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Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
Massimo and Lella Vignelli Coffee Table in Copper, Granite and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lella & Massimo Vignelli for Casigliani, coffee table, model 'Kono', copper, granite, glass, Italy, 1984. Sculptural cocktail table by Italian designer duo Lella and Massimo Vigne...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Granite, Copper

Vintage Italian Carrara Marble Cocktail Table, 1970s
Located in View Park, CA
THE FINE PRINT: vintage Italian marble table in ivory carrara with noir marquina accents and edging, 1970s. Ever so slight caramel veining. Top is thick and chiseled into a quarter b...
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1970s Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Italian Coffee Table in Rattan and Glass with Three Risers
Located in Milano, IT
Large post modern Italian coffee table from the 1980's. The coffee table is made of a solid and elegant wicker reed . The peculiarity of the table and its three-dimensionality that ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Rattan, Glass

Medium Vulcanatta Stud Coffee Table by Lind + Almond
Located in Geneve, CH
Medium Vulcanatta Stud coffee table by Lind + Almond Handcrafted Dimensions: 100 L x 64 W x 40 H Materials: marble, brass. A coffee table in Portuguese marble and polished bras...
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2010s English Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Salvador Dali Leda Low Table, Sculpture, Black Label Limited Edition
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Leda low table designed by Dali manufactured by BD. Legs in black patina not varnished. tabletop in brushed and varnished brass, black varnished patina. Nero Marquina marble egg...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Brass

Pair of Chic 'Caisson' Solid Brass and Black Lacquer End Tables by Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of chic 'Caisson' brass and black lacquer end tables by Design Frères. Solid (not plated) brass frames pared with durable lacquer tops (coasters still recommended). Great as end...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Organic design - ceramic sculpture Coffee Table, available in custom finishes
Located in London, GB
Inspired by a narrow gorge called the ‘Siq’ which is a particular way to approach Petra from the East, the winding path ends dramatically at the foot of Al-Khazneh. The base compr...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ceramic, Glass

Butterfly Round Coffee Table by SEM
Located in Geneve, CH
Butterfly round coffee table by SEM Dimensions: D140x H31.2 cm Material: Glossy lacquered finish. Costumized sizes, colors and top available on request. Available in all RAL color. T...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Lacquer

SST014 Coffee Table by Stone Stackers
Located in Geneve, CH
SST014 coffee table by Stone Stackers Dimensions: D 162 x W 89 x H 48 cm Materials: Marbles: Marble top corner: Marquina Marble structure: Carrara Marquina Marble top: Marquina ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Magnussen Ponte Mactan Stone Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice coffee or side table by Magnussen Ponte, 1980's. The stunning table base is made of Mactan stone.  
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1980s Unknown Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

J. Wade Beam for Breuton Cantilevered Coffee Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An angled long coffee table designed by J. Wade Beam for Brueton of New York. The company pioneered the use of stainless steel in home furnishings, and this example is typical of Bea...
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1990s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

Airisto Sofa Table, Stained Black by Made By Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Airisto sofa table, stained black by Made By Choice with Joanna Laajisto Dimensions: W96cm, D35cm, H45 cm Materials: Solid Ash Finishes: Natural Ash / Painted Black Also Availa...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Ash

Ambuá 5p Bench / Coffee Table by Mameluca
Located in Geneve, CH
Ambuá 5p bench / coffee table by Mameluca Material: Vinhático wood Dimensions: D180x W86 x H47 cm Ambuá means "Centipede" in Tupi - ancient dialect of the Brazilian Indians. Th...
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2010s Brazilian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Set of three Sculptural Side Tables in White Marble
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of three coffee tables, marble, Italy, 1970s This set of three geometrical marble coffee tables each feature a polygonal tabletop and a x-shaped base. The aesthetics are arche...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

