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Organic Modern Rectangular Braided Natural Grass Coffee Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sophisticated modernist waterfall style coffee table constructed of wood and braided natural grass. The table has arched sides and the underside is painted black. The striations in ...
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Early 2000s North American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Raffia, Wood

Magnificent Natural Raw Teak Hardwood Organic Root Coffee Table
By Michael Taylor
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent natural raw teak hardwood organic root coffee table. This is an authentic vintage root table and not one of the newer ones flooding the market. This table has a tremendou...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Organic Oak Coffee Table Set of 2 with Natural Wood and Stained Grey Color
By Shewekar Elgharably
Located in Cairo, EG
Organic Oak Coffee Table Set of 2 with Natural Wood and Stained Grey Color. Beautifully organic and flowy, our SHADOWS coffee table set is inspired by the varying colors and shapes ...
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2010s Egyptian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

Organic Modern Travertine and Natural Ash Portuguese Side Table L'anamour
By DOOQ
Located in Lisbon, PT
L’anamour is a set of coffee and side tables, which complement and complete each other. The connection between them is as perfect as a poet-muse relationship, with emotions flying hi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Organic Modern Coffee and Cockt...

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Travertine

Andrianna Shamaris Antique Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Originally used as a traditional rice pounder; beautiful teak wood whilst respecting the cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time and loving use have left behind. Thi...
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2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Reclaimed Square Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed natural teak wood coffee table with an impressive four inch thick top. Solid teak logs are joined together to produce this impressive top. Rests on a modern teak base. ...
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2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Black Walnut Coffee Table, Natural Edge Detail, in Stock
By Möbius Objects
Located in Calgary, CA
Solid wood coffee table in American black walnut. Beautifully figured walnut boards suspended between two mitred legs. Zebrano wood joinery adds interest on the corners and a subtle ...
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2010s Canadian Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Walnut, Zebra Wood

Monumental 1970s Natural Freeform Wood Round Glass Top Coffee Table
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a monumental in size, circa 1970s natural freeform wooden base with a round glass top coffee table. We believe the base is redwood, with the wood looks to be flowing...
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Vintage 1970s American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Wood

Black Steel Geometric Shape Coffee Table Base with Natural Oak Top
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
Black steel geometric shape coffee table base with natural oak top.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktai...

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Steel

Borghese Coffee Table, Natural Wood Top by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance for La Chance
By Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Located in COMPIÈGNE, FR
The Borghese table, as the eponymous sofa, is inspired by the umbrella pines at the Villa Borghese gardens in Rome. The characteristic network of branches is translated as a graphic...
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2010s French Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Modern Natural Form Nesting Cocktail Tables
Located in Westwood, NJ
Two oak sandalwood finished natural form nesting Cocktail Tables. One with tempered glass top. Dimensions: 48" W x 43" D x 14" H smaller - 36" W x 32.25" D x 10" H.
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Organic Modern Coffee and Cockt...

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Glass, Wood

Set of Coffee Tables in Rock Crystal and Gold Fiber Marquetry by Ginger Brown
By Ginger Brown
Located in Bourguebus, FR
This set of 2 coffee tables with a bean shape is made of various materials. The highest table has a top in white rock crystal and the lowest table has a top in gilded vegetal fiber ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail ...

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Rock Crystal, Brass

Handmade Rock-Shaped Natural Plaster Table Set by Galerie Philia Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
Handmade rock-shaped natural plaster table set by Galerie Philia Edition Dimensions: 80 x 76 x 50, Foot Ø 30 cm 130 x 110 x 38, Foot Ø 20 cm Materials: Mineral lime plaster. ...
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2010s Belgian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Organic Material, Plaster

Contemporary Minimal Round Coffee Center Table in Travertine Stone Natural Pores
Located in Porto, PT
Lunarys Center Table is an outstanding modern design piece. A key coffee table for a contemporary living room project seems to come directly from space. Made in travertine stone is p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Organic Modern Center Tables

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Travertine

Contemporary Minimal Round Coffee Side Table in Travertine Stone Natural Pores
By Hommes Studio
Located in Porto, PT
Lunarys Large Side Table is an outstanding modern design piece. A key side table for a contemporary living room project seems to come directly from space. Made in travertine stone is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Organic Modern Side Tables

