July 20, 2007
We're ready for the future and ready for an LED interactive coffee table to grace our house. Made of 100% sustainable wood and water-based finishes, this Coffee Table is large enough for a big room at 62" long by 31" wide by 18" high and comes with either a with a nice thick glass or plastic top. The LEDs are only activated when they see motion. As you can see in the pictures, even though the person's hand is on the table, only things moving will set off the lights. Without motion the table calms down to a very slight attractive twinkling.
Via Gizmodo at Because We Can
July 6, 2007
Okay - so maybe not a beehive coffee table, but you can see how the design would translate to a pretty amazing coffee table design. Designer Hoon Roh is one of those interesting designers that look to nature for inspiration in regard to design and function. Bees are pretty amazing insects and this table really reflects that.
Via Yanko Design
June 29, 2007
We've featured this coffee table before, but now you can buy it direct from the UK. The aquarium coffee tables range anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000, so this might not be your first purchase in a coffee table, but we think if you are out to impress or REALLY REALLY love fish under you coffee in the morning, this is perfect for you.
The tank is equipped over a unique filter system that allows for as little maintenance as possible. It does come with all the plants and rocks which are specially made for the tank which is nice for the $3000 price tag.
Thanks to Jim for pointing this out.
Via Slashgear At Just Buy Online
June 15, 2007
We like the sleek clean lines and the modern look of this coffee table.The smartly designed sliding cabinet door is white-powder coated aluminum that moves on a grooved track along with the birch wood frame.
Via productdose.com at LAX Table
April 27, 2007
New York based designer Brad Ascalon recently showed off his elegant Period Table, a new piece for Italian furniture company Sintesi. The Ascalon's use of powder coated steel and tempered glass really makes this classically inspired table a bit different. We like the open end to the leg, and feel the table speaks of a simpler modern time.
Via at Sintesi
April 10, 2007
The Aureole Table is made of frosted acrylic and lights up in a variety of color options and costs $2,700.00. Okay - so maybe that's a bit much for a coffee table, but we love the different colors in our Mathmos Aduki, and we think this could help to match our coffee mood when we need the added accent.
Via The Red Ferret Journal at The Aureole Table
March 23, 2007
We often wonder if we could look at a coffee table and see it as the canvas of our single serve coffee life. Well, Italian designer Francesco Cappuccio has come up with quite the interesting new coffee table design centered around this idea - dubbed “Canvas”. It’s inspired by Piet Mondrian’s 1918 painting “Composition with Gray and Light Brown”. We don't think this coffee table is available but Josh Spear and crew recommend you contact old Francesco and let him know you want one.
Via Josh Spear at Francesco Cappuccio
March 14, 2007
Here at Single Serve Coffee, we are always looking for the building blocks of a better coffee home and future. We think we've found the essential building blocks of life with the CEO Desk above. Sure, the picture above may not be a coffee table, but we know this desk represents the future of coffee table building.
Here's what the Swedish designers have to say about their creation:
CEO is a desk for a powerful person that reflects on a glimpse of the lost childhood, when life was easier and freer. We want to invite the director to a journey back to a time when life was filled with playfulness, more fun and when he or she was better at showing their feelings. We created the desk bound by the structural laws of LEGO-building bricks, combined this with the grace of the late Rococo furniture style and painted it glossy black to evoke feelings of exclusivity and power. CEO is made up of massive beech, MDF and painted with black enamel paint.
Via Core77 Design Blog at Lego Coffee Table
March 2, 2007
Want to keep time while drinking your cup of single serve coffee? We give you the Time Table Coffee Table. The entire top surface of the Time Table is a digital clock. The glowing digit segments are made of electro-luminescent film, which accounts for the thinness of the structure (6cm). The electronics include an alarm, and a timer to switch the light off at night. Additionally, the light can be turned on, or off anytime without affecting the time.
Via SCIFI.COM at Normal
January 26, 2007
It's not just about coffee tables. The coffee side table is just as important as the coffee table. Our current living room has 3 such side tables and we love them. This Aunt Bea Side Table from Skram (we are really unsure how the name is Aunt Bea) has a rigid sculptural quality that makes it feel not only hand-crafted, but also artistically rendered (and from the movie the War of the Worlds). Made from natural beech and a mixture of an ebonized base and a rosewood top, the table is finished with hand-rubbed shellac and polyurethane, and it stands 18" x 18" x 18".
Via productdose.com at 2modern