Glass Coffee Tables
When furnishing any living room, a key element to consider is the coffee table. The concept of creating a table specifically for the purpose of serving drinks first arose during the mid-18th century, when tea became the most fashionable beverage of the time. These early tables were known as tea tables and they were taller than a modern coffee table. It wasn’t until the late 1800s that the first so-called “coffee table” was designed. These were made of wood and, again, many were taller than the low tables which we use for this purpose today. Some designers, however, began to take their inspiration from the low tables used in the East and so the longer, lower table that we recognise today came into being.