July 11, 2011
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.
June 28, 2011
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.
Continue reading: "Kanagawa Coffee Table Moves Like a Crazy Bug"
June 21, 2011
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
June 15, 2011
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.
June 3, 2011
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.
January 31, 2011
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
October 28, 2010
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
September 28, 2010
A vintage industrial factory cart fully restored and offered as a coffee table? We'll take one. This beautiful cart measures 48L x 27W x 16T, and is a vintage work of art. The coffee table is carefully refinished; the oak body sanded, smoothed and sealed in a thick matte urethane, the ironwork polished and waxed. The faded logo "LINEBERRY, N. WILKESBORO, N.C." is preserved on both sides of the cart/coffee table. It will cost you $525.00 to get it home, and into your single serve coffee lifestyle.
Via Gizmodiva at Etsy
September 21, 2010
The Nova Black Hole Illuminated Coffee Table makes your coffee feel when placed on the top as if it's being consumed by a giant black hole, and due to the effect of the gravity well near the black hole - time slows down as well making conversations last longer. This coffee table is a Jon Gilmore design with a special aluminum base resembling a spaceship, and the interior space has 5- white LED lights, and features a glass top.
Via Chip Chick
August 26, 2010
Mark M from Australia made this Playstation Coffee Table for his year 12 major work as an Industrial Technology project. It has been made plywood, MDF, and veneer on veneer, and we think looks amazing. Too bad this coffee table won't be made for consumer consumption, but maybe Mark M will invite us over for a night of gaming.
Via Gizmodiva at Makezine