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Posts Tagged ‘Coffee Table’

Max Sauze Coffee Table

A coffee table in chrome-plated steel and glass, with deep visual effects.

Coffee Table, ca. 1973, $3,200, by Max Sauze, for Group S.A. France, at Wright Now

Pure White Curves from RKNL

Dutch furniture manufacturer RKNL, has introduced a storage unit, freestanding or wall mounted with a matching coffee table.

Dressoir 21, Salontafel 20, by RKNL Meubelstudio

Zanotta Cowhide Coffee Table by Carlo Colombo

Ixs coffee table comes with a ridge around the tabletop which helps to prevent items from falling off the edge of the table. Stain-resistant cowhide protects against spilled drinks.

663 IXS, by Carlo Colombo, for Zanotta

1970s Mosaic Coffee Table by Travail Francais

A one-of-a-kind, large square coffee table from the 1970s, decorated with a brass and aluminum graphic artwork on top. The surfaces reflect the light in different ways.

Coffee Table, € 6500, by Travail Francais, at City Furniture

Mobius Coffee Table by Kristalia

Surfaces usually have two sides, however the designers were inspired by the geometric shape called a Mobius Strip. This occasional table in bent sheet metal with black or white lacquer finish, is perfect for small and large spaces and it comes in two sizes.

Mobius, by LucidiPevere Studio, for Kristalia

Meniscus Coffee Table by Pearson Lloyd

This occasional is made up of three superimposed elements: a block base with black lacquer finish, an oval top in black-painted plate glass and a central disk with white lacquer finish and storage unit. The latter can rotate through 360°.

Meniscus, by Pearson Lloyd, for Tacchini

Ninfea, Upholstered Coffee Table From Poltrona Frau

Use it how you like. Upholstered sides and an island top lend this coffee table an air of luxury.

Ninfea, by Matteo Ragni, for Poltrona Frau

Books: Case Study Houses

The Case Study House program (1945-66) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique. The program, which concentrated on the Los Angeles area and oversaw the design of 36 prototype homes, sought to make available plans for modern residences that could be easily and cheaply constructed during the postwar building boom.

The program’s chief motivating force was Arts & Architecture editor John Entenza, a champion of modernism who had all the right connections to attract some of architecture’s greatest talents, such as Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. Highly experimental, the program generated houses that were designed to re-define the modern home, and thus had a pronounced influence on architecture – American and international – both during the program’s existence and even to this day.

“It’s a huge coffee-table (make that a banqueting-table) book, which analyses each of the houses in chronological order, with plans, sketches and glorious photographs.”
The Observer Life Magazine, United Kingdom

Case Study Houses, Hardcover, 440 pages, Edited by Peter Gössel, Elizabeth Smith.

Buy it here: Amazon

Vitra ETR Elliptical Table by Charles & Ray Eames

This low coffee table with its elegant elliptical shape ressembles a surfboard and was quickly given the nickname “surfboard table”. With its double chromed base, the table formally references a theme repeatedly varied by the Eameses, that of shaped steel rods welded together to make a fixed, static structure.

Eames ETR Elliptical Table, by Charles and Ray Eames, for Vitra

Cuvert by Cor

Cor has shown new products for 2008. The trapezoidal surfaces form a cube, perfect for that lush padded interior. The ensemble comprises of an easy chairs and sofas in three width. There is also a matching coffee table made of acrylic.

Cuvert, by Jehs & Laub, for Cor

Editor's Picks

Bell Side Table
Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell. [more...]

Suggested Reading

The Story of Eames Furniture
Brimming with images and insightful text, this unique book is the benchmark reference on what is arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. [more...]
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The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
First-ever book to explore the process behind one of the greatest modern buildings in America. [more...]
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MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
A unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. [more...]
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Cars Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything

Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados. [more...]
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Design Icons

Fjordfiesta Scandia Senior
by Hans Brattrud

A Norwegian furniture design classic from 1957, Scandia Senior is a comfortable high-back easy chair with a leather head cushion, on a satin swivel base. [more...]


More Books

Case Study Houses
“It’s a huge coffee-table book, which analyses each of the houses in chronological order, with plans, sketches and glorious photographs.” [more...]
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The Eames Lounge Chair
The book examines the evolution of a design icon and places it in its cultural, historical and social context. [more...]
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The U.N. Building
Symbol of world humanitarianism, a beacon of unity after the Second World War. More than 50 years on, the 39-story building is regarded as one of the pinnacles of mid-century modernism. [more...]
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Loblolly House
Including a DVD of the film "A House in the Trees", a real-time documentary of the design, fabrication, and assembly of this amazing house. [more...]
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The Shape of Things to Come. An up-to-date comprehensive survey on furniture and object design today, showcasing the crème de la crème of designers. [more...]
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Marcel Wanders
Behind the Ceiling is the first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. [more...]
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How to Wrap Five Eggs
A mid-60s classic of Japanese design. Stunningly laid-out paean to traditional Japanese packaging is rife with sumptuous black and white photos of all manner of boxes, wrappers and containers that appear at once homely and sophisticated, ingeniously utilitarian yet fine and rare. [more...]
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