Le Petit Fika Loves: 5 rectangular Coffee Tables
‘EJ 64’ by Erik Jorgensen
To start off my top 5, I had to go with the one that is the top of my wishlist. Designed by Johannes Foersom and Peter Hiort-Lorenzen in 1999 for manufacturer Erik Jørgensen, the EJ 63-66 table series comes in a variety of options to choose from; you can chose between a stainless steel base or matt black and then also just from Carrara Bianco marble, Black Moon Marble, Denver Gray Marble, Black Granite and also Windsor White Granite top. My choice, although tough to choose from would be the Denver Grey as the softness of dark grey would contrast perfectly with my white sofa. The only downside it’s that it is a little pricey so will have to be a distant dream for now….
‘Plinth’ by Norm Architects for Menu
Released in 2017 and designed by Norm Architects for Menu, ‘Plinth’ is an instant design classic. Plinths have historically been synonymous with a heavy base and pedestal where vases and objects amongst other uses. Here, the Danish Design studio has reinvented the plinth, creating a low large version that works perfectly as a coffee table (amongst other uses). Made of marble and in black and white versions, this low plinth is a beautiful sculptural piece that can add instant ‘art gallery’ appeal to a home.
‘Piloti’ by Hugo Passos for Fredericia
Quite a recently designed table, the Piloti series was designed by London based and portuguese native furniture designer Hugo Passos for Fredericia in 2016. The series is made of solid oak and offers a selection of dimensions to choose from, as well as 6 material finishes to choose from: black lacquered, oak standard lacquer, oak smoke and oiled, oak soap treated, oak treated clear and white oil treated. What I love about this design is it comes with a further choice of two leg height, making it perfect for nesting tables into each other. Beauty instantly turns into function and you can mix match different height and finishes. My choice would be for black like as it would contrast perfectly with my white sofa and natural coloured rug.
‘The Chelsea table’ By Terence Conran
Another marble option for the top 5, and this time by Terence Conran. The Chelsea table is ultra elegant with beautiful geometry making it perfect as a coffee table, console or side table. The solid cut opal white marble is so clean and minimal and sits atop a metallic silver frame. It's slick and it's width is perfect to house several coffee table books, a vase and of course the obligatory cup of coffee.
‘Auralda Large Coffee Table’ by AM.PM. for La Redoute
I recently discovered AM.PM. on la redoute after a recommendation from the lovely Sylvie on Instagram and I have completely fallen in love with it all. This table is contemporary and industrial without losing any of its cleanliness. The top is made of resin making it lighter than a stone / marble option and also makes it more affordable.
Where to buy them:
‘EJ 64’ by Erik Jorgensen, £1,800, Danish Design Store
‘Plinth’ by Norm Architects for Menu, £1499, Monologue London
‘Piloti’ by Hugo Passos for Fredericia £397,Twentytwentyone
‘Chelsea’ by Terrance Conran, £449, CFS
'Auralda Large Coffee Table' by AM.PM. for La Redoute, currently on sale at £489.30 instead of £699.
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