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Sometimes, you need a glass coffee table to just do its job.  No fuss, no muss… just hold stuff.  Other times, though, it’s nice to have a focal point in the center of a room, drawing the eye to whatever treasures it might hold — family photos, a prized antique, or just the remote control at the end of a very long day.

Whichever function you’d like yours to serve, today’s roundup has you covered with glass coffee tables ranging from crystal clear to deep and dark and black as night.  All of them glisten, and all of them gleam, but which side of the force you fall on is completely up to you.

A Grand Selection Of Coffee Table Designs For You To Browse Through

The Cool Sectional Glass Coffee Table

This glass coffee table is the Sectionimal. Created by Chilean design studio gt_2P. At first glance one can see the influence of mathematics in the table base that appears to follow a certain algorithmic progression.

This is part of their parametric furniture offering created by CAD design using complex formulas. The table top is glass, but there are three options in the base that include plywood, corian and aluminum.

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Meta Table from Made in Hollywood

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Transparent Black Glass Coffee Table by Koket

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Cutout Glass Coffee Table by Studio Sovet

 

geometric glass coffee table

F1 Glass Coffee Table by Peter Boy

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Geo Glass Coffee Table from EW Home Furniture

 

Japanese glass coffee table

Noguchi Coffee Table Reproduction from Plush Deco UK

angular glass coffee table

Right Angles Table by Jason Phillips Design

 

X-shaped glass coffee table

The Camden Glass Coffee Table from Tonin Casa

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The Gemelli Coffee Table from Jensen Lewis

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The Sectionimal Table by gt_2P

Camden Table found at Tonin Casa.

Bent Glass Coffee Table from St Louis Loftstyle

Leonardo da Vinci once called simplicity “the ultimate sophistication,” while Walt Whitman called it “the glory of expression.”  Both would undoubtedly approve of this bent glass coffee table.

Made of one continuous piece of glass with polished edges, so much so that anyone investing in it might consider keeping a copy of “Leaves of Grass” or a book of da Vinci’s lesser-known works on top of it at all times, in a nod to minimalism’s more notable fans.

Particularly perfect for a room with floor-to-ceiling windows, the table’s utterly un-fussy lines and clarity keep it from disturbing the eyeline.  It stands 16” tall and occupies a simple square space of 40” x 40”.

It was available from St. Louis Loftstyle for $599 in 2008. Try finding one now in mint condition for a most unusual and not often seen style.

Bent Glass Coffee Table from St. Louis Loftstyle

Sleek Glass Coffee Tables

Depending on how many statement pieces you have in your living room, a coffee table can wind up causing a bit of overkill if it’s rather bold itself or even just too matchy-matchy.

Consider these four sleek glass coffee tables to provide a little clarity while getting the job done without a fuss.  Simple doesn’t have to mean boring, though; today’s roundup features minimalist glass pieces with a twist of artistic flair, either in the unusually-shaped wood or metal base, or in the presentation of the glass itself.

Each one adds a little sparkle to a living space, lends a conversation piece to a home’s decor, and — bonus — eliminates the need to worry about water rings and spills.

Finding Clarity: 4 Sleek Glass Coffee Tables

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Fiocca Contemporary Glass Coffee Table

Here is a great contemporary glass coffee table made by Fiocca. In case you thought glass went out of style 5 yearsTrundle Beds ago, not so. Glass can still provide your home with a clean, fresh look.

Stock up on the ammonia cleaner, since dust will show as are fingerprints. They make the product pictured here of ½ thick tempered glass with beveling on the edges.

This contemporary design piece has a chrome finish frame that fits into a black marble base.

Fiocca contemporary glass coffee table
 

Shanghai Glass Coffee Table by Established and Sons

Eclectic designs were once a preserve of the esoteric, the minimalists at heart. Today, many are embracing the combination of whimsy, chic and cleanness espoused by eclectic décor.

The Shanghai Table by Established and Sons is a modern display of whimsical, playful elegance infused with a statement of simplicity. In creating this structurally versatile table, designer Allesandro Ciffo experiments with solid, sharp clean lines and contrasts these minimalist attributes with a splurge of color as is depicted by the multicolored beams.

Shanghai Table by Established and Sons

Largely reminiscent of toy blocks, the colorful silicone beams serve as an unusualTrundle Beds, yet trendy buttress for the glass tabletop. Designed with versatility and interchangeability in mind, they can be rearranged into myriad styles without compromising the support they lend to the entire unit. The Shanghai Table by Established & Sons has the ability to remodel itself to effortlessly adapt to diverse spaces such as minimalist, contemporary, transitional, or eclectic interiors. In particular, the choiceTrundle Beds of colorful support beams will add an eye-catching color contrast to any room.

Shanghai Table by Established & Sons

The clean trim of the see-through glass tabletop adds to the simple yet sophisticated elegance of this decorative piece. Owing to its intrinsic flexibility, Shanghai not only serves as a coffee table; it can also be re-invented into a dining table by manipulating the structural placement of the silicone beams. In its entirety, this table cleverly merges the informal with the formal, playfulness with profundity, utility with inventiveness; contrasts that will enliven any space.

Would you prefer Shanghai as a coffee table or as a dining delight?