The coffee table is more than a functional piece of furniture. In addition to providing a flat surface on which to rest your java and display books you’ve never read, coffee tables can tie a room together, double as art, and be a conversation starter.
A new wave of modern coffee tables feature unusual proportions, shapes, colors, and materials to make a statement. Some stand out for their simplicity. Others are stunning in their intricacy. Some recall Mother Nature. Others honour the achievements of man.
What they all have in common is this: they’re sure to be a focal point in any room. Need inspiration? Flip through the gallery above for 12 creative takes on the coffee table.