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Joe D'urso Polished Stainless Steel Coffee Table
By Joe D'Urso
Located in Dallas, TX
A polished stainless steel table with safety glass top. Designed by Joe Durso for Knoll.
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Vintage 1970s Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Sedona Stainless Steel Round Coffee Table by Janne Kyttanen
By Janne Kyttanen
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A polished stainless steel coffee table inspired by the infamous red rocks of Sedona; the form references the peaks and plateaus of Sedona’s unique sandstone formations. This design ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Sedona Stainless Steel Round Coffee Table by Janne Kyttanen
By Janne Kyttanen
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A polished stainless steel coffee table inspired by the infamous red rocks of Sedona; the form references the peaks and plateaus of Sedona’s unique sandstone formations. This design ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Limited Edition Rotation Coffee Table in Polished Stainless Steel
By Zieta
Located in New York, NY
Our main goal is to deliver uniqueness and customization in design and constructions. This is how we imagine the future world: light, durable, structures of customized applications p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Brushed and Polished Stainless Steel and Glass Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
This Minimalist modern coffee or cocktail table has a very refined line. It is beautifully made of thick, polished and brushed stainless steel with clear evidence of the hand constru...
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Vintage 1970s American Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Paradise Oval Coffee Table in Polished Stainless steel
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table paradise oval in polished stainless steel and with polished brass inside. On wood structure. Also available in poplar root and brass and available in custom size and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Limited Edition Small Steel in Rotation Coffee Table in Polished Stainless Steel
By Zieta
Located in New York, NY
Our main goal is to deliver uniqueness and customization in design and constructions. This is how we imagine the future world light, durable, structures of customized applications pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Limited Edition Large Steel in Rotation Coffee Table in Polished Stainless Steel
By Zieta
Located in New York, NY
Our main goal is to deliver uniqueness and customization in design and constructions. This is how we imagine the future world: light, durable, structures of customized applications p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Round Coffee Table (MY Collection) Michael Young Polished Stainless Steel Enamel
By Michael Young
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The collection consists of a chair, a side table, a writing desk, a round coffee table, a console and a lounge chair. All the work in the collection will be composed of polished stai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Enamel, Stainless Steel

Round Coffee Table 'MY Collection' Michael Young Polished Stainless Steel Enamel
By Michael Young
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The collection consists of a chair, a side table, a writing desk, a round coffee table, a console and a lounge chair. All the work in the collection will be composed of polished stai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel, Enamel

Paradise Coffee Table in coated polished stainless steel and Polished Brass
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table Paradise features a mahogany structure with its inside finished in polished brass, exterior finished in coated polished stainless steel. Also available in black finish...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Infinity, Coffee Table in Hand Polished Stainless Steel and Travertine Marble
Located in Lebanon, LB
A purely mineral combination of smooth glossy steel and antique finish grey marble. A balanced result is reached from an asymmetrical composition. By Georges Amatoury Studio, 2014.
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21st Century and Contemporary Lebanese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Stainless Steel

