Inception-Inspired ‘Wave City’ Coffee Table

If you ever watched the movie Inception, you probably will have the feeling by looking at this bent coffee table which is quite similar to the scene where the power to bend dreams according to the dream architect’s will is demonstrated. Inspired by the movie, Cyprus based designer Stelios Mousarris crafted this ‘Wave City‘ coffee table that bends a landscape of buildings in half, using the overlapping surface as the tabletop. Using 3D print technology, Mousarris illustrates an urban side-walk scattered with skyscrapers that seemingly lifts into the air and finally folds back onto itself in a single, continuous curve. With the price tag of €4000.00, this coffee table is probably is one the most expensive artistic coffee table.

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15 Multifunctional Coffee Tables

Multifunctional furniture is a design trend in these days due to limited living space. It either allows people to adapt small spaces to suit different needs to make life more easier. Coffee table, the normal furniture in living room, is designed to be placed in front a sofa, to support beverages, magazines, books, decorative objects, and other small items to be used while sitting. It original design is just a furniture with four legs and a top surface. But in these days, coffee table usually have extra storage space besides its top surface. In this article, we will show you some other functions a coffee table can have, such as aquarium, ping pong table, magazine rack or lamp.

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Solar: a Multi-functional Solar Lamp and Coffee Table

Designed by Jean Marie Massaud, “Solar” is a new type of object, a contemporary hearth around which to gather and chat, at home or outside. The surface finishes are different: glossy white or dark wood for the indoor version, with a characteristic rusty and textured effect for the outdoor version. The rotational polyethylene hemisphere offers a light which also functions as a table. Versatile in its intended settings, it is also designed to be tilted in several positions, providing different types of lighting and hence affording different atmospheres, depths and effects. A bright, warm and intimate center of attraction, Solar has an impressive ability to integrate this thing in almost any interior.

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Unusual Table Designs: Animals Emerging out of Glass Top

If you are looking for some unusual coffee and dinning tables, you’d better check this out. Mark Stoddart‘s Animal Tables are quite interesting alternative to what we see in normal furniture stores. A transparent glass table top is pierced by the body of an animal, making it look like the “beast” is emerging out of the water. There are different versions, like hippo, rhino, elephant and dog. In each table sculpture, the designer bolted the animal to the glass surface, securing it with handmade PTF grommets. Something like these tables will diffidently be a focal point at your home. [source]

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