Barcelona Table, Coffee Table, Center Table: Make your choice

Recently, the market of coffee tables, center tables, is being looking for more variety. The traditional combination of sofa, chairs, and coffee tables seems to be changing a little bit?. What does it mean to living rooms? And what happens to classic options, like the Barcelona Table? Let’s take a look.

The coffee table is a standard piece of furniture today in almost any American European home. But in spite of being considered today one of the most extended pieces of furniture, there is not a long account of the coffee table in history, until recent times. 

The first references to the coffee table in history have to do with English sources in the Victorian era, where they first recorded the use of the term coffee table;  just in a different sense, referring to a big size table just made for serve coffee. It’s believed that the Ottoman Empire furniture contributed to the adaptation of the concept coffee table, taking it from the traditional Ottoman. 

Nevertheless, through different cultures and times, ancient exotic furniture pieces like the Japanese or Hindu tables, can’t be considered as coffee table themselves, because they lied directly on the ground, without legs, for people sitting on the floor. So we are not talking about a table, properly.
Nevertheless, new options are being used to see some variety in the living room, beyond the concept of “table”. Let’s take a look at it.


A recent trend. It has the versatility of this kind of piece. Recently, people like to use it as a center table, or a “centerpiece”, that can bring you extra seats, some storage surface, or some space for coffee while you’re watching TV. The Barcelona Bench, by the way,  is a very good example of that versatility.


Nowadays, Ottomans are all over the place, though they’re not what they used to be. Now there are storage Ottomans, decorative Ottomans, relaxing Ottomans, Now there are many models, that are hard to recognize. Ottomans, which tend to be of a rounded shape, can work as a storage surface for some basic objects, Ottomans, nevertheless are more rigid, and its surface is not fully functional.  Ideal for people looking for a decorative object with certain properties as a table.

Other choices

Consider the Epoxy tables, that are growing fast in the preference of people. The use of antiques or solid objects, like a piece of stone of wood. Whatever is the furniture chosen. an appetite for different choices is there. 

But the classic option will always be there. A Barcelona Table will be beautiful, endurable, and persistent of time, with the permanency of classics. What will you choose?

Go to Manhattan Home Design and you will find the best classic, Mid Century Modern Style furniture models in the market, like the Barcelona Table and the Barcelona Ottoman.