Polished Bimetal Two-Tone Brass and Stainless-Steel Hand-Crafted Coffee Table
By Corinna Warm, WARM
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A generous coffee table as part of the Transition collection, featuring an unique, artistic mirror polished tabletop, crafted from brass and stainless steel on tubular bases. Stu...
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2010s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Polished Stainless Steel Hexagon Glass Top Custom Mid-Century Coffee Table
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Polished stainless steel hexagon glass top custom Mid-Century Modern bauhaus coffee table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Polished Stainless Steel and Brass Cocktail Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Amazingly designed and well constructed cocktail table. The table is made out of solid stainless steel and solid brass. It's designed so you can't see any of the screws that hold t...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Modernist, Round Sofa/ Coffee Table, Polished Stainless Steel Base and Glass Top
By GMD Berlin
Located in Berlin, DE
Round sofa/ coffee table in Modernist Look produced by GMD Berlin. Stainless steel base with wood insertion and glass top.
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2010s German Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Smoked Glass and Polished Stainless Steel Coffee/Cocktail Table by Brueton
By Brueton
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A solid polished stainless steel base with a new smoked inset glass top coffee/cocktail table by Brueton.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Mikado, Coffee Table in Hand Polished Stainless Steel, Brushed Brass and Glass
Located in Lebanon, LB
The criss-cross base of the Mikado line, featuring another combination of materials, this time purely mineral, giving off an iridescent overall effect. By Georges Amatoury Studio, 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lebanese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Tetra L, Large Coffee Table in Polished Stainless Steel and High Gloss Sycamore
Located in Lebanon, LB
Large coffee table from the playful set of Tetra coffee tables that can be placed in a number of different layouts depending on the room arrangement. By Georges Amatoury Studio, 2014.
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21st Century and Contemporary Lebanese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Center Coffee Table in Glass and Polished Stainless Steel
By EMOTIONAL OBJECTS, João Faria
Located in Vila Nova Famalicão, PT
Inspiration for our objects comes from the most unusual things. The Gift Wrap table is a ribbon of steel wrapping around a volume, just like a box of chocolates. The Center "Gift Wr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Magic Mirror Coffee Table by Duffy London in Mirror-Polished Stainless Steel.
By Duffy London
Located in London, GB
For this coffee table, Chris Duffy attempts to give the impression of continuous motion, although the table is stationary it has a zoetropic feeling, like Sisyphus rolling a boulder ...
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2010s British Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Alphaville Polished Stainless Steel Cocktail Table
By Jonathan Adler
Located in New York, NY
Futuristic reflection. Minimalist and modern, our Alphaville cocktail table shines in polished stainless steel with a smoke mirror top. The simple drum form is a solid anchor for any...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Nickel

Edge Coffee Table Polished Stainless Steel Structure and Leather Top
Located in Paris, FR
Round Coffee table Edge Structure with polished stainless steel, Top with leather category B. Structure available in bronze. Top available in laquered painted decoration. For costum ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Steel

"Visciola" Coffee Table, Stainless Steel ans Glass, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
"Visciola" coffee table, stainless steel ans glass, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Present Bizimyer Furniture. Bizimyer Art / Design. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Bent Polished Stainless Glass Top Gary Gutterman "Odyssey" Coffee Table
By Gary Gutterman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Signed & dated 1975 bent polished stainless steel base wide rectangle rounded corners thick 3/4" glass top coffee table by Gary Gutterman.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

FUCINA "DISTORSIONI CHOPPYWATER" Low Table Stainless Steel Mirror Polished
Located in Desio, IT
The stainless steel, mirror polished, together with a very high craftsmanship, are the main ingredients for the manufacture of this original coffee table. Thanks to the visual emoti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Lacquered Parchment Tray Stainless Steel Base Coffee Table
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Super high studio quality metal work stainless steel base coffee table with tray shape lacquered white goat skin top. Fine pattern lines in the lacquered skin top. Unmarked.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Coffee Cocktail Center Table Mirror Polished Steel Sculpture Collectible Design
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Coffee table 'Get Lost!' made of mirror polished stainless steel. Table dimensions: L 125, W 105, H 35cm. Peter Marino selected an sculptural bench of the Get Lost! Family for the ne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Stoned Petrified Wood Coffee Table on Stainless Steel Base
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table stoned petrified wood with polished stainless steel base. Petrified wood has turned into stone. Trees have been buried for many years under sediment they transition...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Brushed and Polished Stainless Steel with Inset Glass Coffee Table, 1970s
By Elaine Cohen
Located in Miami, FL
Brushed and polished stainless steel base with inset glass coffee or cocktail table from the 1970s. Attributed to Elaine Cohen for Design Institute of America.
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Walter, Coffee Table with glass top and stainless steel base
Located in Lebanon, LB
Laser-cutting and bending modern technique brought to its highest point of possibilities. Glass top and polished stainless steel base.
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2010s Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Falconara" Coffee Table, Stainless Steel with Bronze Details, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
"Falconara" coffee table, stainless steel with bronze details, Istanbul. Designed by Hasan Samet Bizimyer. Design, Art, Innovation. Present Bizimyer Furniture. Bizimyer Art /...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Stainless Steel

Polished Stainless Steel & Brass Glass Top Rectangle Coffee Table Mid Century
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Polished stainless steel & brass 3/4" glass top rectangle coffee table Mid-Century Modern.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Chrome

