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Lighted up faux tortoise lucite coffee table, Italy, 1970s
By Willy Rizzo, Jean Claude Mahey
Located in Lyon, FR
Lighted up coffee table, in faux tortoise lucite, in the style of Willy Rizzo, Dior Homme or Jean
Category

Vintage 1970s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Acrylic, Lucite, Wood

Modernist Light Up Tulip Style Coffee Table
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rare light up midcentury table fashioned after the knoll tulip table. The table features a light-up
Category

Vintage 1950s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Acrylic

Le Jeune Upholstery Saddle Up Leather Coffee Table Showroom Model
By Iconic Design Gallery
Located in Miami, FL
Le Jeune Upholstery Saddle Up Leather Coffee Table Showroom Model Offered for sale is a Le Jeune
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Mid Century Modern Light-Up Cocktail Table with Lacquered Woven Top
Located in Elkton, MD
Mid-Century modern coffee table featuring a lacquered woven notch corner top resting on a light-up
Category

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

Materials

Resin

Moonlake Marble & Steel Coffee Table with Touch Activated Light
Located in London, GB
Winner of the 2018 'Gold Idea Award', the Moonlake Coffee table is a pioneering piece of modernist
Category

2010s Asian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Steel

Kite Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
This elegant coffee table combines angles and organic shapes to create a minimalistic, clean design
Category

2010s British Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ash

Kite Coffee Table
Kite Coffee Table
H 15.16 in W 42.92 in D 16.74 in
Empress Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Empress Coffee Table brings a colorful addition to our marble coffee table series. The Empress
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Empress Coffee Table
Empress Coffee Table
H 16 in W 55 in D 35 in
Sea Pearl Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Sea Pearl Coffee Table brings the beauty of the ocean into your living space. The stunning Sea
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Sea Pearl Coffee Table
Sea Pearl Coffee Table
H 16 in W 60 in D 27 in
"Piaffe'' White or Light Grey Coffee Table by L. and R. Palomba for Driade
By Driade, Ludovica + Roberto Palomba 1
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Piaffe'' is a white or light grey polyethylene monobloc iconic coffee table, designed by Ludovica
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Plastic

Strut The Pill Coffee Table
By Lyon Beton
Located in VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-SAÔNE, FR
-use table. A hybrid of a gueridon and a coffee table, Strut features a two-tiered tabletop, creating a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Ta...

Materials

Concrete

Strut The Pill Coffee Table
Strut The Pill Coffee Table
H 17.72 in W 23.62 in D 47.24 in
Strut The Square Coffee Table
By Lyon Beton
Located in VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-SAÔNE, FR
table that’s a hybrid of a gueridon and a coffee table. Its two-tiered top serves as a stage, inviting
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Ta...

Materials

Concrete

Strut The Square Coffee Table
Strut The Square Coffee Table
H 17.72 in W 31.5 in D 33.46 in
Coffee / Side Table - Roger Capron
By Roger Capron
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Coffee / side table - Roger Capron Stoneware and metal Circa 1960 Measures: W92,5xD43,5xH30cm
Category

Vintage 1960s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stoneware

Coffee / Side Table - Roger Capron
Coffee / Side Table - Roger Capron
H 11.82 in W 16.93 in D 36.62 in
Titanium Coffee Table by William Emmerson
Located in Geneve, CH
x H 62.5 cm. Materials: Stainless steel. The Titanium Infinity Table is a groundbreaking coffee
Category

2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Titanium Coffee Table by William Emmerson
Titanium Coffee Table by William Emmerson
H 24.61 in W 17.52 in D 6.21 in
Dovetailed Spalted Tiger Maple Coffee Table
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Stunning spalted tiger maple coffee table with dovetailed sides which are made using the same board
Category

Late 20th Century American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Maple

Erode Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
By Aaron Scott Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Erode Coffee Table by Aaron Scott Dimensions: Ø 91.5 x H 30.5 cm Materials: White oak and glass
Category

