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This series of posts about coffee tables are inspired by my urge to convince my fiance that we need a coffee table. The problem is that nothing gets in the house unless we both love it. And for those who don’t know the tale, he thinks coffee tables are for old people because his dad had coffee tables! His dad was an ambassador and I don’t know how Embassies were decorated in the past, but it clearly got him traumatized! Since my fiance loves interior design and art (he went to college in France and lived in Europe for many years), I’m hoping that a modern coffee table with a stunning design will change his mind. Maybe he will see it as decor or even art and then I’ll have my so desired Noguchi. I have an agenda!
I also expect this post to be useful for a lot more people, so you’ll find a thorough selection of coffee tables with contemporary design, round, square, rectangle, wood, glass, marble, storage, and more. Minimalist, Danish, Scandi, from famous designers, from Target, from Etsy, made in the USA. There is something for everyone!
Round & Oval Modern Coffee Tables
Danish Round Black Modern Coffee Table, Menu at 2Modern
Dimensions: 25.6 in Dia x 14.2 in H | Material: Natural Oak
You can have a regular coffee table with a lift top. Or you can have a modern coffee table with a rotational top. Fulfills the same purpose, only with a way more contemporary design created by the cool Theresa Rand.
Round Drum Coffee Table, by Project 52 at Target
Dimensions: 12 in Dia x 26 in H | Material: Metal
Every time I’m researching furniture, I find people complaining that the size at arrival is not what they expected. Please, don’t buy furniture without checking the dimensions. This drum table has a lot of negative reviews of people who bought it without checking the dimensions. It’s a modernist, small, and low coffee table. Perfect for small apartments full of style and still working on the $$.
Modern Round Coffee Table With Glass Top & Wood Legs, by Tronk at Horne
Dimensions: 46″W X 40″L X 18″H | Material: Solid wood and ⅜”tempered glass top
This minimalist coffee table is made in the USA clearly inspired by the Scandinavian design. The glass top is like a window to exhibit the clean geometric woodwork.
Oval Modern Coffee Table With Marble Top and Iron Legs, Crate & Barrel
Dimensions: 44.25″Wx25.25″Dx17″H | Material: White marble, iron with a black antique zinc finish, and engineered wood
This coffee table adds an elegant but unexpected factor to a cool living room decor. It’s handcrafted in India, with a marble top and iron curve legs in a black zinc finish. A great option if you’re not into a lot of decoration because this table is already decor.
Square Modern Coffee Tables
Square Modern Coffee Table With Marble Top, Blu Dot at 2Modern
Dimensions: 42 in W x 42 in D x 13 in H | Material: Marble top & stainless steel legs
Clean, simple, minimalist, with Blu Dot quality.
They also have this coffee table with different combinations of black or white legs and wood top.
Square Glass Modern Coffee Table With Storage, Target
Dimensions: 32 in W x 32 in D x 18 in H | Material: Metal and tempered glass
This coffee table is so cool! Not too big and not too small with a contemporary storage design. It’s a sleek art display at the same time as it’s fun and modern.
Square Solid Wood Coffee Table, Jonathan Adler
Dimensions: 40 in W x 40 in D x 14 in H | Material: Natural burled mappa wood with a clear acrylic cross base
Here’s the Jonathan Adler website description for this table and I couldn’t define it better: “Pared down enough for a Tribeca loft, but luxe enough for a Park Avenue penthouse.”
Rectangle Modern Coffee Tables
Modern Storage Coffee Table In Black Glass, Crate&Barrel
Dimensions: 44″Wx28″Dx16″H | Material: 12mm tempered glass and black aluminum hardware
Looking for a modern storage glass table that’s sleek, but not boring? Rumor has it that the Crate&Barrel team took 2 years to perfect this design, but you can have it with a few clicks. I can’t think of a better companion for a modern black leather sofa!
Despite being tempered glass this is 100% child-free house furniture. The pointy edges and the angled legs make cringe like a gen-z picturing a child running around it!
Modern Glass Coffee Table With Storage & Faux Marble Top, Target
Dimensions: 40″Wx17.75″Dx17″H | Material: Glass and Melamine
If you love the looks of marble but the budget doesn’t match your taste yet, this is a cheaper, sleek, and very modern coffee table.
Minimalist Rectangle Glass Coffee Table, Safavieh Couture at Bloomingdale’s
Dimensions: 47.2″W x 25.6″D x 16.5″H | Material: Glass
This glass coffee table is as modern and sleek as it can be. It’s so simple, yet such an eye-catcher. The extra awe (because the whole thing is awe) is the ombré effect on the glass, that flows smoothly from clear to milky.
Solid Wood Modern Rectangle Coffee Table With Drawer, Ethnicraft
Dimensions: 47″L x 28″W x 14″H | Material: Solid Wood
If your modern living room is under the Scandinavian influence or you just love the organic feel from wood, this coffee table is a treasure. Sleek, with clean lines, contemporary design, and a practical single drawer is a perfect addition to cool living rooms.
Unique Modern Coffee Table or Contemporary Sculpture, Etsy
Dimensions: 43.3″L x 23.6″W x 17.5″H | Material: Solid Oak Wood & Glass
So, this. is the first coffee table that my fiance likes. And I’m obsessed with it. This sculptural table is handcrafted
by Rodin from 432 oak wood pieces meticulously put together to create this insightful mind-blowing. I love the balanced contrast with the glass and the surgical perfection of the blocks alined. It’s soothing. But what I really love is how it has a dismantling or building effect, depending on your perspective. What about you? Do you see it being formed or falling apart?
Contemporary Wood Coffee Table, Crate&Barrel
Dimensions: 44.56″Wx26.45″Dx17.95″H | Material: Oak and hardwood veneer, solid poplar and engineered wood
If you want a surprise effect, this coffee table has a playful design and one hidden storage drawer. It’s an eye-catcher piece that adds texture and character to the living area without weighting the decor.
Geometric & Unique Modern Coffee Tables
Original Noguchi Coffee Table, Herman Miller
Dimensions: 15.75″ H 50″ W 36″ D | Material: Solid wood & Glass
What else can I say that wasn’t said about Isamu Noguchi’s iconic coffee table? According to him, “everything is sculpture”. Maybe everything he touched. This work of art turned into furniture was designed to look different from every angle. It’s an iconic and unique piece, recognizable all over the world. The original features Noguchi’s signature. It’s available in 4 types/colors of wood.
Modern Rustic Triangular Coffee & End Table Set in Black, Crate&Barrel
These tables are sculpted out of cement in Vietnam, inspired by the round organic shapes of big river rocks. Each piece is unique due to the nature of the cement curing process. Bold!
Prismatic Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table, Vitra at Finnish Design
Dimensions: 37.5″ H 41″ W | Material: Powder coated aluminium sheet
Isamu Noguchi took inspiration from Japanese origami to design this unique coffee table. Sleek, minimalist, timeless. If one is too small for you, get as many as you’d like because they fit perfectly. Also available in white.