We can all get a little fancy and high-concept with our ideas about modern furniture. But for all the wild and inventive materials and ways in which we create contemporary furnishings, wood is always a sturdy, classic — and often beautiful — option. With a surging interest in the environmentally conscious sourcing of materials like bamboo, for example, a return to unfettered natural beauty is taking place in homes the world over. Today’s roundup of wood coffee tables goes back to basics and keeps things simple and smart — the evergreen cornerstone of great design.
Reclaimed wood table found at Rotsen.