Designer tables, with their presence and character, are the central hub of a space. Not only do they provide a practical and functional support area, but they also become true works of art that embellish the environments in which they are placed. Fine materials, state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, and collaborations with renowned international designers distinguish Molteni&C's furniture creations. Each element of the living area comes together to create the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetics, giving the rooms an unparalleled elegance. This includes designer coffee tables. Regardless of whether it's a dining room or the conference room of a prestigious hotel, these small tables have the chance to become the undisputed stars, letting a refined sense of taste and meticulous attention to detail shine through. A table from Molteni&C is never a piece of furniture in itself, but a true functional and artistic element that can enrich any room. A low table design can enrich any room, from the work space to the bedroom. It can be a functional element for a sofa or become an important gathering point in a living area.
The artful craftsmanship of Rodolfo Dordoni is found in the Kew series. This collection includes small tables with trapezoidal and round shapes, supported by four painted, tapered iron legs. A simple geometric silhouette recalls the large metal greenhouses of the Victorian era. The use of a marble or wood top with a slightly flared side rim in leather gives such pieces a timeless elegance.
Domino, an innovative system of ottomans and tabletops, is designed to offer full freedom of composition. The supporting structure ensures stability and safety.
Teso is more than just a piece of furniture – it is a coffee table design that takes on the appearance of a sculpture. Transparent, extra-light glass tops allow the internal structural steel forms to be admired from every angle. This project, curated by Foster + Partners, is a tangible example of their innovative technological research.
Jean Nouvel, on the other hand, chose aluminum for his LessLess series. This collection consists of minimal and essential tables, characterized by a very thin, horizontal top. Lightness is also a hallmark of Vincent Van Duysen's Jan collection, which experiments with alternating materials such as metal, wood, stone, and glass, creating a family of tables with unparalleled appeal.
As part of the prestigious Molteni Heritage Collection, two small tables designed by the famous Milanese master Gio Ponti stand out. The first is the D.555.1 sofa side table, featuring metal legs and a visible colored grid, while the second, the D.552.2, strikes the observer with its virtuoso proportions and elegant alternation of glass, brass, and rosewood. The extraordinary collection of tables D.859.1 created by Gio Ponti includes two smaller components that faithfully respect the harmony and proportions of the original design, and are also suitable for a living space.
Through the excellence of the materials selected and the ingenuity of their creation, these small design tables embody the perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality. They showcase the art of curating unique pieces that elevate the environments in which they are placed to a higher level of sophistication and style.