With its central role in an interior space, the modern coffee table has the power to command attention like few other furniture pieces. The 10 modern coffee tables featured here top our 'favorites' list for their versatility, functionality, and unbridled star power.
Designed in 1954, this Finnish classic by Ilmari Tapiovara remains a bent plywood wonder.
No fading into the woodwork for this lovely study in geometry and transparency,
Solid Acacia wood and perfect balance makes Turn a versatile, any-occasion addition.
6 hardwood beams illustrate that when natural beauty is this solid, there's nothing to hide.
Indian mango wood meets Scandinavian elegance—to yield this striking silhouette.
A coffee table that morphs into dining table? Now, that's a delicious proposition.
Sustainably sourced wood fashioned into a profile as supremely elegant as this is a rare feat.
It may be museum material, but this Knoll gem is as unpretentious as it gets.
A minimalist modern coffee table on wheels? No wonder this 1980 Gae Aulenti design remains a perennial favorite.
Essential forms, solid marble, interlocking elements, flat packed. Need we say more?