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Space Age Coffee Table by Knut Hesterberg, Germany, 1970
By Ronald Schmitt
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Space Age styling round glass top cocktail table with three ring solid steel chrome base. Where the rings join there are artistically designed disk shaped feet, it is in wonderful or...
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Midcentury Space Age Coffee Table UPO, Eero Aarnio, Finland, 1970s
By Eero Aarnio
Located in Praha, CZ
- Rare type - Very practical - Marked.
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Space Age Crhome Coffee Table Star Base
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Diego, CA
Great coffee table base in chrome finish circa 1970s, we are selling the base only it can take glass, marble, or stone from 28' up to 42" in diameter, we have polished the base it's ...
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20th Century American Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Space Age White Beech Coffee Table by Opal, 1970, Germany
By Opal
Located in Vienna, AT
This vintage Space Age coffee table consists of a white lacquered beech wooden base topped with an oval shaped smoked glass top. The vintage condition is very good. Approximate mea...
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Beech

Space Age Vintage Silver Aluminum Glass Coffee Table Sofa Table Knut Hesterberg
By Knut Hesterberg
Located in Vienna, AT
A Space Age vintage silver aluminum glass coffee table or sofa table, which was designed by Knut Hesterberg for Ronald Schmitt, circa 1964, Germany. While the polished aluminum base...
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Space Age Vintage Chrome Glass Coffee Table Merrow Asscociates, Attributed
Located in Vienna, AT
A Space Age chromed-plated metal coffee table by Merrow Associates, attributed circa 1970, which shows a smoked glass plate with approximate 80 cm diameter. Furthermore the chrome-p...
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Vintage 1970s Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Space Age White Vintage Plastic Coffee Table or Sofa Table Style Jean Maneval
Located in Vienna, AT
A Space Age white vintage plastic coffee table or sofa table very similar to Jean Maneval, which was designed 1960s. The Space Age coffee table was designed and manufactured during ...
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Vintage 1960s Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Smoked Glass, Polyester

Space Age Vintage Glass Chromed Coffee Table or Sofa Table with Rings, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
A space age vintage coffee table / sofa table, which shows a chromed base formed with three rings. While a clear glass plate topped the table, the chromed metal base produce a futuri...
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Vintage 1960s Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Space Age Vintage White Coffee Table with Glass Top, circa 1970
Located in Vienna, AT
A space age vintage coffee table, which features wooden legs set in a tripod shape and painted in white, while holding a glass plate in a typical 1970s style. The glass top has a thi...
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Late 20th Century Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Italian Space Age Anaconda smoked Glass Coffee Table by Paul Tuttle, 1970s
By Paul Tuttle
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Space Age Anaconda smoked glass coffee table by Paul Tuttle, 1970s Chromed tubular steel base and smoked glass round top Anaconda coffee table. Designed by Paul Tuttle in the...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

White Space Age Plastic Coffee Table by Peter Ghyczy for Horn Collection Germany
By Peter Ghyczy
Located in Vienna, AT
This iconic square coffee table is designed by Peter Ghyczy in the 1970s for Horn Collection Germany. It is made of very strong plastic and on the underside there is the original man...
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plastic

Marble Chrome Coffee Table Circular MCM Space Age
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive mid-20th century marble coffee table. The circular marble top raised on a chromed column and base. European, circa 1970.
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Mid-20th Century English Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

American John Neville, 1960s Space Age Table
By Gary John Neville
Located in New York, NY
A sleek modern American 1960s coffee table designed by John Neville. The table is composed of a brushed silver metal base with a polished chrome rim top and a mirror glass.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Late 20th Century Italian Space Age Marble and Brass Coffee Table
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
White with pink, green and gray and hazelnut with red marbles.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Large Space Age Mid Century Modern Triangular Steel Black Laminate Coffee Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large vintage Mid-Century Modern high quality custom triangular coffee table in the manner of Pierre Cardin. This Spage Age table features a heavy solid wood construction with a brus...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Late 20th Century Space Age Brass, Glass w/Green Malachite & Marble Coffee Table
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
The table body is of wood, brass and malachite stones. The marble stone with the brass oval hoops and the transparent glass are removable for easier transportation.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Malachite, Marble, Brass

Pair of Gary John Neville 1970s Space Age Tables
By Gary Johnson
Located in New York, NY
A rare pair of Space Age design coffee tables by Venice, California-based architect, Gary John Neville. The cocktail tables are composed of a brushed spun metal base and a polished c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Gilted and Altu Coffee Table
Located in Paris, FR
Table or pedestal trypode in Altu with golden studs. The assembly is screwed and could be disassembled. The glass ends with a beak like corbon The base, circa 1970, in good condition
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lucite

