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
August 20, 2010
Designer Ben Gruen is bringing back the Atari pixelated hits to your coffee table, and we're psyched. The pixelated coffee table is for us a killer design wrapped in the nostalgia of our early gaming days. We'd like to see it in a variety of colors for the younger ones in our lives, but the brown and black versions are excellent as well.
August 12, 2010
This coffee table looks like it's straight out of an X-Men movie, and more importantly that it belongs in Magneto's lair given the floating cubes. The Float coffee table is made of 64 cubes strung together with wire, but mostly held in place by magnetic force. The cubes appear as though they are levitating, or if you have superhuman magnetic powers most likely you are keeping the table together with your mind.
Via SlashGear at Design Milk
July 23, 2010
That's right - if you've got loads of old computers sitting around, a glass coffee table, and lights? Well you can build yourself a component PC coffee table. David Maloney created this brilliant coffee-table from the innards of his old machines that he kept around hoping to recycle some day - and recycle he did.
"For years I've been throwing old computer boards into a box in the garage to someday recycle them into some sort of project. It finally popped in my head to create a table with them using some of the black walnut from a tree we cut down a few years ago and had milled in the yard with a portable mill.
"It's basically two tables. One internal table to screw the boards to and another set of wood frames with glass that slide on top of the board table. It's basically a wood diorama. It will be very easy to swap out the computer boards with something else once we get tired of the look of the boards."
We'd like to see of course something along the lines of a recycled set of video screens of different sizes all playing random images. Who knows, but just seeing this makes some ideas of other recycled parts coffee tables.
June 11, 2010
We're all about form and function coming together, and this coffee table with built-in storage hits the spot. Designed by Matt Carr, the espresso colored finish suits any style, and any coffee drinking habits, and it's even made from sustainable acacia wood.
At Umbra Mimosa Coffee Table with Built-In Storage
June 7, 2010
At $750 bucks you can get a Fender Stratocaster headstock coffee table, and truly rock out at coffee talks with your friends. Made of hand selected solid maple, this coffee table is going to impress any guitar hero in your life.
Via SlipperyBrick.com at Rainbow Guitars