2010s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Oak

Erode Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
Erode Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
H 12.01 in Dm 36.03 in
N2 Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
By Aaron Scott Design
Located in Geneve, CH
N2 coffee table by Aaron Scott Dimensions: D 122 x W 122 x H 41 cm Materials: bleached cherry
Category

2010s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Cherry

N2 Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
N2 Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
H 16.15 in W 48.04 in D 48.04 in
Loch Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
By Aaron Scott Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Loch coffee table by Aaron Scott Dimensions: D 137.5 x W 137.5 x H 36 cm Materials: atlantic
Category

2010s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Cedar

Loch Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
Loch Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
H 14.18 in W 54.14 in D 54.14 in
N3 Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
By Aaron Scott Design
Located in Geneve, CH
N3 Coffee Table by Aaron Scott Dimensions: D 122 x W 122 x H 41 cm Materials: Walnut, Glass
Category

2010s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

N3 Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
N3 Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
H 16.15 in W 48.04 in D 48.04 in
Aspa Big Pink Coffee Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Aspa Big Pink Coffee Table by Pulpo Dimensions: D90 x W90 x H32 cm. Materials: glass **Also
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Aspa Big Pink Coffee Table by Pulpo
Aspa Big Pink Coffee Table by Pulpo
H 12.6 in W 35.44 in D 35.44 in
Swedish Vintage Drinks Cabinet / Bar / Coffee Table
Located in London, GB
A stunning and very rare Swedish vintage drinks cabinet / bar/ coffee table. This was made in
Category

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

Materials

Wood

Post-Modern Sandstone Coffee Table, c 1990s
By Stone International
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredibly stylish sandstone coffee table has such gorgeous stone grain and color. Similar
Category

1990s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Sandstone

1980s Karl Springer Style Brass Coffee Table
By Karl Springer
Located in South San Francisco, CA
Dark Grey Karl Springer Coffee Table with Brass Detail in great condition with light signs of wear
Category

Vintage 1980s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Aspa Medium Grey Coffee Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Aspa medium grey coffee table by Pulpo Dimensions: D60 x W60 x H40 cm Materials: Glass. Also
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Aspa Medium Grey Coffee Table by Pulpo
Aspa Medium Grey Coffee Table by Pulpo
H 15.75 in W 23.63 in D 23.63 in
Aspa Big Pink Coffee Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Aspa big pink coffee table by Pulpo Dimensions: D90 x W90 x H32 cm. Materials: glass Also
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Aspa Big Pink Coffee Table by Pulpo
Aspa Big Pink Coffee Table by Pulpo
H 12.6 in W 35.44 in D 35.44 in
Aspa Medium Grey Coffee Table by Pulpo
Located in Geneve, CH
Aspa medium grey coffee table by Pulpo Dimensions: D60 x W60 x H40 cm Materials: glass Also
Category

2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass

Aspa Medium Grey Coffee Table by Pulpo
Aspa Medium Grey Coffee Table by Pulpo
H 15.75 in W 23.63 in D 23.63 in
N3 Walnut Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
By Aaron Scott Design
Located in Geneve, CH
N3 Coffee Table by Aaron Scott Dimensions: D 122 x W 122 x H 41 cm Materials: Walnut, Glass
Category

2010s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

N3 Walnut Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
N3 Walnut Coffee Table by Aaron Scott
H 16.15 in W 48.04 in D 48.04 in
Massive Python Skin Ecthed Glass Coffee Table
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
. There will be times when additional patience will be necessary. This is a "ballers" coffee table
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Python

French Wrought Iron with Marble Coffee Table, 1950s
By Raymond Subes
Located in Antwerp, BE
in normal light, you would hardly notice it.   This coffee table reminds at Gilbert Poillerat’s work
Category

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

Materials

Marble, Wrought Iron

Rare Taichiro Nakay Coffee Table in Organic Shape
By La Permanente Mobili Cantù
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Taichiro Nakay (Nakai) for La Permanente Mobili Cantù, coffee table, teak veneer, reed, wood, Japan
Category

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

Materials

Reed, Wood, Teak

Petrified Wood Coffee Table or Side Table with Stainless Steel Feet
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Contemporary petrified wood coffee table on stainless steel feet. A small, organic modern side
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Organic Modern Coffee and Cockt...

