Published at Thursday, July 25th 2019. by Maurina Le Blanc in Coffee Table.
An important piece of furniture for any home is the humble table, but the coffee table was a relatively recent revolution in European and American furniture during the Art Deco era.
Other cultures had utilize low tables for dining for centuries, butn't in the West. Prior to the creation of the coffee table, tea and coffee houses utilize tall tables like you could still discover in Parisian cafes or formal English tea surroundings.
So what spots an Art Deco coffee table? They aren't much unlike than the coffee tables you may perceive now. Ordinary materials for "Art Deco" tables are metal and wood, however you could discover the intermittent glass table.
Another revolution for this era was the use of Formica as a tabletop surface. Discovering an 'intact Formica' table top is rare though due to the weakness of the material.
In our current collection, our Art Deco style coffee tables are created of wood with metal accents, while our Mid‐Century Modern pieces trend toward the utilized of glass with metal accents. Let's take a look at an specimen piece:
This is a contemporary German‐created coffee table finished in an 'French Art Deco' way. The twin table outsides are made of black lacquered wood, which is a staple of the age.
The stacked tables are separated by galvanized chrome spheres. Reflective surfaces like lacquer and chrome are very common in Art Deco‐style pieces.
They assisted capture the light‐off of early electrical lighting in the home like a jewel. Shining outsides were seen as luxurious just like today.
This is an uncommon piece due to the stacked design. Most contemporary pieces will have the top created of glass so you can see what was on the lower table.
Contemplating the piece is only 13" high, it can conceivably be utilize as a foot rest if placed near a couch.
This piece is dated back to the 1940s and was made in France. It's very large for a coffee table at roughly 5 feet by 2.75 feet and standing at 14.5 inches tall.
There is a 'lot of room' under the table for legs, which can propose this piece might have intentional to evoke Eastern dining habits of kneeling at low tables. The piece uses contrasting bands of burled wood and black lacquer. This will serve as an excellent Art Deco game table for the family.
Burled wood is taken from damaged portions of trees. Each piece of burled wood has a unlike grain pattern, and this uniqueness was highly sought. Skillfully using burled wood pieces in a pleasing design was a sign of a craftsman's art.
Look our article to see other samples of Art Deco coffee tables and cocktail tables that can assist as focal point for your living room or den. Even a contemporary reconstuction could serve to create a strong affirmation about your love for Art Deco and luxury.
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