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Norr11 Gear Fiber Concrete Chalk Table by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl
By Tommy Hyldahl, Norr11, Kristian Sofus Hansen
Located in New York, NY
to the design. The Gear coffee table is cast in lightweight fiber concrete with a unique and tactile
Category

2010s Chinese Tables

Materials

Concrete

Norr11 Gear Fiber Concrete Earth Table by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl
By Tommy Hyldahl, Norr11, Kristian Sofus Hansen
Located in New York, NY
to the design. The Gear coffee table is cast in lightweight fiber concrete with a unique and tactile
Category

2010s Chinese Tables

Materials

Concrete

NEW Norr11 Gear Chalk Table by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl in STOCK
By Tommy Hyldahl, Kristian Sofus Hansen, Norr11
Located in New York, NY
characterised by a fluted detail, adding a refined and organic signature to the design. The Gear coffee table is
Category

2010s European Side Tables

Materials

Concrete

Norr11 Gear Fiber Concrete Chalk Table by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl
By Tommy Hyldahl, Norr11, Kristian Sofus Hansen
Located in New York, NY
, adding a refined and organic signature to the design. The Gear coffee table is cast in lightweight fiber
Category

2010s Chinese Tables

Materials

Concrete

'Gear Square' Coffee Table by Norr11, Chalk
By Norr11
Located in Paris, IDF
Gear Square Coffee Table by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Gear Square was introduced to
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Concrete

'Gear Square' Coffee Table by Norr11, Chalk
'Gear Square' Coffee Table by Norr11, Chalk
H 11.82 in W 39.38 in D 39.38 in
'Gear Square' Coffee Table by Norr11, Earth
By Norr11
Located in Paris, IDF
Gear Square Coffee Table by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Gear Square was introduced to
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Concrete

'Gear Square' Coffee Table by Norr11, Earth
'Gear Square' Coffee Table by Norr11, Earth
H 11.82 in W 39.38 in D 39.38 in
Gear Box with Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in Countryside, IL
Gear Box with Glass Top Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 41.5 wide x 21 deep x 19.5 inches
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Gear Box with Glass Top Coffee Table
Gear Box with Glass Top Coffee Table
H 19.5 in W 41.5 in D 21 in
Thick Wooden Huge Round Gear Shape Top Coffee Table
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very sharp looking Mid-Century Modern circa 1960s round gear top coffee table.    
Category

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

Materials

Driftwood

'Gear Table' by Norr11, Tall, Chalk
By Norr11
Located in Paris, IDF
Gear tables by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Gear is a collection of sculptural coffee
Category

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

Materials

Concrete

'Gear Table' by Norr11, Low, Earth
By Norr11
Located in Paris, IDF
Gear Tables by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Gear is a collection of sculptural coffee
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Concrete

'Gear Table' by Norr11, Low, Chalk
By Norr11
Located in Paris, IDF
Gear Tables by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Gear is a collection of sculptural coffee
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cock...

Materials

Concrete

'Gear Table' by Norr11, Tall, Earth
By Norr11
Located in Paris, IDF
Gear tables by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Gear is a collection of sculptural coffee
Category

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

Materials

Concrete

1970s MCM Cog Wheel Spinning Gear Sprocket Table and Lamp Set
Located in Madison, WI
pieces. Exquisite and rare set of two gear tables-- we have the very rare lamp end table and the coffee
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Factory Pattern Coffee Table
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Wooden Pattern Coffee Table with Glass Top originally used in the mold making production
Category

20th Century American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Glass

Ilmari Tapiovaara for Asko 'Domino' Coffee Table in Teak
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Asko
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ilmari Tapiovaara for Asko, 'Domino' coffee table, teak, birch, Finland, 1954. This Finnish coffee
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Birch, Teak

Doris Bronze Low Coffee Table by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
Doris Bronze Low Coffee Table by Fred and Juul Dimensions: Ø 84 x H 30 cm. Materials: Bronze
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Doris Cast Bronze Multifaceted Coffee Table with Tuscan Green Patina
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Inspired by Doric columns in archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point star coffee table is
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Bronze

Doris Cast Blackened Bronze and Aluminum Multifaceted Coffee Table Set
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
create a coffee table. Inspired by Doric columns in Archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point stars
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Bronze

