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Top 10 Modern Coffee Tables

From sleek stainless steel to classic wood designs, our selection of modern coffee tables serves as focal points for a seating arrangement and stylish surfaces for decorative displays.

Classic Coffee Table from Eastvold Furniture

classic coffee table with middle shelf storage.

Made in Minnesota, by Eastvold Furniture. Sleek and modern, the Classic Coffee Table offers mid-century appeal with concealed storage. Reinforced mitered joints allow the wood grain to wrap around the piece in one fluid sweep, showcasing the beauty of the locally-harvested, solid wood.

Made of sustainable solid wood in Walnut or White Oak, finished with a durable, clear lacquer, making it worry-free for everyday use. The tabletop/box is 6″ high with hand-turned legs in two height options (9″ or 12″), making this piece suitable for a wide range of spaces. Each authentic, heirloom-quality Classic Coffee Table comes with an exclusive Eastvold Furniture tag, listing your name and the date your piece was finished.

Platner 36-Inch Coffee Table from Knoll

36 inch glass and metal coffee table.

Design by Warren Platner, 1966. In surprising harmony, the Platner Table Collection combines a soft, curved base with minimal, modernist materials. Available in both 36″ and 42″ heights, the Platner Coffee Table is a modern era design icon.

In the 1960s, Warren Platner transformed steel wire into a sculptural furniture collection by welding curved vertical steel wire rods to circular frames. The column of wire rods created a moiré effect with the decorative, gentle, graceful quality that Platner sought to achieve.

Ponte Coffee Table, Rectangle from FIAM

Modern glass coffee table.

Design by Angelo Cortesi. Made in Italy. Ponte Coffee Table, simply put, is ‘bridge’ in Italian. And isn’t it a lovely one? In clear, crisply defined form. The curved glass structure is precisely crafted for durability.

Around Side Table, Large from Muuto

Round, modern coffee table.
Around Coffee Table from Muuto

Design by Thomas Bentzen. The Large Around Side Table has a modern and unique identity, while its materials and craftsmanship express traditional Scandinavian design values. Functional and elegant, the wooden frame and appealing shape of Around simultaneously give the table a warm and welcoming appearance, available in a range of contemporary colors. Pair the coffee table with its small side table companion to further enhance your modern space.

Drake Coffee Table, Rectangle from Gus*

Modern wood and metal coffee table.

Drake Coffee Tables feature a simple, sculptural frame constructed with a stainless steel base and choice of wood veneer or lacquer top. This Rectangle version is ideal for nestling into sofa and bi-sectional configurations so there is always table space within reach. Its sleek and clean lines make it a versatile piece, bringing a fresh modern feel to a variety of living spaces. Drake is also available in a square version.

Dorset Coffee Table from Modloft

modern, black coffee table by Modloft.

Made in Brazil by Modloft. The Dorset Round Coffee Table features a tapered wood base with a glass top. This table is well suited to a central seating area, offering the comfort of additional foot space below a broad surface space. Select from a variety of base/glass color combinations.

Krusin Square Coffee Table with Marble Table Top from Knoll

Modern square, marble coffee table.
Krusin Square Coffee Table with Marble Table Top from Knoll

Design by Marc Krusin, 2012. In keeping with the simple linear forms of the Krusin Chair series, the new Krusin Occasional Tables serve up clean, graceful lines in a range of finishes and tabletop options. The Krusin Coffee Table with Marble Top is constructed of an angular frame in select American and European hardwoods, featuring dowel and mortise & tenon joinery. The cross-base footing provides a dimensional, shadowing effect at the bottom of the table frame. Marble tabletops rest within the frame and are made of 0.75″ thick coated marble in a polished or satin polyester coating. Select 10-inch or 15-inch height in Emperador Dark Brown Marble, Arabescato White-Grey Marble or Calacatta White-Grey Marble tabletop. Then select from 15 base finishes. Also offered with Glass or Laminate Table Top options.

Dadox Table from Cattelan Italia

Square, reflective metal coffee table.

Made in Italy by Cattelan Italia. Innovation underlies the creation of the Dadox Coffee Table, which is a prime example of the artistry found in Italian design and workmanship. Crafted completely from stainless steel, its geometric shape flaunts elegance and grace in any room. The Dadox Coffee Table is available in a shiny stainless steel to add a futuristic feel that blends well with any décor.

Noguchi® Coffee Table from Herman Miller

Modern, wood and glass coffee table.
Noguchi Coffee Table from Herman Miller

Design by Isamu Noguchi, 1948. By Herman Miller. Sculptor Isamu Noguchi took wood and glass and blended them together to make this graceful, organically shaped coffee table. The Noguchi Table’s balance of sculptural form and durable function has made it an understated and beautiful element in homes and offices since its introduction in 1948. The table is constructed of three pieces: a freeform, ¾” plate-glass top resting on two curved, solid wood legs that interlock to form a tripod for self-stabilizing support. This perfectly poised structure features a delicate appearance that is defied by its balanced, durable and extremely sturdy design. To assure authenticity, the signature of Isamu Noguchi appears on the edge of the top and on a medallion on the underside of the base. Backed by Herman Miller’s 5 Year Warranty.

Eames® Elliptical Table from Herman Miller

Eames modern elliptical coffee table.
Eames Elliptical Table from Herman Miller

Design by Charles & Ray Eames, 1951. Long and low, the Eames Elliptical Table sits comfortably in front of a long sofa or several chairs. It’s a large, dramatic stage for fine art, fresh flowers, magazines or special books on display in a living room, waiting room, or executive lounge. Charles and Ray Eames spent many years experimenting with wire rods, work that yielded a number of breakthrough products in the 1950s — including the wire-rod base for this table as well as many other products.

The Eameses considered many shapes for this large table but their final choice was elliptical. It reminds some of a surfboard. That’s fitting, given that the Eameses enjoyed commanding views of the Pacific Ocean from their California home and studio. The 89″ long table provides lots of room to spread out or display a variety of items. The tabletop is made from seven layers of Baltic birch plywood sandwiched between Black, Studio White or White high-pressure laminate with a beveled edge on a 20° angle to reveal the plies. The wire rod base is chrome plated or powder coated Black, Studio White or White.


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