Mid century modern furniture is bang on trend right now and so many people are on the hunt. Everything in mid century design has a story to go with it. Designers took their influences and modernised them with fresh ideas that hadn’t been seen before. As a result, mid-century modern pieces have become very collectable and mid century coffee tables are among the most sought after pieces.
Coffee tables in the 1950s, 60s and 70s relied on simple styling and understated curves that remain popular today. Popular woods included teak, rosewood and walnut with teak coffee tables being the most prevalent. Brass, chrome, and glass were also employed to create both functional and stylish furniture. The search can be tough when you’re looking for the best quality, but there are some tips you can follow to get what you want when you want it.
5 Things to Consider When Buying a Mid Century Coffee Table
1. Colour / Tone
One of the most important things you’ll want to consider when looking at mid century coffee tables is colour tone. First, of course, you’ll want to make sure that the vintage coffee table you choose has a tone that works with your existing furniture and decor, so if you’re going for a wooden table, whether it be a British or Danish coffee table, take some time to pick a finish that speaks to your home’s style.
Another thing to keep in mind when you’re looking at mid-century coffee tables is your choice of materials. Teak coffee tables are widely available, but glass, chrome, brass and plastics were also employed by designers such Milo Baughman.
3. Size and Shape
Also consider how big your space is and what seating and other furniture you’ll have around your mid century coffee table. Measure your space and think about shape. Vintage coffee tables come in many forms – square, oval, circular, rectangular or triangular?
If you want a coffee table with a story, look for one that has been used or loved over the years in your home. If this isn’t an option, then try and find one that has a unique shape or pattern on its surface.
Another thing you’ll want to pay attention to is the table’s legs. This may well be determined by the style of interior you are aiming for. Some mid century coffee tables have rather ‘blocky’ square legs, some have elegant, tapering round legs, while others have sculptural bases beneath the table top.
5 Mid Century Coffee Tables Must Have
This coffee table is a superb example of 1960s design. It’s beautifully sculptural and of sturdy construction. The teak wood has been shaped to resemble bamboo and the tempered glass top will help you protect your coffee table from scratches and spills over time.
This fantastic teak coffee table will add charm and style to your space as a signature piece for any modern mid century home. In addition, the piece’s clean lines and wood grain will add some great texture to a room.
If you want a versatile mid-century coffee table, look no further than this drop-leaf table from Ercol. The piece features an elm table top and beech legs. A gorgeous little drop leaf coffee or side table of the highest quality.
This is a super cool 1970s mid century coffee table. The frame is made of chromed metal, with a smoked glass table top. As a result, the piece has a modern edge while maintaining a rather minimalist aesthetic.
Simple, sturdy, and a great focal point, this Mid century coffee table is everything you’ll want in a piece of furniture. The frame is made of teak wood and the top is solid teak too. This makes for a substantial, solid, durable construction built to last for many many years to come.
Why Mid Century Coffee Tables?
When looking for furniture to add to your home, it’s essential to consider both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the product and the designs of the mid 20th century cover both bases. You can build an entire room aesthetic around a mid century modern coffee table because they’re so versatile and will also work well within any space. Some of the tables available are real statement pieces. Sometimes I think they are so beautiful that they deserve to be lifted from the floor and elevated, on a pedestal!
Where to Buy The Best Mid Century Coffee Tables
If you’re looking for a mid century coffee table, but don’t have time to search every nook and cranny of the internet, then you need to visit our website. We are one the UK’s most prominent retailers when it comes to mid century furniture. Our ever-changing, curated collection features many rare and stylish pieces that look great in any home. So, whether it’s Danish teak coffee tables, or vintage British coffee tables, these pieces are perfect for the most stylish space in your home.
If you’re considering giving your home a makeover, you need to consider getting some vintage furniture from the 1960s. Mid century coffee tables are a great way to add some history and soul to an otherwise simple-looking space. You’ll also find that most of these pieces are very well-made and will last for decades more without suffering from age and use. By choosing a mid century coffee table, you’re creating an attractive focal point for your living space. The designs of these tables are sometimes sculptural, sometimes understated, but always attention grabbing.