Modern interior design is all about simplicity combined with functionality, manifested in the form of sleek clean lines in a streamlined setting. When it comes to coffee tables in particular, one of the latest trends focuses on basic glass and metal designs with innovative contours. Using glass in coffee tables isn’t exactly new, but the geometric designs surrounding the glass in these modern pieces certainly are, and they definitely breathe fresh life into a reliable old furnishing. In addition to capturing the essence of a popular new style, modern coffee tables featuring glass and metal are also versatile pieces suited to complementing the decor of just about any contemporary living room.

Ealing Flower-Shaped Contemporary Coffee Table

This exquisite table features a flower-inspired, petal-shaped top available in frosted, black or clear tempered glass. Its aesthetic nature appeals to modern designers looking for a coffee table centerpiece with a bit of a dramatic flair. Made in Italy by Tonin Casa, this 43-inch rounded table sits on a chrome tripod with stylish metal curved pieces joining the three legs. The highly-defined lines of this designer table sit 14 inches high, creating a low streamlined profile suitable for placement in front of any couch or chair. This piece is functional and fun, but makes a serious statement about the owner’s refined sense of creativity and style as well.

Miami Modern Coffee Table

Creating a sleek line anchored in thick anodized bands across each end of the tabletop, the Miami Modern Coffee Table from Italy’s Tonin Casa Furniture complements any modern design perfectly. The stylish bands are available in aluminum or black, providing a stunning contrast with the shiny glass top. Choose aluminum for the hint of an industrial feel; if you are going for a more formal statement, stick with the classic black. The tempered glass top serves as a functional space for cocktails and will be the focal point in any minimalized modern living room setting. This Tonin piece is available as a rectangle or as a square, meaning it can flow with any layout.

Ellipse Cocktail Table

Barbara Barry of McGuire Designs crafted this long, oval-shaped coffee table with the intention of having it anchor any modern living room furniture arrangement. The glass top of the Ellipse Cocktail Table contrasts with the bottom meshed shelf to provide a unique style statement. It’s both highly functional and mechanically sturdy. Whether it’s tea time or happy hour, several friends could easily lounge around this contemporary table.

FLAI Stand Up Coffee Table

With its iconic Stand Up Coffee Table, FLAI offers a true staple in the world of modern leisure tables. Stand Up transforms the simplicity of straight lines into a stunning black nickel, chrome-framed rectangular masterpiece. Held up by four metal legs, an extra white neutral glass top refreshes the mood of any living room. This modern table coordinates well with any style without becoming the center of attention. It is durable enough for a luncheon yet delicate enough for candlelight and wine as well.

George Modern Coffee Table

Available in square or rectangle to suit the flow of the room, Italy’s Pierangelo Gallotti combines fun and functionality in the form of the George movable modern coffee table. George comes complete with castors, and the stylish table can store a mobile office or serve as a perfect coffee/cocktail holder at a party or on the balcony. The wraparound 8mm thick glass is trimmed in stainless steel, making this unique modern coffee table both durable and appealing to the eyes.

Landino by Porada

Topped with a thick rounded glass surface centered on a solid round stem made from chromed metal, Landino by Porada offers a 16 inch base ideal for many uses. Slightly higher than most modern coffee tables, the round solid base is anchored with five chrome leg braces extending out just short of the table top’s diameter. Landino looks like a modern design, but can be easily transformed into a more elegant aesthetic by adding a floral spray with floating candles. Landino comes in a variety of materials and colors, but the overall design will fit perfectly into any classy decor scheme.

Available online, these six modern coffee tables would look at home in anybody’s living room. By combining the best of modern style with the height of European artistry, these furnishings will never fail to make a positive impression on refined guests. Considering the vast selection available, browsing to find the perfect modern coffee table to match your individual style should not be a problem.

About the Author

Steve Shapiro is the founder and owner of eRoomService, a modern furniture showroom specializing in exquisite European decor. He lives with his family in Bensalem, PA.