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22 Creative Coffee Table Ideas

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Looking for creative coffee table ideas? These coffee tables were created by independent top designers around the world. Note that not all of these products are available for purchase, and some are just prototypes, so use these for inspiration for new ideas. See our post on unique and cool coffee tables to view products you can buy online today!

1. Bordeaux Multipurpose Coffee Table with Storage

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Bordeaux is a multipurpose coffee table designed by Klaus Westphalen for his 6th-semester project at FAAP – São Paulo. Designed for small living rooms, the coffee table has built-in storage space for wine bottles, newspapers, and magazines. There is also a modular piece coupled to the table that can be used as a chair when needed.

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In the designer’s words, “For the design, we took inspiration from the wineries placed in the south of Brazil. Usually, the bottles are stored in furniture divided by X. The name also stems from the history of the Brazilian vineyards. All the kinds of grapes produced for making wine in brazil came from a french city called Bordeaux.”

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Image Courtesy: Behance

2. Modern Coffee Table With Storage

Bo Concept designed new high-end coffee tables with storage to decorate your Living Room with style. These tables are highly functional, offering storage for books, magazines, keys, remotes, and other stuff that lay around the table. In addition, you can choose the style and size of your table. The coffee table is available in dusty grey glass, chrome, and walnut veneer. Check out the pictures of the modern era coffee table from Bo Concept.

3. Complect Coffee Table

American designer Matt Finder has designed a simple coffee table Complect. In the designer’s words, “Named after a synonym for “interweave,” Complect features bent plywood legs that are woven through a solid walnut tabletop. It was designed to combine simple home assembly and high-quality construction into a flat-packing table that doesn’t look like one.

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Complect is easy to assemble and disassemble and requires only a screwdriver to completely remove its legs. It uses standard screws to ensure both the worry-free replacement of lost hardware and the use of a tool that is familiar to many households. Complect is 4′ long by 21″ wide, stands at just over 15″ tall, and breaks down to a height of under 3.5″ for easy storage and transportation.”

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4. Diamond Coffee Table

Diamond is a coffee table designed by Les M Design Studio. The table is composed of panels made of bio-composite material. In the designer’s words, “This material comes in the form of a sandwich of cork, linen, and PLA (resin made from corn). So the elements that make up this material all come from plants, making it entirely biodegradable. This is a real technological advance that follows the principles of sustainable development, unlike other composite materials.

In fact, the latter are generally made using thermosetting polymers made from petrochemicals, and recycling possibilities for these are very limited. This handy table can be fully dismantled and the cork makes it very light and stiff. Project realized in partnership with ID Composite and sponsored by Depestele and Numéricoupe.”

Diamond is a coffee table designed by Les M Design Studio. The table is composed of panels made of bio-composite material. In the designer’s words, “This material comes in the form of a sandwich of cork, linen, and PLA (resin made from corn). So the elements that make up this material all come from plants, making it entirely biodegradable. This is a real technological advance that follows the principles of sustainable development, unlike other composite materials.

In fact, the latter are generally made using thermosetting polymers made from petrochemicals, and recycling possibilities for these are very limited. This handy table can be fully dismantled and the cork makes it very light and stiff. Project realized in partnership with ID Composite and sponsored by Depestele and Numéricoupe.”

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5. Elegant Coffee Table – Loop For A Stylish Living Room

This beautiful coffee table, Loop comes from Brasil Company Baita Design. With its elegant and simple curves and white color, this unique coffee table is definitely an eye-catcher. The spiral creates two separate mini tabletops on which you can place objects like magazines, newspapers, and coffee cups. This truly charming design brings elegance and a unique look to your living room. You cannot place heavy objects on this cute table but it sure is a handy furniture piece if you use it as a simple coffee table. We have seen many coffee table designs but nothing can beat this one-piece Loop Coffee Table for its sheer simplicity and elegance. What do you say?

