Published at Wednesday, February 07th 2018, 11:16:27 AM. Coffee Tables. By Rainor Becker.
2. Place One Oddball Object. Choose something that’s sculptural and quirky to express your personality. Some ideas: a piece of coral, a glass orb, or a small ginger jar.
Using four materials in a simple piece of furniture is usually one too many. However Carrera-like marble, powder-coated steel, solid walnut and brass come together effortlessly in this Blue Dot table.
The design represents a centered, currently stable earth under the weight of the four barely balanced planetary boundaries that we humans have transgressed, leaving us teetering at the edge of the Holocene period, the only time in all of our planet’s 4 billion year existence capable of supporting life.
The box-frame coffee table seems to have universal appeal, probably because its open body works just as great in small spaces as it does expansive rooms. West Elm`s high-contrast version comes in two widths and lengths, but no matter the size you choose, we would suggest adding baskets or trays with a stack of books/magazines underneath for more storage.