SST004 Coffee Table by Stone Stackers
Located in Geneve, CH
SST004 Coffee table by Stone Stackers. Dimensions: D 60 x W 83.5 x H 34.5 cm. Materials: Marbles. Marble top & bottom: Cipollino Verde Marble structure: Calacatta Oro Weight: 37...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Alexis Marble Coffee Table by Agglomerati
Located in Geneve, CH
Alexis marble coffee table by Agglomerati Dimensions: D 80 x H 33 cm. Materials: Carrara Gioia marble. Available in other stones. Alexis Coffee Table has off-set, cylindrical l...
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2010s British Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Handmade Artwork Metal and Marble Coffee Table
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Handmade artwork coffee table round. This metal frame is welded by hand in Amsterdam. In the middle of the table is an amazingly beautiful round marble tabletop mounted. This marble ...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal

Salvante S1 Side Table by Piotr Dąbrowa
Located in Geneve, CH
Salvante S1 Side Table by Piotr Dabrowa Unique Piece Dimensions: D 50 x H 50 cm Materials: Botticino Marble Also Available: Calacatta Viola Marble, Walnut Burl Marble, Rosa Peral...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Hank Kwint KW-1 Granite Coffee Table for Metaform, Netherlands 1981
Located in London, GB
An elegant piece of minimal Dutch design from the early eighties. Reminiscent of Poul Kjaerholme’s work the simple construction consists of a metal frame which rests on top of a cont...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Granite

Clear Glass Prisma Circle 70 Coffe Table by Sebastian Scherer
Located in Geneve, CH
Clear glass prisma circle 70 coffe table by Sebastian Scherer Dimensions: D70x H35 cm Materials: Solid coloured glass. Weight: 24.7 kg. Also Available: Glass: clear white / clear...
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2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

OTB.02 Coffee Table by Sebastien Krier
Located in Geneve, CH
OTB.02 coffee table by Sebastien Krier + Bois Brulé Dimensions: D 80 x H 46 cm Materials: Wood All these pieces are unique, they are mottled, modified, refined and burnt accord...
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2010s French Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

1970s Coffee Table in Glass an Polished Brass by Belgian Designer Kouloufi
Located in Brussels, BE
1970s coffee table in glass an polished brass by Belgian designer Kouloufi.
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1970s Belgian Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass

Pair of 001 Side Tables by Archive for Space 'Tall and short'
Located in London, GB
Side table 001 is a made to order design by Archive for Space, a multidisciplinary design practice founded in London in 2019. Side table 001 was designed to celebrate raw steel throu...
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2010s British Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Cut Steel

Gold Square 3 Half Arches Arcade Side and Cofffe Table by Kasadamo
Located in Geneve, CH
Gold Square 3 Half Arches Arcade Side and Cofffe Table by Kasadamo Dimensions: D 70 x W 110 x H 40cm Materials: stainless steel Also Available: Other color and sizes available, ...
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2010s Swiss Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

SST013 Coffee Table by Stone Stackers
Located in Geneve, CH
SST013 coffee table by Stone Stackers Dimensions: D 36 x W 44.5 x H 55 cm Materials: Marbles: Marble Top Corner: Marquina Marble Structure: Eramosa Marble Base: Invisible Grey ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Salvador Dali Leda Low Table, Sculpture, Black Label Limited Edition
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Leda low table designed by Dali manufactured by BD. Legs in black patina not varnished. tabletop in brushed and varnished brass, black varnished patina. Nero Marquina marble egg...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Brass

Brown Emperador Marble Single Deck Table by OxDenmarq
Located in Geneve, CH
Brown Emperador marble single deck table by OxDenmarq Dimensions: D 57 x W 57 x H 38 cm Materials: Steel, brown emperador marble Also available: Different top options available ...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Steel

Side Table 001 'Tall' by Archive for Space
Located in London, GB
Side table 001 is a made to order design by Archive for Space, a multidisciplinary design practice founded in London in 2019. Side table 001 was designed to celebrate raw steel throu...
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2010s British Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

Magnussen Ponte Mactan Stone Coffee Table, 1980s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Rare and very nice coffee or side table by Magnussen Ponte, 1980's. This stunning table is made of rough edged brick motif Mactan stone.  
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1980s Unknown Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