Doris Cast Bronze and Blackened Bronze Multifaceted Coffee Table Set
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
create a coffee table. Inspired by Doric columns in Archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point stars
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze, Brass

Danish Coffee Table by Tue Poulsen for Haslev Mobelsnedkeri, 1960s
By Haslev Mobelsnedkeri, Tue Poulsen
Located in Beerse, VAN
Very solid coffee table with a strong and basic architecture. The table is designed by the Danish
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Doris Cast Oxidized Bronze Multifaceted Coffee Table by Fred&Juul
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
shading is amplified by the different finishes resulting in a dramatic effect. Similar to gears, multiple
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze, Brass

Doris Antique Patina Bronze Coffee Table by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
Doris Antique Patina Bronze Coffee Table by Fred and Juul Dimensions: Ø 60 x H 42 cm. Materials
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Doris Black Patina Bronze Coffee Table by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
Doris Black Patina Bronze Coffee Table by Fred and Juul Dimensions: Ø 60 x H 42 cm. Materials
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Doris Multifaceted Coffee Table in White Carrara Marble by Fred&Juul
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Inspired by Doric columns in archaic architecture, this extruded multi-point star coffee table is
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Belgian Black Marble, Breccia Marble, Carrara Marble, Griotte Marble, Si...

Doris Cast Bronze, Blackened Bronze and Aluminum Multifaceted Coffee Table Set
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
create a coffee table. Inspired by Doric columns in archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point stars
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze

Doris Cast Oxidized Bronze Multifaceted Coffee Table Set by Fred&Juul
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
create a coffee table. Inspired by Doric columns in Archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point stars
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze, Brass

Set Of 2 Doris Bronze Coffee Tables by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 2 Doris Bronze Coffee Tables by Fred and Juul Dimensions: Low Coffee Table: Ø 84 x H 30 cm
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Set Of 2 Doris Bronze Coffee Tables by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 2 Doris Bronze Coffee Tables by Fred and Juul Dimensions: Low Coffee Table: Ø 84 x H 30 cm
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Doris Cast Bronze and Aluminum Multifaceted Coffee Table Set by Fred&Juul
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
create a coffee table. Inspired by Doric columns in Archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point stars
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Bronze

Doris Cast Bronze and Aluminum Multifaceted Coffee Table Set by Fred&Juul
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
create a coffee table. Inspired by Doric columns in archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point stars
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze, Brass, Aluminum

Doris Tuscan Green Patina Bronze Low Coffee Table by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
Doris Tuscan Green Patina Bronze Low Coffee Table by Fred and Juul Dimensions: Ø 84 x H 30 cm
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Paul Kingma Style Slate and Bronze Coffee Table signed V. Ramburrem, circa 1985
Located in Camden, ME
Slate cocktail table signed V. Ramburrem The subtle palette of off reds and greys create a
Category

Late 20th Century South African Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail T...

Materials

Slate, Bronze

Set Of 3 Doris Tables by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 3 Doris Tables by Fred and Juul Dimensions: Low Coffee Table: Ø 84 x H 30 cm. Coffee Table
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze

Set Of 3 Doris Tables by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 3 Doris Tables by Fred and Juul Dimensions: Low Coffee Table: Ø 84 x H 30 cm. Coffee Table
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze

Set Of 2 Doris Tables by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 2 Doris Tables by Fred and Juul Dimensions: Coffee Table: Ø 60 x H 42 cm. Side Table: Ø 36 x
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze, Aluminum

Set Of 2 Doris Tables by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 2 Doris Tables by Fred and Juul Dimensions: Coffee Table: Ø 60 x H 42 cm. Side Table: Ø 36 x
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze

Doris Cast Blackened Bronze Multifaceted Side Table by Fred&Juul
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
shading is amplified by the different finishes resulting in a dramatic effect. Similar to gears, the
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze, Brass

Doris Cast Oxidized Bronze Multifaceted Side Table by Fred&Juul
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
shading is amplified by the different finishes resulting in a dramatic effect. Similar to gears, the
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze, Brass

