Back in the early 90s, “Seinfeld’s” Kramer created a coffee table book consisting of pictures of famous celebrity coffee tables. But are there any coffee tables that are truly interesting enough to compile into a book? We think so, especially after some of the creative and unique designs we’ve seen. Some of those designs, five of which we share with you below, are so incredibly unique that photographs of them would make a great coffee table book.
1. Illusions: One of our favourite designs is not actually one specific table, but a design concept. One example is a table made of acrylic material and designed to look like a gorgeous linen tablecloth draped over a small, round table. What creates the illusion is the fact that the translucent “tablecloth” falls all the way to the floor, forming the legs that support it. However, the illusion presents the idea that there is no table supporting the tablecloth. It is a gorgeous piece.
2. The Paper Airplane: For the whimsical child in all of us we recommend the paper airplane coffee table. It looks exactly as the name suggests; like a piece of white notebook paper folded into an airplane. This is the perfect coffee table for the haute kitsch interior designer whose clients want to create a playful space.
3. 3-D Ripple: One of the most fascinating coffee-table designs we’ve ever seen is known as the 3-D ripple. This effect is created by using a combination of aluminium and resin materials along with a highly specialized milling process to create the look of rippling water.
4. Nature Tables: Similar to our first design, nature tables are more of a concept than a specific table. We’ve seen nature tables that include a potting bed right down the centre, big enough to accommodate grass, plants, or small shrubs. We’ve also seen nature tables incorporating a rather impressive fish tank into the glass base. There are all sorts of nature coffee tables that will blow your mind – if bringing the outdoors inside is what appeals to you.
5. The Rubick’s Cube: Finally, for the ultimate statement of 1980s culture you need the Rubik’s Cube coffee table. These coffee tables are giant replicas of the famous 1980s puzzle that swept the world. You can’t actually move around the individual tiles, but the visual effect is stunning nonetheless.
Why not have a look at the coffee tables we have to offer, there are beautiful contemporary pieces to match any style of room.