Massive Lacquered Postmodern Coffee Table
Located in New York, NY
Ginormous lacquered coffee table having a floating square top which rests on a lower square plinth base. The table is in very good, original condition, showing only a couple of inc...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Lacquer

Graphic Tessellated Marble Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Coffee table in tessellated stone with graphic marble inlays, circa 1980s.
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20th Century American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Ko-Ko Table by Shiro Kuramata for Capellini
Located in Sammushi, JP
Ko-Ko table by Shiro Kuramata for Capellini.
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Stainless Steel

SST011 Low Table by Stone Stackers
Located in Geneve, CH
SST011 Low Table by Stone Stackers Dimensions: D118 x W120 x H44.5 cm Materials: Marbles: Marble Structure: Verde Alpi Marble Top: Calacatta Oro Weight: 70 kg An appealing as...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Luca Coffee Table Large by Umberto Bellardi Ricci
Located in Geneve, CH
Luca coffee table large by Umberto Bellardi Ricci Dimensions: D 55” x W 34” x H 13.5 in Materials: Travertine, Bronze legs. Umberto Bellardi Ricci is an Italian sculptor and arc...
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2010s American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Bronze

Otb.01 Coffee Table by Sebastien Krier
Located in Geneve, CH
OTB.01 coffee table by Sebastien Krier + Bois Brulé Dimensions: D95 x W60 x H43 cm Materials: wood All these pieces are unique, they are mottled, modified, refined and burnt ac...
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2010s French Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

SK.02 Low Table by Sebastien Krier
Located in Geneve, CH
SK.02 low table by Sebastien Krier Dimensions: D 120 x W 60 x H 35 cm Materials: Oak Custom-made (and achievable) furniture. Made of solid oak in a carpentry workshop located i...
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2010s French Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Oak

Mid-Century Post Modern Glossy Black Scrolled Rectangular Cocktail Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A heavy substantial coffee table from Italy circa 1980's. It features solid wood construction with a high gloss lacquer finish.
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Postmodern Nero Marquina Marble Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Stunning veining through this coffee table! No chips or cracks - excellent condition.  
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1980s Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Italian Postmodern Smaller Scale Marble and Glass Square Cocktail Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This cocktail table is so architectural and modern, made in Italy, circa 1990s. It’s constructed of thick slabs of marble and clear glass. Very clean and ready for immediate use.
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Salvante C2 Coffee Table by Piotr Dąbrowa
Located in Geneve, CH
Salvante C2 coffee table by Piotr Dabrowa Unique Piece Dimensions: D 70 x H 34 cm Materials: Calacatta Viola Marble Also Available: Botticino Marble, Walnut Burl Marble, Rosa Per...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Brazilian Quartzite Round Table 2:2 Coffee Table by Agglomerati
Located in Geneve, CH
Brazilian Quartzite Round Table 2:2 Coffee Table by Agglomerati x Fred Ganim Dimensions: D 117 x H 30 cm Materials: Brazilian Quartzite Fred Ganim is a furniture-maker who lives...
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2010s British Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Other

Green Indio Marble and Black Steel Large Ninety Table by Ox Denmarq
Located in Geneve, CH
Green Indio marble and black steel large ninety table by Ox Denmarq Dimensions: D 120 x W 60 x H 40 cm Materials: steel, green indio marble Also available: different size, top and...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble, Steel

Black Slate Small Deck Table by OxDenmarq
Located in Geneve, CH
Black slate small deck table by OxDenmarq Dimensions: D 43 x W 43 x H 55 cm Materials: Steel, slate Also available: Different top options available OX DENMARQ is a Danish desig...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Steel

Alma Table by Roberta Rampazzo
Located in Geneve, CH
Alma table by Roberta Rampazzo. Current production. Dimensions: W 50 x D 50 x H 52 cm Materials: acrylic, wood. Also available: W 70 x D 50 x H 50 cm. Table made from wood scr...
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2010s English Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Acrylic, Wood

Post Modern Memphis Style Wood Handcrafted Tall Cocktail Table Signed
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice and well done wood tall cocktail table boomerang shape, in pink lacquer finish ebonized black legs, with walnut ball feet , signed and numbered as shown.
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20th Century American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

