After seeing my last post on William Hefner, a reader e-mailed about the coffee table in the living room of the home I featured. She has been looking for a metal base coffee table with a glass top, and likes the combination of straight lines and curves on the coffee table pictured above. She also likes a silver or nickel finish.
I remembered seeing a coffee table very similar to this one in the Niermann Weeks showroom in Washington D.C. It is made by La Forge Francais, a New York based furniture company that specializes in metal furniture. Although they primarily sell to the trade, their website says that their items are also available to the general public. All of their items can be custom sized and a variety of finishes are available.
My personal favorite is the Saturne coffee table. I have seen this in many design magazines. Although it does not have the curved lines that my reader likes, I love the proportions and the details on the legs.
(All of the above coffee tables are from La Forge Francais)
Worlds Away also has a coffee table with similar lines. This is the Sabor coffee table.
The Sabor coffee table is also available with two rounded end pieces - the table is three separate pieces, which makes it very versatile.
Worlds Away also makes this lovely nickle coffee table (it also comes in gold) that has a nice combination of curves and straight lines.
Global Views makes a nice French coffee table in nickel that has the look my reader admires.
Finally, no discussion of metal coffee tables can be complete without mentioning the Julian Chichester Larson coffee table. This table is modeled on the designs of 1940s designer Rene Drouet, and is beautiful in person. It has a an antiqued eglomise top (mirrored).