Published at Sunday, June 30th 2019. by Fredda Ostermann in Glass.
"Coffee tables" have been regular in our favorite living rooms for decades, but their real history is far ‐more impressive‐.
Here are just some amazing facts about "contemporary coffee tables", as well as coffee tables in general, you might have never thought about:
1. First‐Coffee Tables Emerged In Britain
Some of the 'first‐coffee table' models emerged in Britain or gradually became favorite all over the Europe, slowly creating their way to the States. At the time, the tables were, in fact, used for helping tea or coffee.
2. First‐Models 'Trace Back' To Victorian Era
The arrival of first 'British coffee tables' as we know them‐low‐standing units‐are traced back to Victorian era.
3. The Inspiration is Believed to Date Back to Japan
The inspiration, however, is traced back to Japan. Supposedly, the 'low standing tables' were originally worked with an 'ottoman' rather than a sofa.
4. Many Coffee Tables Were 'Designed for The Outdoor'
Most of the 'early‐coffee tables' were used outdoors. Once again, the design comes from an open 'Japanese garden'.
5. Similar Tables Are Believed To Have Been Used in Ancient Greece
Giving to the 'historical‐data', similar table models were worked in ancient‐Greece with Roman Empire.
'Greeks' or 'Roman' used to lie down before the meal, which describes the need for portable, low standing table models, and compact.
6. Coffee Tables Became Common in The 1950's
'Contemporary‐coffee tables' own their expanding popularity to the 'mass‐introductialton of television'. Before 1950's, a coffee table wasn't one of the important living room furniture units.
7. Growing Popularity of Television Gave Coffee Table Functionality A Shift
Still, mass‐popularity of television modified the role of a coffee table in our choice interiors. Fewer and fewer models were worked for serving drinks.
Alternatively, coffee table surface was cleared‐out to remove any object that will block the view of the TV‐screens. Newspapers, books, and magazines have become 'habitual' additions to otherwise empty coffee table.
8. Glass Has Always Been One of The Most‐Popular Surface Materials
Even back in Victorian‐era, "glass coffee table" surface has been quite common.
Back then, the base will be normally created of wood‐generally, oak or mahogany, which used to be in trend at 'the end of 19th century'.
9. There Is, At Least, A Dozen Possible Production Materials These Days
As of today, the range of possible production materials is, of course, way more various. Apart from habitual 'glass' and 'wood', plenty of metal and plastic coffee tables create their way into our choice interiors.
"Glossy MDF" is another recent 'introduction' that has already alternative‐gained enormous popularity in a modern interior. And, of course, different combination of the above‐introduced materials are quite common, too.
10. Novelty‐Shapes And Bright Colours Might Be The "Future of Glass Coffee Tables"
However, the 'future of coffee tables' are novelty designs, abstract bases, or bright colours‐ for the nearest future, at least.
Here is just one example of 'trendy night' coffee table that might stylishly ornament a contemporary living room‐especially, a white one.
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