Bent Glass Coffee Tables
Bent glass coffee tables hearken back to days of artisans where glass blowing was a trade where workers paid meticulous attention to detail to ensure that their final product had their personal stamp on it.
Perhaps, this is a little too forward in my thinking, but that was the thought as I worked on this literary piece. Glass is beautiful. When shaped with curves and angles, it takes on an art like quality featuring its delicateness combined with an interesting shape.
I think a lot of thought about your lifestyle and family needs before purchasing a glass coffee table. Children may not do well around these pieces and there can be a risk by having them in the home. They can also scratch easily and marks will show when cleaned.
Pets may also be an issue in terms of scratches to the surface. This could show more on darker colors. Don’t let these concerns sway you from how gorgeous these accents can be in a living room.
Above is a very nice model that has a shelf that has a mirror top finish. Reflections are always nice allowing for light to go throughout the room and give it a more air and open appearance.
The shelf is great because it has a decent shelf for storage. You can see from the picture it looks very organized even though there are several items stacked on top and inside.
The first thought comes to mind is a magazine rack. The shape on the right is perfect for storing periodicals and books. It’s a clever design that creates a great wavy feel to the accent while providing storage.
This clear model follows the traditional size and shape of a rectangle. There is some curvature on the ends, but this is mostly classic shape. I recently was at a home with a very similar piece.
I accidentally spilled a drink as it can mislead where the edge of the table is. I thought for sure I was fine, but apparently I was not seeing it correctly and it slid off the side.
This small foot print in smoky glass is wonderful. It’s hard to find furnishings this size, so we wanted to share it. The way it stacks offers lots of great places to put things away and not necessarily on the top.
This is a fun design that really showcases the edges. It is a great curve that is subtle, but contains a fresh modern quality to it.
The thought comes to mind is simple and elegant. The focus here is the animal print rug, and this furnishing does not draw the human eye away from that.
How very interesting that this contemporary coffee table uses a round chrome ball as a leg. I like how it breaks up the room more introducing a new element and color to the center of the space. This is a large format piece so make sure there is ample space for a piece this size.
The model above reminds me about the shape of an office desk. If it were taller, imagine working there. To me the design influence are the angles. Careful consideration was given to geometry and how those angles define the appearance.
I like that this idea has some free form appeal with one side hanging down. Again we see frosted glass, but in this case there is a white ceramic base that has a unique shape.
In a room where matching colors is important, this may be the suggestion for you. The soft white blends very well with the carpet and flooring. My guess is the home owner gave that careful consideration when selecting this model for purchase.
This model is very slim and may in fact not appear too sturdy. Consider this when you are shopping and thinking about how your family and lifestyle may impact your buying decision. The extra ledge creates a good nook for storage.