August 30, 2011

12 Creative and Whacky Coffee Tables

Need an alien in your living room? Look no further.

Over at HomeTone they have a list of 12 coffee tables that will impress. Besides the alien coffee table above, there's even a coffee table made out of paper pulp that is quite fetching. We like to think of coffee table design as the one place in the living room where you can get away with just about anything in that sweet middle place between the TV and your couch.

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August 24, 2011

DIY Star Trek Klingon LED Coffee Table


Seriously - how cool is an LED coffee table that lights up your coffee night or morning? Very. Nick Woodrow built this table with pine legs and clear acrylic rods for support that features 26 RGB LED lights. You can even order one of these from Nick if you really want one for your Ten Forward klingon style.

Video after the jump of this wonder in action.

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August 5, 2011

Driftwood Coffee Table


Okay so maybe this is more of an end table, but we still love the natural look for a potential coffee table on the side of your chair. This table is handcrafted from unique pieces of driftwood gathered from the remote shores of Java, and each table is a bit different.

At Driftwood Coffee Table

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July 11, 2011

Wakiaka Pagoda Coffee Table


We like a modern yet functional design, and this Wakiaka Unique Pagoda Coffee Table delivers on both fronts. It has a rich coffee bean color, and features a translucent design with pagoda-inspired leveled shelves. We think given the design the rug in the shot also reminds of us a zen rock garden.

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June 28, 2011

Kanagawa Coffee Table Moves Like a Crazy Bug


Inspired by the work of kinetic sculture, this centipede like coffee table is not for the feint of heart. There's a crank a the end of the table that makes the legs move, and the entire table is constructed of 298 pieces of laser cut birch plywood. We're not sure why you'd want to creep yourself out while having coffee or a good chit chat but you never know. Imagine sticking 3-4 of these together? The coffee table centipede? Hmm....creepy. Video after the jump.

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June 21, 2011

Cork Coffee Rock Table


Looking more like a polished stone made out of coffee than rock, this coffee table is made out of cork. There's also a lacquered MDF table top, and this coffee table named Lasca also comes in a variety of sizes. You can use it as a work surface, or you can see it as a steadier tray top where you can have a coffee and scone site down talk. Lasca is part of Materia, a collection of cork products curated by ExperimentaDesign with Filipe Alarcao as joint artistic director, made by Amorim and designed by six Portuguese and four international designers.

Via Mocoloco at Lasca

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June 15, 2011

3D Coffee Table with Integrated Seating


This coffee table is designed with 3 stools integrated into it making it one of the most space saving coffee table designs we've seen. Also - it just looks right with 4 round shapes integrated into what looks like giant buttons on an arcade machine. The stools would also make great foot rests so we assume they're multi-purpose as well.

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June 3, 2011

Kress Glass Insert Coffee Table Organizes Magazines


This Kress coffee table features a hidden nook covered with see-through glass that helps organize your magazine or other items you don't want on top of the coffee table. It also has a drawer on one side to store those pesky remotes and other stuff like your reading glasses. We love the notched design with slanted upward wing like tips on this coffee table. It's made of wood and of course some veneer.

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January 31, 2011

Venn Diagram Coffee Tables


From the portfolio pages of Swedish design firm Outofstock comes the clever Hues set of nesting, venn diagram-inspired coffee tables. Each is crafted from colored waterjet-cut glass and iron legs, and makes us think of crazy sunglasses from the 70's all merging together on some crazy coffee inspired trip.

Via Gizmodo at Outofstock

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October 28, 2010

The Bushel Table Looks Like it's Made of Pixels


Yeah yeah - we get it. The bushel table was based on the idea of a bushel of stick in your hand. If you were to take that bushel of sticks and cut them down on one side a surface would be created. However we feel it really looks like it's made out of pixels or space invaders from the classic arcade game. We do like how the holes can be used for potted plants and stuff, but for us it's just total arcade nostalgia.

Via Gizmodiva at IndustrialDesignServed

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