Home Coffee Tables

Eidolonai September 13, 2017
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Having a formal room without a nice coffee table is like a gallery missing pictures. A home coffee table speaks tons about the people who own it, therefore it will be crucial to choose one carefully. After all, this piece of furniture maybe to focal point of conservation and bonhomie, thus the saying “gathering around the coffee table”.

Chat seat

Coffee gained popularity in Europe and America much later than did tea, thus it is no surprise that home coffee tables were late additions to the association of drawing room furniture, as Alex Aronson says in the “Encyclopaedia of Furniture”. The beginning tables, specifically designed and made to be coffee tables in England, could be marked back to the late Victorian era. According to available historical information, it appears E.W. Godwin was the 1st European designer of the coffee table, and this was then mass produced by William Watt and Collinson and Lock.

I have always found it strange to have a completely separate table only for a particular drink. However there is some sense to be made from it. Tea drinking was a formal affair in Europe, with its own set of social rules. So it was conducted on a high table with matched wooden chairs. Coffee drinking had more informal origins, so the table devised for it was low, to have easy access to the cup from more relaxing positions on a sofa. Home coffee tables are always meant to accompany sofas, the seats of

Tradition and modernity

Wood is still the most preferred material for home coffee tables. Birch, beech, oak, ash and teak are usually used kinds of wood. Glass has gained some popularity in this segment, however it is a distant second after wood.

There was a time when a home coffee table used to be a low, rectangular wood table on four legs. Those days of minimalist patterns are gone, but it must be said that the new designs serve more purposes than the simple ones did.

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