By Lavigne Jeana. coffee table. At Tuesday, February 11th 2020, 01:26:30 AM.
The low-lying character common to most coffee tables is often attributed to Ottoman garden tea tables, as well as Japanese furnishings, which were very popular in Europe throughout the late 19th century. But it is perhaps today that we best appreciate the coffee table’s low profile; instead of gathering around it to sip potables with our entourage, we are instead afforded an unimpeded, high-definition view of Entourage.
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.
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.