Coffee tables – the forgotten furniture of the home interior world, the final resting place of that coffee table book we never bothered to read. For years we’ve rested our feet, spilt our coffee, and dumped colour supplements on our coffee tables without so much as a thought for their appearance. And in fact, with the uninspiring range of modern coffee tables, it’s hardly surprising! So next time you put down your coffee cup, think about the huge range of stylish vintage choices just begging for a good home!

The Fifties, Sixties and Seventies were rife with intelligent and attractive designs which fused both functionality and style in a distinctive and charismatic fashion. Owning a coffee table in the vintage era was seen as particularly stylish and high class.

Chunky carved wood, with clean lines, bold, often geometric designs, and feature materials such as glass-tops, wood finishes, or metal legs, really characterise the era. Think big names such as Ercol or E. Gomme Ltd with the G-Plan range, and woods such as rosewood and teak.

This 1960s Vintage G-Plan table is distinctively retro and wonderfully unique to this era of furniture design. It is made from teak wood with an ebonised base and inset glass top.

This beautiful piece, along with a selection of other deliciously retro coffee tables can be found at

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One Response

  1. Vicky

    When my husband and I moved into our first house (only a few years ago) we had a coffee table just like the one in your first picture. I don’t remember what happened to it but I miss it now.