Materials

Metal

Large Merging Coffee Table by Atelier V&F
Located in Geneve, CH
Large Merging Coffee Table by Atelier V&F Limited Edition Of 12+2AP Pieces. Dimensions: D 69.5 x W
Category

2010s Chinese Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Large Merging Coffee Table by Atelier V&F
Large Merging Coffee Table by Atelier V&F
H 11.82 in W 81.11 in D 27.37 in
Design Institute of America (DIA) Marble Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
DIA coffee table with (removable/replaceable) marble square tile tops. Easily change up this table
Category

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

Materials

Chrome

Small Merging Coffee Table by Atelier V&F
Located in Geneve, CH
21 cm. Materials: Cast brass. 「Merging Tables」, a set of two coffee tables, taking its shape from
Category

2010s Chinese Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Small Merging Coffee Table by Atelier V&F
Small Merging Coffee Table by Atelier V&F
H 8.27 in W 60.24 in D 26.58 in
Rilley Coffee Table, Exposed Joinery, Handcrafted in Walnut
By Geoff McKonly Furniture
Located in Southampton, MA
The Riley Coffee Table. The top is carefully curated hardwood. It has a heavy bevel on the
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Walnut

Rilley Coffee Table, Exposed Joinery, Handcrafted in Ash
By Geoff McKonly Furniture
Located in Southampton, MA
The Riley coffee table. The top is carefully curated hardwood. It has a heavy bevel on the
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Ash

Modern Round Coffee Table in White Carrara Marble
By Duffy London
Located in London, GB
Duffy casts an eye downwards - with a captivating modern coffee table design. A deep blue Abyss
Category

2010s British Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Mid Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Jacks Coffee Table
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Tulsa, OK
. * * * Mid Century Modern Adrian Pearsall Jacks Coffee Table. Above average vintage condition and
Category

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

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Natural Plaster Coffee Table "Sami" by Isabelle Beaumont
Located in Ranst, BE
direction, peace and unity is created. The Sami coffee table is handcrafted with multiple layers Mortex®
Category

2010s Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Cement, Composition, Limestone, Concrete

Contemporary Wrought Iron Coffee Table by Nicolas Thevenin
By François Thévenin
Located in London, GB
One of the kind coffee table by Nicolas Thevenin in a brutalist style. Impressive sculptural forged
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Rare One-Off Lighting Coffee Table, Italy, 1970s
Located in Milan, IT
One-off lighting table. Enameled blue metal frame support a bottom up mirrored glass pyramid with
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Rare One-Off Lighting Coffee Table, Italy, 1970s
Rare One-Off Lighting Coffee Table, Italy, 1970s
H 21.66 in W 33.47 in D 33.47 in
Italian modern Coffee table bedside table in formica red black metal 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern Coffee table or bedside table in formica and black metal, 1960s Coffee table with
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Maple coffee table & bar, Paul Michel, France, 1980's
By Paul Michel
Located in La Tour-de-Peilz, CH
Poitiers that the Paul Michel workshops in Bressuire created these superb coffee tables hiding a bar with a
Category

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

Materials

Mirror, Birdseye Maple

Zanotta Butterfly Glass Top Coffee Table by Alexander Taylor
By Zanotta
Located in New York, NY
plate glass. The bent plywood modular frame of the coffee table Butterfly, which reproduces the elegant
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Plywood

Zanotta Butterfly Glass Top Coffee Table by Alexander Taylor
By Zanotta
Located in New York, NY
plate glass. The bent plywood modular frame of the coffee table Butterfly, which reproduces the elegant
Category

2010s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Plywood

Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Large "Romanesque" Coffee Table 1960s 'Signed'
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
Rare and large "Romanesque" coffee table in patinated pewter and bronze by Philip and Kelvin
Category