  • Gilted and Altu Coffee Table
  • Gilted and Altu Coffee Table
  • Gilted and Altu Coffee Table
  • Gilted and Altu Coffee Table
H 28.75 in. Dm 45.28 in.
Etched Brass Coffee Table, 1970s, Belgium
By Willy Daro
Located in Brussels, BE
Nice coffee table, etched brass, circa 1970, Belgium. Signed on the top ADS, Belgium school with artist of the same period such as Willy Daro, Christian Krekels, Lova Creation, Arman...
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Vintage 1970s Belgian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

  • Etched Brass Coffee Table, 1970s, Belgium
  • Etched Brass Coffee Table, 1970s, Belgium
  • Etched Brass Coffee Table, 1970s, Belgium
  • Etched Brass Coffee Table, 1970s, Belgium
H 14.18 in. W 51.19 in. D 31.5 in.
Very Rare Coffee Table by Luigi Colani
By Luigi Colani
Located in Munich, DE
Made for the famous pool seating unit by Rosenthal. Only produced for one year.
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plastic

  • Very Rare Coffee Table by Luigi Colani
  • Very Rare Coffee Table by Luigi Colani
  • Very Rare Coffee Table by Luigi Colani
  • Very Rare Coffee Table by Luigi Colani
H 9.85 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Rattan Donuts Coffee Cocktail Table, Italy, 1970s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Interesting round rattan donuts coffee low cocktail table in braided rattan with mirror top. Nice Patina.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan, Mirror

Sculptural Aluminum Coffee Table by Knut Hesterberg
By Ronald Schmitt, Knut Hesterberg
Located in Vienna, AT
Coffee or cocktail table by Knut Hesterberg produced by Ronald Schmitt, Germany circa 1960- The purchase price is for the base only. It was composed of cast aluminium parts and is ...
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Italian Dark Brown Color Lacquered Wood Coffee Tables, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian dark brown color lacquered wood coffee tables, 1970s Trio of dark brown color lacquered wood tables with interlocking overlap Good conditions Measures: 51 x 51 x 46 H cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Eero Aarnio Orange Coffee Table Kantarelli for Asko, Finland, 1968
By Eero Aarnio, Asko
Located in Haderslev, DK
Iconic Kantarelli coffee table by Eero Aarnio for Asko, Finland, 1968. All original with few blemishes to the edges and the center. Please see close ups. No structural damages and...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Fiberglass

Amazing French Coffee Table in Brushed Aluminium with wooden Bar
Located in Munich, DE
Very cool and geometric look.
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

White Lacquered German 1960s Tulip Coffee Table by Opal
By Opal Kleinmöbel 1
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming white lacquered circular coffee table with metal tulip base and wooden top in very good vintage condition and manufacturers label on the underside. The German company opal i...
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Revolving Italian Coffee Table in the Style of Tecno Borsani, 1970s
By Tecno
Located in Palermo, Palermo
Wonderful revolving coffee table in wood and steel chrome in the style of Osvaldo Borsani. Good condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Lacquered Coffee Table and Brass by Guy Lefevre, France, 1970s
By Guy Lefevre
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Orange lacquered coffee low or cocktail table with wood interior, 2 drawers, brass feet by Guy Lefevre. Famous manufacture like Maison Jansen, Mahey, Willy Rizzo, Mario Sabot.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Italian Design Round Carrara and Red Marble Coffee Table
Located in Halluin, FR
Italian design Carrara and red marble table composed of a graphic structure with round tray and rectangular feet.     
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Late 20th Century European Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

1970 Coffee Table Butterfly Illuminating DLG D. Brasseur or I. Faure, Fernandez
By Jacques Duval Brasseur
Located in Paris, FR
Illuminating coffee table in bronze or gilded and welded brass, the wings are set with agates the top is in oval smoked glass 139 x 80 cm this table can be used as a wall or ceilin...
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Vintage 1960s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Agate, Brass

1970s by Francois Monnet Modernist Design Stainless Steel Coffee Table
By François Monnet
Located in Brescia, IT
Coffee table designed by Francois Monnet, France, 1970s. The brushed stainless steel frame is topped with a glass top, which is surrounded and edged with metal clips.
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Mid Century Modern Vintage Chrome Coffee Table circa 1970 Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
This chromed mid century modern vintage sputnik coffee table is equipped with one chrome ring and six large chrome globes arranged in two-tiers. Also the coffee table shows a smoked ...
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Lightning Lucite and Metal Coffee Table by Philippe Jean, France, 1970s
By Philippe Jean
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Lightning Lucite and metal low coffee or cocktail table with glass top by designer Philippe Jean. Famous design like Charles Hollis Jones, Hollywood Regency.
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