SST007 Coffee Table by Stone Stackers
Located in Geneve, CH
SST007 Coffee Table by Stone Stackers Dimensions: D70 x H44 cm Materials: Marbles: Marble Top: Grigio Orobico Marble Base: Marquina Emperador Dark Calacatta Oro Rosa Egeo Travert...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Bronze Satin Glass Poly Square Coffe Table by Sebastian Scherer
Located in Geneve, CH
Bronze satin glass poly square coffe table by Sebastian Scherer Dimensions: D 60 x W 30 x H 40 cm Materials: solid coloured glass. Weight: 12.7 kg. Also available: satin white / ...
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2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

1980s Postmodern Laminated Pedestals and Glass Rectangular Coffee Table
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer a whimsical, fun coffee table circa the 1980s. This postmodern piece showcases a variety of symmetrical shapes, a rectangular 3/8” inches thick glass top...
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1980s North American Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass, Laminate

Handmade Table #2 by Henry D'ath
Located in Geneve, CH
Handmade Bench #1 by Henry D'ath Dimensions:D 70 x H 70 cm Materials: Wood, Calligraphy ink Piece is handmade by artist. Henry d’ath is a new zealand born, hong kong based ar...
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2010s Chinese Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Salvante C1 Coffee Table by Piotr Dąbrowa
Located in Geneve, CH
Salvante C1 Coffee Table by Piotr Dabrowa Unique Piece Dimensions: D 120 x H 34 cm Materials: Calacatta Viola Marble Also Available: Walnut Burl marble, Rosa Peralba Marble, Bot...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Other

Giovanni Offredi Burl Coffee Table for Saporiti, Italian Design, 1980's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Saporiti, bird's-eye maple veneer coffee table by Giovanni Offred; Postmodern square coffee table by high-end manufacturer Saporiti, Italy, the 1980s. The design of the base is a...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Birdseye Maple

1980s Cipollino Ondulato Postmodern Eye Shaped Marble Coffee Table
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful beautiful beautiful. My favorite marble in tones of blush black and ivory. Gorgeous veining on this particular table. The top floats on two triangular channeled bases.  
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Travertine Prisma Tall 45 Coffee Table by Sebastian Scherer
Located in Geneve, CH
Travertine Prisma Tall 45 coffee table by Sebastian Scherer Dimensions: D45x H45 cm Materials: Travertine. Weight: 33.1 kg. Also Available in : Glass, Steel. All joining edges...
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2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine

White Carrara Marble and Steel Large O Table by OxDenmarq
Located in Geneve, CH
White Carrara marble and steel large O table by OxDenmarq Dimensions: D 100 x H 40 cm Materials: Steel, White Carrara Marble Available in other size. Different top and frame optio...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Carrara Marble, Steel

PD 04 Coffee Table by Piotr Dąbrowa
Located in Geneve, CH
PD 04 Coffee Table by Piotr Dabrowa Unique Piece Dimensions: W 166 x D 90 x H 25.5 cm Materials: Nero Antico Marble Also Available: Arabescato Orobico Grigo Marble, Oxidised Brus...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Marble

Geometric Marble and Brass Coffee Table II by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Geometric marble and brass coffee table II by Atra Design Dimensions: D 130 x W 90 x H 32 cm Materials: Calcatta Viola Marble, brass Other marbles and sizes available. Oxidized brass...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

Satin Glass Prisma Circle 70 Coffe Table by Sebastian Scherer
Located in Geneve, CH
Satin glass Prisma circle 70 coffe table by Sebastian Scherer Dimensions: D70x H35 cm Materials: Solid coloured glass. Weight: 24.7 kg. Also available: Glass: clear white / clear...
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2010s German Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Glass

Cloud Coffee Table by Paul T Frankl
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Morphic, signature Paul Frankl cloud coffee table model 5005 designed for Johnson Furniture Company, 1951. The table is in very good condition with a natural waxed cork top and darke...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Cork

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