6. Flexible Coffee Table-Rotor

The rotor is a flexible, functional, and highly original design by Luciano Bertoncini for Bellato. Thanks to an ingenious system of rotating plates, this coffee table can take a multitude of shapes and sizes. This coffee table is a wonderful combination of minimalism and versatility. The Rotor has five layers. The upper and lower ones are fixes and the three internal layers can be rotated through 360 degrees. This unique and unusual masterpiece is available different finishes. Take a look at this must-have furniture for your living room.

7. Divo Coffee Table

Divo is a sophisticated coffee table design created by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti. The design of the table is very unique and simple with two circular discs cross welded to create the support which then welded with another two discs which serve as top and bottom. The discs are laser-cut with a black-nickel finish. The coffee table is ideal for both home and office use. Check out the pictures.

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8. ‘Changeable’ Coffee Table cum Chair

Changeable is a versatile coffee table designed by Wing Fung Ng, which can be easily transformed into a chair to save some space when not needed. In the designer’s words, “Living space in most households in a metropolis like Hong Kong is fairly limited. More often than not, a small habitable area of just 10 sqm has to serve as both the living room and dining room. Changeable is a coffee table that can be changed very easily into a chair. Because of this transforming feature, the space saving furniture can be adapted to various occasions and purpose as required.” Take a look at the pictures of this multipurpose furniture.

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9. The Unique Pipe Wrench Coffee Table

Designer Jonathan Niemuth created a new coffee table using Pipe Wrench. This Pipe Wrench Coffee Table has a very original and unique appearance. Inspired by working in the construction field, the red-crossed tools create a strong contrast with the delicate transparent table. This cool coffee table is really art made with some unnecessary garage tools. Check out the pictures of this original Pipe Wrench Coffee Table design.

10. Ultra-Low Coffee Table Lowbay

Dutch designer Han Koning designed this ultra-low coffee table called Lowbay. The table is so low that, from the top, it looks like a few flat plywood pieces placed on the ground. The simple and minimalist table is made of an 18mm birch plywood top with a brushed aluminum base. The simplicity of the design amazes with exposed ridges of the table showing how the designer bent the layers of plywood. The designer made grooves in the plywood, later he bent it to the desired angel and used epoxy resin to hold it. The coffee table is available in the White and Black edition. Check out the pictures.

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11. Bike Chain Ring Coffee Table

Are you bike crazy? Then you will love this bike chainring coffee table designed by Del Cruiser. These super-cool coffee tables are made from repurposed bike chain sprockets of different sizes and designs. Chainrings of various sizes are welded together and are placed under the glass in a circular or square frames. It’s a great way to decorate your living room with this distinct and innovative furniture piece. What do you say?

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12. Coffee Table with Photo Album and Storage Space

Remembrance, designed by Mitch Steinmetz, is a versatile coffee table that also functions as a photo album and storage space for small living room items. In the designer’s words, “The coffee table is the center of any living room: a place for conversation, gathering, and storage. The photo album preserves memories, giving life to past events and emotions. Remembrance combines the social interaction of family gatherings with the nostalgia and enjoyment of remembering the past.

Instead of acting as a liaison between the user and their entertainment, Remembrance becomes the source of entertainment. It creates new memories while simultaneously cataloging and cherishing old ones.”

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13. Around Coffee Table

Copenhagen-based designer Thomas Bentzen has created the Around coffee table collection for Danish company MUUTO. The table comes in two versions; a low table and a side table. The tabletop has a raised lip similar to a big tray which keeps the items from falling. The table collection is available in a variety of colors, including Ash, Oak, Black, Grey, Red, and Yellow.

In the designer’s words, “I like a good edge on my coffee table; it keeps the coffee where it belongs. Inspired by the 50’s and 60’s Scandinavian furniture masters crafted edges but with a contemporary feel, built in a contemporary way. Around is a place to gather.”

