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Rare 1970s Glass and Chrome Graphic Coffee Table
Located in Echt, NL
Rare graphic coffee table in excellent condition. Thick glass top. Base formed by crossed
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Italian Graphic Coffee Table in Maple
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Coffee table, maple, leather, glass, Italy, 1970s This maple coffee table from Italy consists of a
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather, Glass, Maple

Italian Graphic Coffee Table in Maple
Italian Graphic Coffee Table in Maple
H 13.78 in W 31.5 in D 31.5 in
Italian Graphic Coffee Table in Ash
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Coffee table, ash, rubber, glass, Italy, 1970s This ash coffee table from Italy consists of a
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Rubber, Ash

Italian Graphic Coffee Table in Ash
Italian Graphic Coffee Table in Ash
H 13.39 in W 48.63 in D 29.73 in
Heinz Lilienthal Slate Graphic Coffee Table Germany 1975
By Heinz Lilienthal
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Beautiful coffee table with graphic engraved pattern by Heinz Lilienthal and made in his own
Category

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

Materials

Slate

Italian Graphic Coffee Table in Ash and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Coffee table, ash, leather, glass, Italy, 1970s. This blonde ash coffee table from Italy consists
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Ash

Italian Graphic Coffee Table in Ash and Glass
Italian Graphic Coffee Table in Ash and Glass
H 13.78 in W 48.63 in D 29.93 in
Graphic Lucite and Glass Coffee Table, Italy 1970s
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Echt, NL
Rare graphic coffee table in excellent condition. The table has a round glass top which is
Category

20th Century French Minimalist Tables

Materials

Glass, Lucite

Graphic Tessellated Marble Coffee Table
By Maitland Smith
Located in Chicago, IL
Coffee table in tessellated stone with graphic marble inlays, circa 1980s.
Category

20th Century American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Graphic Art Deco Coffee Table, France 1930s - 1940s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Elegant Art Deco-period wrought iron coffee table with a marble top. Bold lines, with
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Graphic Scandinavian Teak Coffee Table with Glass Top, 1960s
Located in Voorburg, NL
Scandinavian teak two-tiered coffee table with a glass top manufactured in the 1960s. The glass top
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Ta...

Materials

Glass, Teak

Graphic wooden coffee table in the manner of Gianfranco Frattini
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Renens, CH
Beautiful wooden coffee table often attributed to Gianfranco Frattini and Pierluigi Ghianda. The
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Steel and Aluminium Coffee Table with Graphic Meander Pattern
Located in Berlin, DE
Mid-Century Modern Steel and Aluminium Coffee Table with Graphic Meander Pattern This vintage
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Kyoto graphic maple and glass coffee table by Gianfranco Frattini Knoll 1970s
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Stavenisse, NL
The Kyoto coffee table is a coffee table designed by Gianfranco Frattini, was produced by cabinet
Category

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

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Coffee Table Vittoria
Located in PARIS, FR
Terrazzo and steel coffee table is the must-have piece of our collection. Both glamorous and urban, this
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21st Century and Contemporary Tunisian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Coffee Table Vittoria
Coffee Table Vittoria
H 17.72 in W 19.69 in D 19.69 in
Ellipse Coffee Table
By Isabelle Stanislas
Located in Paris, FR
striped motif. A quasi kinetic visual game materializes in extremely powerful yet contained graphic
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2010s French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass, Bronze

Ellipse Coffee Table
Ellipse Coffee Table
H 14.18 in Dm 51.19 in
Revolve Round Coffee Table
By Michael Javidi
Located in Greenport, NY
The round Revolve coffee table is 42” in diameter and 16” high. The default top is rift-sawn white
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2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Oak

Revolve Bean Coffee Table
By Michael Javidi
Located in Greenport, NY
The Revolve Coffee Table II is 54” long, 32“ deep, and 16” high. The default top is rift-sawn white
Category

2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Oak

Revolve Bean Coffee Table
Revolve Bean Coffee Table
H 16 in W 54 in D 32 in
Bead Bean Coffee Table
By Michael Javidi
Located in Greenport, NY
The Bead Coffee Table II is 54” long, 32“ deep, and 16” tall. The default top is rift-sawn white
Category

