welcome to our new blog series, for life ~ a place for you to retreat and take in lifestyle articles with helpful & inspiring ideas, guides and interviews, designed by us, for you.
we present to our essentials guide, edition 1, which is all about baby-friendly (& most importantly, beautiful!) coffee tables. this was born out of our lived experience in seeking the perfect new coffee table once our little ones became mobile. anyone who has gone through this stage knows that you start to look at furniture differently. here, we prove that it can be the start of something great.is it possible that baby-friendly & beautiful can co-exist? we took to our favourite furniture designers to find that the answer to this is: yes. they come in all shapes, sizes, textures & colours, and we have made sure to include one for all budgets! read on to view our top picks for a rounded edge coffee table.
1. blob table, by gustav westman
handmade of wood in sweden, finished in a semi-matte smooth lacquer. notice the rounded corners and grounded nature of this work of art. this table will not budge against the wildest of toddlers and they will love the rainbow palette you get to choose from. gustav westman is not afraid of color and we are here for it. if we could all just live in his world, life would feel jolly & surreal perpetually. exactly what this life calls for.
blob table pink (above) & cream, courtesy of gustavwestman.com
2. airy, by muuto
designed by cecilie manz, this nanolaminate & powder coated steel table is feather light & smooth to the touch. available in four colours, and three sizes (plus a half-size side table). the airy table has a neutral look that is bound to be timeless.
airy off-white, courtesy of muuto.com
airy half size black, courtesy of muuto.com
3. frannie, by crate & barrel
we couldn't choose between the next two rattan tables so we are leaving it to you!
we love how frannie (below) brings retro, art deco vibes while offering additional (& highly practical) storage.
frannie, courtesy of crateandbarrel.com
4. paloma, by sarah ellison
oak veneer with a clear-matte lacquer. available in two colours, natural and black. the cherry on top? they are a reasonable $600 CAD & shipping in canada is free! FOUND is an experiment of everyday items brought to you by Montreal-based industrial designers, ALLSTUDIO.
burl, courtesy of cb2.ca
7. rey, by HAY
how much do we love all things HAY? an exorbitant amount! today's rey table is based on the original collection designed by swiss designer bruno rey in 1971. lucky for us, it has been relaunched and comes in five fun colors, including deep black, slate blue & umber brown.
rey mint green courtesy of us.hay.com
rey deep blue courtesy of us.hay.com
8. bellwood, by umbra
furniture that can grow with you and your changing needs brings an element of sustainability to your home, like with the bellwood table. this table stood out to us as it can accommodate most budgets at $362 CAD and most of all, offers plenty of storage and application options! where & how will you style it?
bellwood natural, courtesy of ca.umbra.com
9. borgeby, by IKEA
borgeby in black (left), courtesy of ikea.com
did we miss one? drop us a line, or simply let us know which coffee table is your favourite!