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14. Taffy Coffee Table

Italian designer Luca Nichetto has created the Taffy coffee table for Gallotti & Radice. In the designer’s words, “Taffy is the English translation of the French term moiré, which denotes a unique graphic effect generated through the interference created by the superimposition of two groups of lines, sometimes curved, sometimes not. The project’s inspiration came from a book illustrating the process of creating the moiré effect that Luca Nichetto flipped through in a Parisian bookshop.

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The moiré effect is the beating heart of the Taffy collection of tables, which take on a life of their own when they are combined and made to engage synergetically with one another, thereby generating a dynamic effect much like the one characterizing the graphic pattern that inspired them. Taffy comes in three different sizes that are designed to work wonderfully together, but each can also be used independently.”

15. Why Knot Coffee Table

Canadian woodworker and furniture designer Kino Guerin has created Why Knot, an unusual coffee table design that is shaped like a knot. The attractive design of the coffee table is suitable for both the office and living room. The table is made out of a single piece of smoked oak veneer which is twisted and shaped like a knot on one end while the other end is bent which acts as support. The knot provides some useful storage space for magazines, newspapers, and other small living room objects. Check out the pictures.

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16. Moby Coffee Table

Designer Sherwood Hamill of Portland-based furniture and rug company Angela Adams has created the Moby Coffee Table. The handmade coffee table is available in Cherry, Walnut, and White Oak.

Moby Coffee Table by Angela Adams
Moby Coffee Table by Angela Adams

17. Transforming Coffee Table

Transforming Coffee Table, created by Duffy London is flexible furniture that can be transformed into compact form when not needed. The main feature of this table is that you can also use the compact version as a mini table; this makes it two-in-one furniture, a full-sized dining table, and a small coffee table or a bed-side table. Made of powder-coated mild steel, the table transforms from one form to another in two simple movements. The coffee-cum-dining table is available in a variety of different finishes. Check out the pictures.

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18. San Andreas Coffee Table

Mexican designer Ricardo Garza Marcos has created the San Andreas Coffee Table. This original furniture design is inspired by the San Andreas Fault, a continental strike-slip fault that runs a length of roughly 810 miles through California in the United States. The two halves of the coffee table are fixed on the telescopic sliders and when pulled apart reveal a hidden storage space that can be used to store small living room items. The coffee table is made from Oakwood.

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19. Coffee Table With Built-In Fire Place

The “Fire”, designed by German designer Axel Schaefer is a coffee table with a bio-ethanol fireplace combined to make your living room warm. The asymmetric but clear defined polished stainless steel body makes this furniture a variously usable object in the room. A burner is integrated into the polished steel corpus. The open flame, run with environment friendly, smokeless, and odorless bio-ethanol, pervades the room with cozy warmth. The table is available in Macassar, Zebrano, Wenge, Walnut, and Pine with a matte or gloss finish.

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20. Bonsai Modular Coffee Table

You can bring the true green environment to your living room with this new Bonsai Modular Table by Sebastiano Ercoli. It’s a unique coffee table with a top surface that comprises three removable pieces or covers that reveal pot size depressions where you can plant a bonsai tree. The table offers plenty of storage space for magazines and newspapers. Check out the pictures.

21. Coffee Table

Designer Daniel Pearlman has created this cleverly crafted furniture set called Coffee Table. The furniture set includes three functional elements, a coffee table, a chair, and a side table or chest of drawers. When not in use, the chair and side table are tucked under the table, saving some space and making it easy to store. The furniture set is perfect for small living rooms and studio apartments.

Coffee Table by Daniel Pearlman
Coffee Table by Daniel Pearlman
Coffee Table by Daniel Pearlman
Coffee Table by Daniel Pearlman
Coffee Table by Daniel Pearlman

22. Coffee Table With Hidden Storage – Flat

Flat is a versatile coffee table with hidden storage. Designed by Italian furniture company Ozzio, this table has two portions. The upper portion can be lifted to reveal the hidden storage. The table is fitted with a hydraulic lifting mechanism with self-braking for easy and smooth operation. Check out the pictures.

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