Norr11 Square Gear Table by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl
By Tommy Hyldahl, Norr11, Kristian Sofus Hansen
Located in New York, NY
Gear Square was introduced to the Gear series to fulfill the need for a square coffee table for
Category

2010s Chinese Tables

Materials

Concrete

Norr11 Square Gear Table by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl
By Norr11, Tommy Hyldahl, Kristian Sofus Hansen
Located in New York, NY
Gear Square was introduced to the Gear series to fulfill the need for a square coffee table for
Category

2010s Chinese Tables

Materials

Concrete

Doris Aluminum Side Table by Fred and Juul
Located in Geneve, CH
coffee table. Inspired by Doric columns in archaic architecture, the extruded multi-point stars have a
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Side Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Lime Green Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical gear. It
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Lime Green Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Lime Green Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Flame Red Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical gear. It
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Flame Red Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Flame Red Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Powder Blue Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical gear. It
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Powder Blue Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Powder Blue Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Saffron Yellow Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
vary. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Saffron Yellow Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Saffron Yellow Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Jet Black Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical gear. It
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Jet Black Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Jet Black Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Dove Grey Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical gear. It
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Dove Grey Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Dove Grey Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Elephant Grey Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical gear. It
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Elephant Grey Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Elephant Grey Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Chocolate Brown Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
vary. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Chocolate Brown Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Chocolate Brown Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Malva Green Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical gear. It
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Malva Green Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Malva Green Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Sweet Fuchsia Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical gear. It
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Sweet Fuchsia Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Sweet Fuchsia Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Argil Grey Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical gear. It
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Argil Grey Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Argil Grey Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Milky White Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical gear. It
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Milky White Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Milky White Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Pumpkin Orange Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Located in Geneve, CH
vary. Please contact us. Gear is a coffee table/stool inspired by the typical shape of a mechanical
Category

2010s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Other

Pumpkin Orange Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
Pumpkin Orange Gear Stool by Anastasia Ivanyuk
H 16.93 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Doris Cast Aluminum Multifaceted Side Table by Fred&Juul
By Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
can be combined to create a coffee table. Inspired by Doric columns in archaic architecture, the
Category

2010s Italian Modern Night Stands

Materials

Aluminum, Bronze, Brass

Industrial coffee table
Located in Charlottesville, VA
Industrial coffee table made of a large solid bronze elevator gear having inset glass on custom
Category

20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bronze

Industrial coffee table
Industrial coffee table
H 18.5 in Dm 42 in
Mid-Century Height-Adjustable Coffee Table by Jürg Bally for Wohnhilfe, 1951
Located in Munster, DE
Height-adjustable table by Jürg Bally for Wohnhilfe Zurich, Switzerland. Due to its gear device
Category

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

Materials

Beech

Mid-Century Height-Adjustable Coffee Table by Jürg Bally for Wohnhilfe 1951 Nr.2
Located in Munster, DE
Height-adjustable table by Jürg Bally for Wohnhilfe Zurich, Switzerland. Due to its gear device
Category

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

Materials

Beech

Round Industrial Gear Coffee Table with Glass Top
Located in Birmingham, AL
Round, vintage Industrial gear coffee table with beveled glass top. Rusted patina.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Coffee or Side Gear Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Side or coffee table that looks like a gear. Table measures 25" high and 34" diameter. Table is
Category

Vintage 1970s American Adirondack Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

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Gear Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the gear coffee table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A gear coffee table — often made from metal, wood and brass — can elevate any home. Find 8 options for an antique or vintage gear coffee table now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a gear coffee table — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A gear coffee table made by Industrial designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular.

How Much is a Gear Coffee Table?

Prices for a gear coffee table start at $560 and top out at $5,500 with the average selling for $2,283.

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 Gear Coffee Table
  • 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 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 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 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 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 ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, a coffee table should generally be lower than a couch. However, the top of the table should only be slightly lower than the couch to maintain a balanced look. A good rule of thumb is to choose a table no more than one inch shorter than your sofa's seat height. Explore a large collection of 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.
  • 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 22, 2024
    The best height for a coffee table is around 1 to 2 inches lower than the seat height of the adjacent sofa. Most sofas feature seat heights of around 17 or 18 inches. As a result, the most common height for coffee tables is 15 to 17 inches. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of coffee tables.
  • 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 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.