2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Oak

Bead Bean Coffee Table
Bead Bean Coffee Table
H 16 in W 54 in D 32 in
Bead Round Coffee Table
By Michael Javidi
Located in Greenport, NY
The round Bead coffee table is 42” in diameter and 16” high. The default top is rift-sawn white oak
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2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Oak

Bead Round Coffee Table
Bead Round Coffee Table
H 16 in Dm 42 in
Atari Rectangular Coffee Table
By Rabitti 1969 by Giobagnara
Located in Milan, IT
graphic of the 1970s. The structure is formed by a large top supported by two solid legs set perpendicular
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2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather

Atari Rectangular Coffee Table
Atari Rectangular Coffee Table
H 12.01 in W 55.52 in D 31.89 in
Coffee Table Leather Stephane Parmentier for Giobagnara Atari Coffee Table II
By Giobagnara, Stephane Parmentier
Located in New York, NY
Atari Coffee Table II -- Stephane Parmentier x Giobagnara Product available only in saddle leather
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather

Coffee Table Leather Stephane Parmentier for Giobagnara Atari Coffee Table I
By Giobagnara, Stephane Parmentier
Located in New York, NY
Atari Coffee Table I -- Stephane Parmentier x Giobagnara Available only in saddle leather. See
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather

20th Century German Coffee Table
Located in High Point, NC
Simple and striking, the form of this vintage coffee table evokes the homey sophistication of
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

20th Century German Coffee Table
20th Century German Coffee Table
H 19.9 in W 19.9 in D 23.8 in
Coffee Table - Bold collection - Higold
Located in Baranzate, MI
, specially designed for outdoor use, and the HPL top of the coffee and dining tables. The sea and in
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2010s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Coffee Table - Bold collection - Higold
Coffee Table - Bold collection - Higold
H 14.38 in W 25.6 in D 47.25 in
Square Art Deco Coffee Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
french table from the art deco period with beautiful graphic veneer work original condition from
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20th Century French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Square Art Deco Coffee Table
Square Art Deco Coffee Table
H 21.66 in W 20.87 in D 20.87 in
Coffee Table - Wing collection - Higold
Located in Baranzate, MI
, sporting goods, furniture, equipment and machinery, consumer goods, graphic design and packaging
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2010s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Coffee Table - Wing collection - Higold
Coffee Table - Wing collection - Higold
H 15.56 in W 31.5 in D 47.25 in
Vintage oak & walnut marquetry coffee table
Located in Heerhugowaard, NL
Vintage square low coffee table with graphic design, most likely from the late 1970s. This unusual
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Vintage oak & walnut marquetry coffee table
Vintage oak & walnut marquetry coffee table
H 16.54 in W 27.56 in D 27.56 in
Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table in Birch
By Asko, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, cocktail table, oak, metal, Finland, 1960s. Coffee table with wooden
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table in Birch
Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table in Birch
H 15.75 in W 48.82 in D 24.41 in
Vanilla Pie Coffee Table by Perler
Located in Geneve, CH
Vanilla Pie Coffee Table by Perler Dimensions: Ø 100 x H 40 cm. Materials: Jesmonite. Weight: 35-40
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2010s Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Other

Coffee Table Tapio Wirkkala for Asko
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in PARIS, FR
Tapio Wirkkala coffee table for Asko (Finland) – Created by Wirkkala in the early 60s, it is the
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Coffee Table Tapio Wirkkala for Asko
Coffee Table Tapio Wirkkala for Asko
H 12.21 in W 48.82 in D 24.41 in
Organic Flow Coffee Table by Perler
Located in Geneve, CH
Organic Flow Coffee Table by Perler Dimensions: Ø 200 x H 40 cm. Materials: Jesmonite. Weight: 50
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2010s Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Other