Vladimir Kagan Wood and Stainless Steel Coffee Table, 1970s
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
A wood table with chunky mirror polished stainless steel legs. The top has a subtle but beautiful grain pattern. Re-finished in light ebony.
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Vintage 1970s North American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Biarritz Coffee Table: Bespoke Table in Stainless Steel, Bronze and Wood
By Hudson Furniture, Barlas Baylar
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Barlas Baylar, the Biarritz coffee Table creates a grandeur aesthetic with its refined material combination, H9 wood and Black Lacquered top, Polished Bronze legs and fra...
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2010s European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Stainless Steel

Stoned Petrified Wood Black Coffee Table on Stainless Steel Base
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table stoned petrified wood black with polished stainless steel base. Petrified wood has turned into stone. Trees have been buried for many years under sediment they transi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pierre Coffee Table: Bespoke Table in Stainless Steel, Bronze and Wood
By Hudson Furniture, Barlas Baylar
Located in New York, NY
The unique Pierre Coffee table by Barlas Baylar has an eclectic elegance featuring an H9 wood top, Bronze base, Black Lacquer shelf and gloss finish. Produced to order. Available i...
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2010s European Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Bronze, Stainless Steel

Prism, Glass & Stainless Steel Contemporary Coffee Table by Made in Ratio
By Made in Ratio
Located in London, GB
The contemporary Prism coffee table has a geometrically configured base made from a stainless steel tubular frame forming an intersecting triangular pattern. The table is completed w...
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2010s British Minimalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

"Picapica" Mirror Polished Steel Top Coffee Table by Kazuyo Sejima for Driade
By Driade, Kazuyo Sejima
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Picapica" is a coffee table, designed by Kazuyo Sejima and manufactured by Driade, featuring four satin-finished stainless steel legs and a mirror polished stainless steel round top...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Rectangular Coffee Table (MY Collection) by Michael Young Stainless Steel Enamel
By Michael Young
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The collection consists of a chair, a side table, a writing desk, a round coffee table, a console and a lounge chair. All the work in the collection will be composed of polished stai...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Enamel, Stainless Steel

Rectangular Coffee Table 'MY Collection' by Michael Young Stainless Steel Enamel
By Michael Young
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The collection consists of a chair, a side table, a writing desk, a round coffee table, a console and a lounge chair. All the work in the collection will be composed of polished stai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Enamel, Stainless Steel

Zorro Coffee Table White Marble Tops Polished Steel Leg By La Chance
By La Chance
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Zorro is a minimalist yet graphical coffee table. The masked hero signature inspired the ingenious Z structure which supports a duo of overlapping round tabletops giving a sense of l...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Silas Seandel, Freeform Coffee Table, Polished Steel, Studio, America, 1968
By Silas Seandel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A coffee table / cocktail table / side table. In polished stainless steel. Produced in the artists studio, New York, America, 1968. Signed. Other designers working in the organic ...
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Tetra S, Small Coffee Table in Polished Stainless and Patinated Silver Leaf
Located in Lebanon, LB
Small coffee table from the playful set of Tetra coffee tables that can be placed in a number of different layouts depending on the room arrangement. By Georges Amatoury Studio, 2014.
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21st Century and Contemporary Lebanese Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel, Silver Leaf

DOUBLE FROND COFFEE TABLE in Stainless Steel by Christopher Kreiling Studio
By Christopher Kreiling Studio
Located in Pasadena, CA
The Double Frond Table is as much a sculpture as it is a table. This is one of those pieces that are far more interesting in person than in a photograph. When lit from above the ta...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

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Stainless Steel

Object #MT-T2-F-L Mirror Polished Stainless Steel Table by Zhoujie Zhang
By Zhoujie Zhang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This elegantly designed table was created with handmade digital crafts, the same fabrication techniques devised in Zhoujie’s digital laboratory. The work's digital roots lend an arch...
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2010s Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Round Coffee Table 'My Collection' Michael Young Stainless Steel White Resin
By Michael Young
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The collection consists of a chair, a side table, a writing desk, a round coffee table, a console and a lounge chair. All the work in the collection will be composed of polished stai...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Polished Steel Low Table
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A substantial modernist low table having a one-piece heavy forged polished stainless steel base with rounded corners and legs supporting a floating mirrored glass top.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