White Round Sedia Coffee Table by Horst Brüning for COR, Germany, 1970s
By Horst Bruning, COR
Located in Halle, DE
Grand couch table by COR, Germany. Model: "Sedia". Design by Horst Brüning, 1970s. Massiv 4-star aluminum base with white laminated tabletop.
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Italian 1970s Design Style Black Marble Set of Three Nesting Coffee Tables
Located in Halluin, FR
Graphic and Italian 1970s design style set of three coffee or nesting tables in black marble and drop shaped top.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Italian 1970s Design Style White Marble Set of Three Nesting Coffee Tables
Located in Halluin, FR
Graphic and Italian 1970s design style set of three coffee or nesting tables in white marble material and drop shaped.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

'Curver' Coffee Table in the manner of Jean Maneval , 1960
By Jean Maneval
Located in The Hague, NL
The table was designed by Curver-form and produced in Germany in the 1970s. This Ufo table is an extraordinary, Space Age period design peace. The table is made from black fibergl...
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan, Smoked Glass, Fiberglass

1970-1980 Pair of Coffee Tables Lucite Pierre Vandel, Paris
By Pierre Vandel
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of coffee table Lucite and gilded aluminium with gold 22 carats, certificate original, signed Pierre Vandel Paris. Beveled upper tray, circa 1970, good original condition. Meas...
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Coffee Table by Sergio Mazza & Giuliana Gramigna for Cinova, 1969, Italy
By Sergio Mazza, Giuliana Gramigna
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful massive coffee table designed by Sergio Mazza & Giuliana Gramigna for Cinova , mirror polished steel with a massive 1" thick glass top, designed in 1969 this table its in...
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20th Century Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Modern Teak Coffee Table by Rs Associates, Designed for Expo 1967
By RS Associates
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic of Canadian Modern Spaceage Design., Originally planned as a designed for display at Expo 1967 in Montreal, the piece did not actually go into production until 1968. Designed...
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Vintage 1960s Canadian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Laminate, Wood

1970 Coffee Table in Lucite Roméo And 2 Ends of Sofa Same Model
By Maison Romeo
Located in Paris, FR
Coffee table in Lucite , 2 glass trays, the frame of the table is beveled, amounts call back an embiellage or one pulls cork, completely knockdown,+ 2 Ends of Sofa Same Model circa o...
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lucite

Lacquered Coffee Table by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, France, 1970s
By Guy Lefevre, Maison Jansen
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Lacquered low coffee or cocktail table with 3 drawers in a black lacquer, polished nickled brass feet and handle, low glass by the designer Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen. Variant fro...
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Brass, Nickel

Large Square Coffee Table with Bar by Willy Rizzo, 1970s
By Mario Sabot, Willy Rizzo
Located in Echt, NL
Impressive coffee table with bar in good condition. Designed by Willy Rizzo for Mario Sabot in the seventies. Very large size: 51.18 x 51.18 Inch , 130 cm x 130 cm. The table is ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Mid Century Modern Metal Vintage Coffee Table by Knut Hesterberg 1960s
By Knut Hesterberg
Located in Vienna, AT
A bizarre structural high-quality mid century modern vintage coffee table by Knut Hesterberg, which was made out of a polished aluminium base and an oval clear glass top. Produced by...
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

1970 Coffee Table Butterfly in the Style of Duval Brasseur with Wings Agates
By Jacques Duval Brasseur
Located in Paris, FR
Bronze or brass coffee table enlighting has decoration of butterfly, four bulbs, wings in agate , good condition, circa 1970. Measures: Diameter of the top 97 cm.
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Metal Glass Vintage Coffee Table by Knut Hesterberg c 1970
By Knut Hesterberg
Located in Vienna, AT
A sculptural mid century modern vintage metal coffee table, which was designed by Knut Hesterberg and produced by Bacher Tische in Stuttgart. Also the coffee table consists of a pol...
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Vintage 1970s Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

1970 Coffee Table Butterfly Illuminating DLG D.Brasseur or I.Faure or Fernandez
By Jacques Duval Brasseur
Located in Paris, FR
lluminating coffee table in bronze or gilded and welded brass, the wings are set with agates the transparent top with cut sides 125 x 80 cm this table can be used as a wall or ceil...
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Vintage 1960s French Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Agate, Brass

Smoked Glass and Chrome-Plated Glass 1960s Coffee Table Attributed to Tecno
By Tecno Design Centre
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Square coffee or side table made form 2 thick and heavy smoked glass shelf and 4 chrome-plated metal legs with black plastic feet. Good condition: visible oxidation patina on the in...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome, Metal