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Travertine

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Natural Edge Coffee Table, Caribbean Walnut Wood, Mexican Design
By Ania Wolowska
Located in PARQUE INDUSTRIAL OTHON P BLANCO, Quintana Roo
The Organic coffee table is made with wood from very old Caribbean walnut trees, which have developed protrusions in the bark, irregular grains and sometimes organic shaped hollows. ...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Night Stands

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Walnut, Hardwood

Organic Modern Natural Live Edge Slab Coffee Table on Wave Legs
By Frances Bradley
Located in London, GB
Natural live edge coffee table produced from locally sourced Oak which is sensitively treated to preserve and enhance the natural character, with natural splits infilled with a red r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Great Britain (UK) Organic Modern Coffee a...

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Steel

Natural Live Edge Oak Floating Coffee Table Clear Perspex Legs
By Frances Bradley
Located in London, GB
Unique piece of character English oak, jointed with Walnut and sat on a pair of hand bent clear perspex legs so the whole appears to float. Sustainably sourced English Hardwood, f...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail...

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Acrylic, Oak

Natural Live Edge Oak Coffee Table on Brass or Black Hand Bent Steel Wave Legs
By Frances Bradley
Located in London, GB
Unique piece of character English oak, jointed with Walnut and sat on steel wave base in brass or black. Sustainably sourced English Hardwood, felled through age on a Kentish farm an...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail...

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Brass, Steel

Large Scale Teak Organic Form Coffee Table
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
Large-scale teak organic form coffee table.
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Vintage 1960s Indonesian Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Wood

Large Scale Teak Organic Form Coffee Table
H 15.50 in. W 60 in. D 47 in.
Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Impressive 6″ single reclaimed teak wood slab coffee table. Set on modern teak legs allowing the top to float.
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2010s Indonesian Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Reclaimed Wood, Teak, Wood

  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
H 16 in. W 44 in. D 55 in.
Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Impressive single reclaimed teak wood slab coffee table. Set on modern teak legs allowing the top to float.
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2010s Indonesian Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Reclaimed Wood, Teak, Wood

  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
H 15 in. W 28 in. D 46 in.
Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table or Bench
Located in New York, NY
Impressive solid reclaimed teak wood coffee table or bench. We have polished the flat sections to enhance the natural grain in the wood and have left the inside sections natural for ...
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2010s Indonesian Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table or Bench
  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table or Bench
  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table or Bench
  • Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table or Bench
H 17 in. W 27 in. D 80 in.
Andrianna Shamaris Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed teak wood coffee table cut from a single slab. A combination of an oiled finished polished teak top with a raw organic edge. This 10? slab top floats on recessed 4” minimal...
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2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table or Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed teak wood single root coffee table or side table. We have polished the top to enhance the wood grain and left the sides raw in contrast. Andrianna Shamaris, Inc. The Leade...
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2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Reclaimed Wood, Wood, Teak

Andrianna Shamaris Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table or Bench
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful natural teak coffee table, bench or dining table. Measure: Two 5” thick teak slabs comprise this impressive piece. Set on modern legs. We can custom the legs for a dining ...
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2010s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Wabi Sabi Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Antique coffee table with a single drawer and the top made from a single slab of natural aged teak. This low profile coffee table celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other mar...
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Vintage 1950s Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Mid-century modern Natural Burl Wood High Gloss Coffee Table
Located in Antwerp, BE
Wabi sabi Natural burl wood coffee table Primitive folk art design that would look good in a minimalist Axel Vervoordt inspired interior.
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20th Century American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl

Natural Wood Table
Located in New York, NY
Natural Teak wood burl table. Sun bleached with polished edges exposing the natural colors of the teak wood and brilliant contrast. The table as pictured is sitting on casters for ea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Thai Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Ta...