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Zorro Coffee Table Black Marble Tops Polished Steel Leg By La Chance
By La Chance
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Zorro is a minimalist yet graphical coffee table. The masked hero signature inspired the ingenious Z structure which supports a duo of overlapping round tabletops giving a sense of l...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

Round Coffee Table 'My Collection' Michael Young Stainless Steel White Resin
By Michael Young
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The collection consists of a chair, a side table, a writing desk, a round coffee table, a console and a lounge chair. All the work in the collection will be composed of polished stai...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Object #MT-T3-F-L Mirror Polished Stainless Steel Table by Zhoujie Zhang
By Zhoujie Zhang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This elegantly designed table was created with handmade digital crafts, the same fabrication techniques devised in Zhoujie’s digital laboratory. The work's digital roots lend an arch...
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2010s Chinese Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

DS-9075 Bauhaus Stainless Steel and Glass Coffee Table by De Sede
By Antonella Scarpitta, De Sede
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Coffee table DS-9075/52 by De Sede. Exclusive living environments as the sum of individual parts. Attractive tables as decorative and useful items set the tone and create ever-changi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Wyeth Chrysalis Table No. 1 in Blackened Stainless Steel with Polished Edges
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A low coffee / cocktail table of thick, plate steel patinated a low sheen black with a polished edge. The expansive, organically shaped top is set upon three wide, thick plate steel ...
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2010s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

"Il Gabbiano" Coffee Table with Stainless Steel and Bronze Details, Istanbul
By Bizimyer Furniture
Located in Istanbul, 34
Il Gabbiano Collection. Il Gabbiano Coffee Table with Stainless Steel and Bronze Details, Istanbul. Refined design heritage. This work of art will add value to your life with the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Bronze, Stainless Steel

Geometria: Cerchi #4 Coffee Table by form A-Polished Steel Version
By Gaspare & Vittorio Asaro, form A
Located in New York, NY
The Geometria: Cerchi #4 table elevates the minimalist form of the cylinder by joining and overlapping them to create a highly sculptural piece. Shown in polished steel with four cyl...
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2010s Italian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Square Glass top Stainless Steel Base Barcelona Coffee Table Bauhaus Style
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Knoll
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Square 3/4" glass top stainless steel base Barcelona coffee table Bauhaus style.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Polished Steel and Veined Black Marble 1960s Coffee Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of polished steel and veined black marble 60's coffee tables. Great together, slightly offset.
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Belgian Black Marble, Stainless Steel

French Mid-Century Modern Matte Stainless Steel Coffee Table, Maria Pergay, 1971
By Maria Pergay
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, sober, minimalist coffee table by Maria Pergay. This piece in matte polished stainless steel covering a black wood frame and is known as Table Droite. The piece was made for...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Zorro Coffee Table Mirror Yellow Glass Tops Polished Steel Leg By La Chance
By La Chance
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Zorro is a minimalist yet graphical coffee table. The masked hero signature inspired the ingenious Z structure which supports a duo of overlapping round tabletops giving a sense of l...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rare and Sculptural Gary Gutterman "Odyssey" Coffee Table in Polished Steel
By Gary Gutterman
Located in East Hampton, NY
Designed by Gary Gutterman in 1973, this coffee table is a remarkable sculpture and functional piece of furniture made in polished stainless steel. Gary Gutterman (1942-1993) started...
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Vintage 1970s American Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel

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Polished Stainless Steel Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal polished stainless steel coffee table for your home. Frequently made of metal, stainless steel and glass, every polished stainless steel coffee table was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a polished stainless steel coffee table, we have 110 options in-stock, while there are 214 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer polished stainless steel coffee table, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right polished stainless steel coffee table, those designed in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one polished stainless steel coffee table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Novocastrian, Richy Almond and Greenapple produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Polished Stainless Steel Coffee Table?

Prices for a polished stainless steel coffee table start at $100 and top out at $120,000 with the average selling for $5,592.

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Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. In stock are 67 vintage editions of these items, while there are 135 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Werkstätte Carl Auböck were created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Werkstätte Carl Auböck furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $232 and tops out at $11,934, while pieces like these can sell for $796 on average.

Finding the Right Coffee and Cocktail Tables for You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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