Classic Knoll Angle Steel Coffee Table
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Knoll design bench coffee table, with a white laminate top, and black angle steel frame
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Classic Knoll Angle Steel Coffee Table
Classic Knoll Angle Steel Coffee Table
H 15.75 in W 80.5 in D 20.25 in
Chocolate Brownie Coffee Table by Perler
Located in Geneve, CH
Chocolate Brownie Coffee Table by Perler Dimensions: Ø 100 x H 40 cm. Materials: Jesmonite. Weight
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2010s Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Other

Creamy Cake Coffee Table by Perler
Located in Geneve, CH
Creamy Cake Coffee Table by Perler Dimensions: Ø 100 x H 40 cm. Materials: Jesmonite. Weight: 35-40
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2010s Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Other

Planter Coffee Table by Olivia Cognet
By Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Planter Coffee Table by Olivia Cognet Dimensions: D 35 x H 60 cm Materials: Ceramic. Each of
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2010s French Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic

Glass Top X Base Coffee Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Sophisticated X base glass top coffee table with newly powder coated black metal base. Bold graphic
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Glass Top X Base Coffee Table
Glass Top X Base Coffee Table
H 15.75 in W 48 in D 20 in
Square Coffee Table with Marquetry in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Square coffee table, walnut parquetry, The Netherlands, 1940s. Square coffee table with straight
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Vintage 1940s European Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Square Coffee Table with Marquetry in Walnut
Square Coffee Table with Marquetry in Walnut
H 16.15 in W 19.69 in D 19.69 in
JinShi Pink Jade Coffee Table #1
By Studio MVW
Located in Paris, FR
is in fact technically very challenging. Console, coffee table or side table: each piece takes on a
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2010s Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Jade

JinShi Pink Jade Coffee Table #1
JinShi Pink Jade Coffee Table #1
H 21.26 in W 43.31 in D 43.31 in
JinShi Pink Jade Coffee Table #2
By Studio MVW
Located in Paris, FR
is in fact technically very challenging. Console, coffee table or side table: each piece takes on a
Category

2010s Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Jade

JinShi Pink Jade Coffee Table #2
JinShi Pink Jade Coffee Table #2
H 21.26 in W 43.31 in D 43.31 in
Contemporary crafted Table, Coffe table, SideTable and cocktail table in walnut
By Cara e Davide
Located in Meolo, Venezia
objects the centerpiece of any environment. A storage unit, a mirror or a table that establishes a
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Kaeko Stainless Steel Coffee Table by Objekto
Located in Geneve, CH
coffee table, designed by Brazilian graphic designer and architect Rafic Farah, is a simple yet
Category

2010s French Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Scandinavian Modern rosewood coffee table, Sweden, 1930s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Elegant rosewood coffee table, made in Sweden in the 1930s. Rosewood veneer laid in contrasting
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Mid-Century Modern Elliptical Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1950s Danish solid wood coffee table featuring slightly tapering three legged base and graphic
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Wind Coffee Table by Matteo Cibic
By Matteo Cibic, Scarlet Splendour
Located in Kolkata, IN
The wind is a gorgeous coffee table with graphic appeal. India's handicrafts are as multifarious
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Resin

Wind Coffee Table by Matteo Cibic
Wind Coffee Table by Matteo Cibic
H 17.33 in Dm 47.25 in
Dureza, Coffee Table by Cultivado Em Casa
Located in Geneve, CH
Dureza - coffee table by Cultivado Em Casa. Dimensions: 120 x 60 x 35 cm. Materials: Carbon steel
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2010s Brazilian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Dureza, Coffee Table by Cultivado Em Casa
Dureza, Coffee Table by Cultivado Em Casa
H 13.78 in W 23.63 in D 47.25 in
Flowing White 80 Coffee Table by Perler
Located in Geneve, CH
Flowing White 80 Coffee Table by Perler Dimensions: Ø 80 x H 35 cm. Materials: Jesmonite. Weight
Category

