Drop the Link

14 Vintage Coffee Tables That Would Spice Up Your Sitting Room

Because all the design books and tchotchkes you acquired in the past year need a home.

1980s glass coffee table via Max Bernat

Jenna Hochman

Welcome back to another edition of Drop The Link, our series featuring available objects and furniture just waiting to be plucked and placed in your space. Today I've set my intention to find a new-to-me coffee table... I think it has something to do with the prospect of cooler weather and my increasing desire to stay inside, joined by friends with mugs of hot toddies. As you can probably tell, my vision of this gathering is currently more lucid than my hypothetical coffee table. Sometimes you don't know what you're looking for, but you'll know it when you see it.

As things currently stand in my living room (pictured above), a tiled cube courtesy of Ktown Corner Store is holding its own as an end table for coffee table books and decor, but the 4-person seating area calls for a lengthier coffee table to prop up guests' drinks, snacks, as well as the additional living room accoutrement. In my hopes of finding the right piece, I've tracked down 14 cool, distinctive coffee tables that make a statement (and for much-needed surface). Lucky for you, Tenlie has convinced me not to let the tables I've come across wither in my Saved Folders, so I'm sharing the wealth.

1980s Italian plaster seashell and glass coffee table via Alvar Home (Toronto, ON).

1980s custom made, biomorphic glass coffee table on steel legs via Casa de Barcelona (Miami, FL).

1970s propeller and glass coffee table in the style of Knut Hesterburg via Ebay (Monroe, MI).

1980s Karl Springer chunky lucite and glass coffee table via Las Vibras Vintage (New York, NY).

2003 Patricia Urquiola for Kartell 'Usame' Table via Lebber Vintage (The Netherlands).

2002 Yasuhiro Shito for Cattelan Stainless Steel 'Alien' Coffee Table via 1st Dibs (Los Angeles, CA).

70s Italian pink marble coffee table via Maison Singulier (Montreal, Quebec).

Kidney-shaped black lacquered wood coffee table with metal legs in the style of Jean Royère via Adesso Imports (Los Angeles, CA).

Light gray scroll coffee table in the style of Karl Springer via Goodhouse NYC (Brooklyn, NY).

70s Sirmos Plaster Rock Quarry coffee table via Chicci Cheeki (Phoenix, AZ).

80s white lacquer with gold trim swivel coffee table via Moon Shop (Chicago, IL).

Woven cane storage chests sold separately, but when paired... via Vintage On Point (Los Angeles, CA).

The real deal: 80s 'Tavolo con Ruote' coffee table by Gae Aulenti via Primaried (Miami, FL).

This unbelievable spiral glass coffee table via Cool House Vintage (Seattle, WA) has unfortunately sold, but it's too good not to share.

What do you think, are these good enough to bump your shins on?

MORE

Our spaces are reflections of who we have been, who we are, and who we are becoming. We believe that the objects we surround ourselves with have meaningful impact on the lives we lead, and it is our mission to empower people to find and experiment with objects that move them, resourcefully, sustainably, and freely.