15 Contemporary Coffee Table Designs

It’s time to take an ordinary, everyday piece of furniture and think outside-the-box. Instead of a traditional, espresso coffee table without any bit of  extra personality or pizzazz, why not look into transforming your living room by using something a bit more fashion-forward in style? From artistic visions to clean, modern edges, we’ve compiled a inspiring list of 15 contemporary designs?

15 Contemporary Coffee Table Designs

A sculptural coffee table made in lacquered and polished plastic. The shiny, curved surfaces create an intricate play of reflections. Tabletop in glass.

At first glance, you’d be surprised that these curved, reflective pieces were just lacquered plastic designs. With a glass tabletop, these trendy tables are versatile for a variety of rooms and can easily be dressed up, dressed down or accented with fun colors, neutral palettes or prints all round.

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Curved tension-free glass table, dark grey.

There’s nothing chicer or more modern than this dark grey, glass table. Curved accents, clean lines and simple structure, this piece blends well but also makes an easy fashion-forward focal piece for any type of room, from a living area to home office. The neutral palette, although dark and bold, makes for easy decorating.

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Modern, linear, simple. Easily adapted to various types of furnishings. Standing just 20 cm tall, this series of small tables is extremely elegant in its simplicity.

Simple and sweet, this short but mighty coffee table has elegant, sophisticated and a youthful spirit. We love the sheen and the shape of this piece and we also love how it would fit right into a smaller dorm, modern studio apartment or a family’s home with fashion-forward vision.

Small tables made of solid scented cedar wood, featuring a natural iron base. The design ideas stem out of an intuition by Arch. Terry Dwan.

Small tables made of solid scented cedar wood, featuring a natural iron base. The design ideas stem out of an intuition by Arch. Terry Dwan.

If you’re looking for something incredibly unique but still a bit traditional and organic in design, why not try out these small tables made of cedar wood. They have an iron base for a multi material, industrial feel but they also evoke a sense of ease and wonder with the whole “tree stump” vibe. We love the mix of this room with its sleek foundation and traditional additions.

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Coffee table consisting of three 12 mm-thick transparent or extralight glass surfaces at different heights. Base consisting of two curved 12 mm-thick transparent or extralight glass elements, welded to the surfaces.

This design certainly has a fun and futuristic feel about it, don’t you think? Just as the captain states, this piece is made of 12 mm-thick transparent glass surfaces at different heights, giving it a forward-thinking and interesting first glance. There’s a lot of top space for decorating too, which is definitely a benefit!

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Coffee table in 10 mm-thick fused glass with hollowed-out back-silvered parts. Adjustable feet in glazed stainless steel.

Not all styles have to be functional only. This piece is more like a beautiful work of art. It has adjustable feet and a stainless steel fused design that will set off any room or theme that you’re envisioning. It will create a focal point with ease and be quite the talk of the town on its own without an accents.

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Brasilia Coffee table in two sizes by designer Claesson Koivisto Rune for Swedese

Sweet and simple, this Brasilia table comes in two sizes. It has a definite traditional, homey feel but the structure will never sway from those that love modern edges and contemporary style. This piece  fits in with comfortable palettes but also keeps a unique sense about the room.

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Low table with top in mat lacquered black wood, supported by four legs that are elliptic in section. Hand-knotted rug in pure wool, created to host the low table.

Similar in shape as our first pair on the list, these black wood pieces work well within any space that needs a bit of modern, masculine flair. Of course one piece would work in a smaller space, but we also love the pair displayed in a roomy living area or bonus room too.

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Bench or low service table created from a patchwork of raw pieces of wood – both old and new – assembled on the basis of a computer-generated design that is then sent to a digitally-controlled machine that cuts the forms in three dimensions.

Not only does this style work as a artistic piece for your home, but it can act as a bench as well depending on your needs! It’s made of a patchwork of raw pieces of wood that not only makes for a natural, organic spirit but the design and shape are still very modern making for a unique and interesting look.

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Wind is a very special rectangular coffee table with assymetrical and swivel glass top.

This piece is breathtaking, isn’t it? A simple rectangular piece with a swiveled glass top reminiscent of flowing wind, it’s functional and stylish too. Of course, its name being “Wind” makes complete sense due to its shape. Of course, we wouldn’t recommend having this table around small kiddos, with the sharp edges, but it sure would look great in a home with contemporary decor.

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Crazy Cut Coffee Table by Phillips Collection

It’s a coffee table, it’s a mirror and it’s shape looks like a bigger version of a pouf! It’s fun, youthful and super trendy and it belongs to an entire collection of playful designs that includes a matching chair too, seen in the room above.

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Dali Coffee table made of solid linden wood (legs) and a glass top.

This Dali has a bit of an Indian and Asian spirit but the black legs and glass table top make it a beautiful, contemporary piece as well. Don’t worry about following the usual interior design rules and fit this piece in wherever you have the space as it makes for such a fun way to decorate.

Alpa Salotti is the Italian art of creating original  and different products, of strong image, drawing  and net lines, for new metropolitan generations  who loves exclusivity and uniqueness.

Alpa Salotti is the Italian art of creating original and different products, of strong image, drawing and net lines, for new metropolitan generations who love exclusivity and uniqueness.

A classic, modern piece, this coffee table has a traditional design made with modern spirit. The black and metal combination is timeless but still very contemporary and it’s also a really versatile style that fits within a variety of themes and color schemes. Of course, we really love it paired with this heather gray, shaggy rug for a mix of fun textures.

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Coffee table with bent plywood frame, veneered with natural or wenge-stained, white or black painted oak

This piece has to be my personal favorite of the entire selection. It’s so artistic and beautiful made that it truly looks like it could be a sculpture sitting in a museum waiting to be admired. The glass top is timeless but those white, Geo-designed legs are incredibly fun and trans formative.

The Tactile small contemporary coffee table was created using whole, native-American hides.

The Tactile small contemporary coffee table was created using whole, native-American hides.

These pieces don’t even look like coffee tables do they? Although they function as such, with fun organizational storage right atop, they’re create using whole, native-American hides. It’s an interesting design, an interesting take on creation and also an interesting style, don’t you think?