2010s Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Other

Asia Modern Coffee Table Attributed to Baker
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in New York, NY
Diminutive and graphic Asia Modern coffee table having all-over black finish and brass CAP feet
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Carmina Coffee Table Round Sand by Driade
By Driade
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Collection of small coffee tables with a leg that daintily curls above the edge of the top
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Carmina Coffee Table Round Sand by Driade
H 16.93 in W 27.56 in D 32.28 in
Carmina Coffee Table Square Sand by Driade
By Driade
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Collection of small coffee tables with a leg that daintily curls above the edge of the top
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Carmina Coffee Table Square Sand by Driade
Carmina Coffee Table Square Sand by Driade
H 16.93 in W 27.56 in D 32.28 in
Carmina Coffee Table Square Burgundy by Driade
By Driade
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Collection of small coffee tables with a leg that daintily curls above the edge of the top
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Carmina Coffee Table Square Burgundy by Driade
Carmina Coffee Table Square Burgundy by Driade
H 16.93 in W 27.56 in D 32.28 in
Carmina Coffee Table Round Black By Driade
By Driade
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Collection of small coffee tables with a leg that daintily curls above the edge of the top
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Carmina Coffee Table Round Black By Driade
Carmina Coffee Table Round Black By Driade
H 16.93 in W 27.56 in D 32.28 in
Marble "Sunday" Coffee Table, Jean-Baptiste Souletie
Located in Geneve, CH
Marble "Sunday" coffee table, Jean-Baptiste Souletie Dimensions: 50 W x 200 D x 35 H cm Materials
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2010s French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Onda Contemporary Coffee Table in Pink Metal
Located in London, GB
Onda table works on the juxtaposition of volumes and finishing. A wavy organic extra-thin top on
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Onda Contemporary Coffee Table in Pink Metal
Onda Contemporary Coffee Table in Pink Metal
H 12.6 in W 31.5 in D 20.08 in
Contemporary B3.1 Coffee Table in Natural Nutwood
Located in London, GB
Spina is a collection of lacquered tables and seatings. The lacquered surfaces and consistent
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Contemporary B3.1 Coffee Table in Lacquered Wood
Located in London, GB
Spina is a collection of lacquered tables and seatings. The lacquered surfaces and consistent
Category

2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Contemporary B3.1 Coffee Table in Lacquered Wood
Contemporary B3.1 Coffee Table in Lacquered Wood
H 17.72 in W 15.75 in D 33.47 in
Rare Biosca Spanish Coffee Table in Marquina Marble
By BIOSCA
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Biosca, coffee table, stained pine, Marquina marble, Spain, 1960s. Outstanding Spanish coffee
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Abstract Wood Coffee Table by Atelier Monochrome
Located in Geneve, CH
Abstract Wood Coffee Table by Atelier Monochrome One of a kind. Materials: Ceramic / Porcelain
Category

2010s French Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Toadstool Collection, Colorful Coffee Table by Pepe Albargues
By Pepe Albargues
Located in Geneve, CH
Toadstool Collection, colorful coffee table by Pepe Albargues Dimensions: Coffee table
Category

2010s Spanish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Fabric

Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table in Teak
By Asko, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, cocktail table, teak, birch, Finland, 1960s. Teak coffee table with
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak, Birch

Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table in Teak
Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table in Teak
H 15.95 in W 48.82 in D 24.41 in
Bamboo "Rib" Coffee Table by Henry Olko, 1979
By Henry Olko
Located in New York City, NY
Bamboo "Rib" Coffee Table by Henry Olko for Willow and Reed, United States This design balances
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bamboo

Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table in Birch
By Asko, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, cocktail table, birch, metal, Finland, 1960s. This coffee table is one of
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table in Birch
Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table in Birch
H 15.75 in W 48.82 in D 24.41 in
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Graphic Coffee Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of graphic coffee tables for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique graphic coffee tables was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, glass and metal. We have 20 antique and vintage graphic coffee tables in-stock, while there are 10 modern editions to choose from as well. Graphic coffee tables have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Graphic coffee tables are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Nouveau styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Many graphic coffee tables are appealing in their simplicity, but Chapel Petrassi, Roberto Giacomucci and Gio Pagani produced popular graphic coffee tables that are worth a look.

How Much are Graphic Coffee Tables?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,235, while they’re typically $430 on the low end and $7,124 highest priced.

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 Graphic Coffee Tables
  • 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 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 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 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 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
    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
    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 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 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.

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