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

Materials

Bronze, Pewter

Massimo and Lella Vignelli for Poltronova 'Saratoga' Light Table
By Poltronova, Massimo and Lella Vignelli
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Massimo and Lella Vignelli for Poltronova, 'Saratoga' light table / cabinet, polyester lacquer
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Polyester, Lacquer

Large Brass and Glass Coffee Table, France, circa 1950s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Low coffee table of striking design. The brass base (hollow, and surprisingly light) is made up of
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Natural Plaster Coffee Table Set "Sami" by Isabelle Beaumont
Located in Ranst, BE
direction, peace and unity is created. The Sami coffee table is handcrafted with multiple layers Mortex®
Category

2010s Belgian Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Concrete, Cement, Composition, Limestone

Danish Cabinetmaker Rectangular Exotic Wood Coffee Table, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
like this coffee table have an outstanding balance with a classic, timeless design. With a clear
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass

Natural Plaster Coffee Table Set "Sami" by Isabelle Beaumont
Located in Ranst, BE
direction, peace and unity is created. The Sami coffee table is handcrafted with multiple layers Mortex®
Category

2010s Belgian Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Concrete, Cement, Limestone, Composition

Modern Round Coffee Table in Birch Wood and Glass
By Duffy London
Located in London, GB
Duffy casts an eye downwards - with a captivating modern coffee table design. A deep, turquoise
Category

2010s British Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Plexiglass, Birch

Contemporary modern side table or coffee table, marble, Belgian design by barh
By Jeroen Thys van den Audenaerde, barh.design
Located in Antwerp, Antwerp
space. Thanks to the chamfered top and open leg composition, the table is visually very light and
Category

2010s Belgian Other Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Sem In Sync Collection Collage Coffee Table by Zaven
By Studio Zaven, SEM
Located in Brooklyn, NY
cabinet, a console, and tables of various sizes, spanning from a writing desk to a coffee table
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

'Petal' Coffee Table by Richard Schultz for Knoll International, 1960
By Richard Schultz, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This early production 'Petal' coffee table by Richard Schultz for Knoll International, designed in
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Swedish Grace Early Bruno Mathsson Large 'Annika' Coffee Table 1930s
By Firma Karl Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Hillringsberg, SE
Early production Annika large coffee table by Bruno Mathsson for Firma Karl Mathsson. This table
Category

Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Birch

Cityscape coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in View Park, CA
A « cityscape » coffee table by Paul Evans for Directional in gold, early 1970s. Glass is original
Category

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

Materials

Metal

21st Century Birch Wood Coffee Table with Glass Table-top, Artists Proof edition
By Duffy London
Located in London, GB
Duffy casts an eye downwards – with a captivating modern coffee table design. A deep, turquoise
Category

2010s British Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Plexiglass, Birch

BOULDER - coffee table in plaster, handcrafted in Berlin by DEGLAN
By Deglan Studios
Located in Berlin, DE
Handcrafted Anamorphous Asymmetric Low Coffee Table with Natural Italian Lime Plaster Stucco Gesso
Category

2010s German Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Plaster, Wood

Paul McCobb Milk Glass Small Coffee or Side Table
By Paul McCobb
Located in Chicago, IL
Paul McCobb wood frame side table with white Carrara glass ( vitrolite - milk glass) top. The
Category

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

Materials

Wood

Johannes Andersen Rosewood Coffee Table for CFC Silkeborg, Denmark C1960
By Johannes Andersen, CFC Silkeborg
Located in Braga, 03
Vintage Brazilian rosewood/palisander coffee table designed by Johannes Andersen and produced by
Category

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

Materials

Rosewood, Teak

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With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the light up coffee table you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, metal and glass, every light up coffee table was constructed with great care. Find 95 options for an antique or vintage light up coffee table now, or shop our selection of 122 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect light up coffee table — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A light up coffee table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in modern, mid-century modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. Finn Juhl, Grzegorz Majka and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance each produced at least one beautiful light up coffee table that is worth considering.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
    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 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.