Modern & Art Deco Coffee Tables
Today’s coffee tables are typically long and low, often not being higher than the seat of the sofa. Dating back to the Victorian era, coffee tables used to be taller and were used to place tea. As it was the favoured drink of the time, demand for these ‘tea tables’ rose.
Unlike the modern placement in front of the sofa, the original coffee table was designed to be placed at the back of the couch and hold books, candles, and beverages. As the backs of sofas began to get lower, so too did the height of coffee tables.
As the styles of the era changed, so too did the coffee table. Art Deco tables would often be geometrically shaped with gentle curves and straight lines and were made using materials like formica laminate. Bauhaus brought glass and steel into the coffee table, and all of these influences combined to create the tables we know today. There is no limit to modern design, with tables being developed with unique legs or out of unconventional materials to match the aesthetic of the room and the owner.
When you begin to look for a new coffee table, be sure to browse Carrocel’s unique and diverse product selection. It includes designs that showcase many styles from throughout history and span various eras. Bringing a coffee table from Carrocel into your home is sure to make a statement in your room and add luxury and class to your décor.
For more information about the coffee tables currently available for purchase at Carrocel, please contact us. You may also view our current stock by visiting us and browsing our showroom or view our online catalogue.