Space Age Design Coffee / Conference Table, 1970s
By Drevotvar
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1970s - Manufacturer: Drevotvar - Good, original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Scandinavian Modern Conference Tables

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Metal

Vintage Space Age Bar Coffee Table by Kastilia
By Studio Kastilia 1
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Vintage Space Age bar coffee table Brown low table, in plastic, with four wheels the bar cart is very easy to move. The plastic panels of the table top folds inside.
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Space Age Carts and Bar Carts

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Plastic

  • Vintage Space Age Bar Coffee Table by Kastilia
  • Vintage Space Age Bar Coffee Table by Kastilia
  • Vintage Space Age Bar Coffee Table by Kastilia
  • Vintage Space Age Bar Coffee Table by Kastilia
H 16.15 in. W 33.86 in. D 21.26 in.
Large Lucite and Glass Wave Table, circa 1960
Located in Vienna, AT
Large and very elegant Lucite and glass table consisting of a thick bended Lucite sheet and a glass tabletop. The condition is excellent. The base could easily carry an even larger c...
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Vintage 1960s German Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lucite

  • Large Lucite and Glass Wave Table, circa 1960
  • Large Lucite and Glass Wave Table, circa 1960
  • Large Lucite and Glass Wave Table, circa 1960
  • Large Lucite and Glass Wave Table, circa 1960
H 18.5 in. W 31.17 in. D 39.17 in.
Fiberglass Custom-Made Italian Table by G. Ceretti, P. Derossi & R. Rosso, 1965
By GUFRAM Furniture
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This rare cube shaped coffee table belongs to the original furnishing of the Piper Club in Turin, a legendary Italian venue for rock and contemporary art shows. The club, design acco...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Fiberglass

Italian Rolling Low Table in the Style of Joe Colombo 1970s Smoke Glass
By Joe Colombo
Located in Palermo, Palermo
Italian rolling low table in wood, steel chrome and smoke glass. Vintage condition with signs of use.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Italian Design Round Carrara and Red Marble Side Table
Located in Halluin, FR
Italian design Carrara and red marble table composed of a graphic structure with round tray and rectangular feet.   
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Late 20th Century European Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Italian Design Two-Tier Carrara and Red Marble Pair of Side Tables
Located in Halluin, FR
Italian design two-tier Carrara and red Marble tables, they will take place at each side of the sofa too!      
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Late 20th Century European Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Vintage Space Age Bar Cart Coffee Table Bottle Holder by Kastilia 1970s Spain
By Studio Kastilia 1
Located in Rome, IT
Sliding dark brown bar cart or coffee table featuring bottle holder by Kastilia - Spain, circa 1970. It is closable.
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Space Age Carts and Bar Carts

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Plastic

Gold Color Metal Smoked Glass Vintage Swiveling Coffee Table Sofa Table, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
A gold colored vintage coffee table or sofa table, which shows two revolving smoked glass plates and one in the middle. The multi functionality makes this sofa table to a stylish in...
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Late 20th Century Space Age Sofa Tables

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Metal

Early Prototype Coffee Side Table from Fiberglass Dark Blue, Italy, circa 1970
By Ettore Sottsass, Memphis Group
Located in Vienna, AT
Prototype table made from fiberglass with a dark navy blue coating, circa 1970. Good condition.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Side Tables

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Fiberglass

Italian Chromed Steel Structure and Smoked Glass Top, Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian vintage, chromed steel structure and smoked glass top, coffee table, 1970s Vintage 1970s coffee table, Italian manufacture. The vintage coffee table, 1970s, of Italian manu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Tray Tables

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Steel

Square Space Age Coffee Table, 1970s
Located in Berlin, DE
Coffee table made of brushed aluminum and tinted glass.
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Vintage 1970s Space Age Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

  • Square Space Age Coffee Table, 1970s
  • Square Space Age Coffee Table, 1970s
  • Square Space Age Coffee Table, 1970s
  • Square Space Age Coffee Table, 1970s
H 13 in. W 31.5 in. L 13 in.

Space Age Coffee Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of space age coffee tables is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct space age coffee tables — often made from metal, glass and plastic — can elevate any home. Space age coffee tables have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of space age coffee tables to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern space age coffee tables are of considerable interest. There have been many well-made space age coffee tables over the years, but those made by Jean Maneval, Knut Hesterberg and Studio Kastilia are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Space Age Coffee Tables?

Space age coffee tables can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,900, while the lowest priced sells for $544 and the highest can go for as much as $14,495.

Finding the Right Coffee Tables Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, coffee and cocktail tables are an invaluable addition to any interior.

Low tables that were initially used as tea 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 style on 1stDibs. Browse a vast selection of antique, new and vintage coffee and cocktail tables today.