Sunday, October 4, 2009


Some refer to them as coffee tables while others prefer the cocktail classification. I guess it depends on the time of day and activity. For our purposes let us use the coffee nomenclature as metaphorically implied in today’s title. Positioned typically in the living room they are quite versatile: meal tray, cup/bottle holder, floral podium, book/magazine stand or sculptural base. There are so many great ones to choose from, vintage or current. Here are just 30 selections for reference:

Presso for Artifort
Org by Fabio Novembre for Cappellini
Fronzoni 64 by AG Fronzoni for Cappellini
LC10 by Le Corbusier for Cassina
Barcelona by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll
Knoll Collection by Florence Knoll for Knoll
Cathare by Christian Liaigre thru Holly Hunt
Illusion by Jean Marie Massaud for Glas Italia
Styx by Alexander Taylor for ClassiCon
Roger Sprunger for Dunbar, vintage
Tray by Finn Juhl for Hansen & Sorensen
FK90 by Fabricius Kastholm for Lange Production
Tobia Scarpa for Ufficio Technico/Knoll, vintage
Aguapè by Humberto & Fernando Campana for edra
PK61 by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen
PK65 by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, vintage
Pace Collection, vintage
Milo Baughman, vintage
Edward Wormley, vintage
Karl Springer, vintage
Angelo Mangiarotti, vintage
Metro 2 by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani
Butterfly by Alexander Taylor for Zanotta
Paolo Piva, vintage

images: (click on images to enlarge)
Gabriella Crespi, vintage (top)
Greta Magnusson Grossman, vintage (2nd)
Willy Rizzo, vintage (3rd)
George Nelson, vintage (4th)
Francois Monnet, vintage (bottom)

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