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Teak

  • Natural Wood Table
  • Natural Wood Table
  • Natural Wood Table
  • Natural Wood Table
H 19.5 in. W 33.5 in. D 28 in.
Antique Sculptural Teak Element on Steel Mount, Natural Weathered Patina
By Brendan Bass
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique sculptural teak element on steel mount. Natural weathered patina.
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21st Century and Contemporary East Asian Organic Modern Coffee and Cockt...

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Steel

Andrianna Shamaris Natural Teak Wood Coffee Table or Bench
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Stunning patina on this single reclaimed teak wooden root coffee table. This coffee table was sourced in the spirit of wabi-wabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be found in i...
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2010s Organic Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Circular Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Circular Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center of Coffee Table, Natural Circular Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center of Coffee Table, Natural Circular Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Circular Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Circular Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Circular Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Circular Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Circular Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Centre of Coffee Table, Natural Oval Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrification process occurs underground when wood is buried u...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center or Coffee Table, Natural Circular Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrifaction process occurs underground when wood is buried un...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Center of Coffee Table, Natural Root Shape, Petrified Wood with Metal Base
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Source: Java, Indonesia Wood fossilization is a group of processes where all organic material is replaced by minerals. Petrification process occurs underground when wood is buried u...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Center Tables

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Metal

Monumental Organic Form Lychee Wood Coffee Table with a Natural Finish
Located in Dallas, TX
Monumental organic form lychee wood coffee table with natural finish. Piece from the Le Monde collection. Exclusive to Brendan Bass.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Southeast Asian Rustic Coffee and Cocktail...

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Reclaimed Wood

Natural Stump on Legs Tree Wood Organic Coffee Table Base
By George Nakashima
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Unusual round shape tree stump on legs coffee table base stand planter, etc.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Hardwood

Natural Wabi Sabi Burl Wood Coffee Table
Located in Antwerp, BE
Wabi sabi Natural burl wood coffee table, France, 1960s Primitive Folk Art design that would look good in a Minimalist Axel Vervoordt inspired interior.   
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Vintage 1960s French Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl

  • Natural Wabi Sabi Burl Wood  Coffee Table
  • Natural Wabi Sabi Burl Wood  Coffee Table
  • Natural Wabi Sabi Burl Wood  Coffee Table
  • Natural Wabi Sabi Burl Wood  Coffee Table
H 18.12 in. W 44.1 in. D 28.75 in.
Handsome Natural Woven Rattan Wrapped Wooden Rectangular Coffee Table
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A smart natural rattan wrapped wooden rectangular coffee table in a warm honey brown having tapered legs and a simple contemporary silhouette.
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Vintage 1970s American Organic Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rattan

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Natural Organic Coffee Table For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the natural organic coffee table you’re looking for. A natural organic coffee table — often made from wood, metal and petrified wood — can elevate any home. There are 11 variations of the antique or vintage natural organic coffee table you’re looking for, while we also have 62 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect natural organic coffee table — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A natural organic coffee table is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made natural organic coffee table over the years, but those crafted by Pietra Gallery, Andrianna Shamaris and Brendan Bass are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Natural Organic Coffee Table?

Prices for a natural organic coffee table can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $694 and can go as high as $14,900, while the average can fetch as much as $3,193.

A Close Look at organic-modern Furniture

Organic modern furniture is characterized by clean lines, an overall uncomplicated aesthetic and a prioritizing of natural, sustainable materials, such as wood and stone. There are lots of earth tones and natural-world textures rather than bright color palettes or fabrics embellished with busy patterns.

Organic furniture is minimalist and, owing to the ideas of venerable architect Frank Lloyd Wright, designed for warm spaces that promote harmony between human habitation and the great outdoors. Organic modern design, including in furniture and architecture, emerged in the 1930s.

Designers such as Andrianna Shamaris, Alguacil & Perkoff and Jörg Pietschmann — all known for organic modern design — have created furniture that brings dynamic and unpredictable energy to home interiors while emphasizing the importance of a relationship with the natural world.

Striking an appealing balance between our living spaces and nature doesn't have to be an arduous task — the broad selection of original organic modern furniture on 1stDibs includes solid wood tables, bamboo seating options, hand-knotted wall tapestries and more.

Finding the Right Coffee and Cocktail Tables for You

As a practical centerpiece to your living area, antique and vintage 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.