By Lavigne Jeana. coffee table. At Wednesday, February 12th 2020, 02:07:16 AM.
But all this television watching doesn’t mean that today’s coffee table owner is illiterate. In fact, many have made a heavy investment in coffee table books. These tomes—large in format, heavy on pictures, light on written content—afford a breezy foray into cultural matters and can be digested intermittently. Some of the more edifying books may even be worth more than the table. Which is why we asked Angelika Taschen to tell us which, if any, of our selection of coffee tables would be fit to hold one of her invaluable volumes.
In Europe, the first tables specially designed as coffee tables, these are made in Britain during the late Victorian period.Earlier to the late 18th century, the tables used in Europe in combination with a settle integrated occasional tables, end tables, centre tables, and tea tables. By 1780, the high backed settle was replaced by low back sofas and this took to the development of sofa tables could be used by anyone sitting on the sofa to put down a book or a cup.Coffee tables were designed and these are low tables.
While there exist a number of books dedicated exclusively to a type of furniture—Living with Modern Classics: The Light or Chairs, for example—the coffee table may be the only piece of furniture to have inspired a genre of book.