By Lavigne Jeana. coffee table. At Thursday, February 13th 2020, 01:05:26 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.
Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, the coffee table is the workhorse of the most leisurely room in the house, so you might as well make it work with your décor.
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.