 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 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 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 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, 2024
    Yes, end tables are generally taller than coffee tables.

    The term “end table” is frequently used interchangeably with “coffee table,” and while these two furnishings have much in common, each table type offers its own distinctive benefits in your space.

    Your end table is likely going to stand as tall as the arms of your sofa, and its depth will match the seating. These attributes allow for tucking the table neatly at the end of your sofa in order to provide an elevated surface between your seating and the wall. End tables are accent pieces — they’re a close cousin to side tables, but side tables, not unlike the show-stealing low-profile coffee table, are intended to be positioned prominently and have more to do with the flow and design of a room than an end table, which does a great job but does it out of the way of everything else.

    Find all kinds of antique and vintage tables on 1stDibs.
  • 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 ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

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

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Styling a Noguchi coffee table really depends on the space you’re placing it in. The possibilities are far-reaching, so consider the colors and coordination of the other furniture and fixtures around the table. Noguchi tables look beautiful on their own or styled with flowers, books or pottery. Shop a selection of Isamu Noguchi pieces 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 ExpertApril 5, 2024
    How big a coffee table for a sectional should be depends on the dimensions of the sectional. For a balanced look, a coffee table should be roughly two-thirds of the length of the sofa portion of a sofa and chaise sectional. If you have an L-shaped sofa, the coffee table should be around two-thirds of the length of each arm. Find a wide variety of coffee tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    The average height of a coffee table is around 16 to 18 inches. Designers typically choose this height to create a balance between coffee tables and sofas. The average seat height of sofas is 17 to 18 inches, and experts typically recommend that coffee tables be no more than 1 inch shorter than sofa-seat height. Explore a diverse assortment of coffee tables on 1stDibs.