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4 Pedestal Coffee Tables That Rise Above The Rest

Last updated Oct 01, 2022
4 Pedestal Coffee Tables That Rise Above The Rest

A unique and eye-catching table

These tables make great accent pieces for living rooms because of their eye-catching design. They offer many advantages in both terms of shape and function and can make a room feel spacious and light. Pedestal tables usually have a broad top, a wide base, and a tall, narrow stem. These tables have existed in our living rooms in various forms for centuries.

History at the JFK International Airport

If you have read interior design blogs you may have seen photos from the infamously well-designed 1962 TWA Flight Center reimagined as part of the TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. If you go back and look at those photos today you'll see that most of the tables were in fact pedestal tables spread throughout the common areas. These tables that became famous during the 1960s and 1970s were designed by Knoll furniture designer Eero Saarinen.

The benefits of a pedestal coffee table

A pedestal coffee table is a type of furniture that is designed to be placed in the center of a room. It is usually made from wood or metal and has a circular or oval shape. The pedestal coffee table is a popular choice for many homeowners because it is both stylish and functional. Here are some of the benefits of owning a pedestal coffee table:

  1. A pedestal coffee table can make a small room appear more significant due to the narrow stem typically seen on these tables.
  2. They're easy to move, and these tables can be pulled in next to you on the couch to hold your drinks, TV remote, and more.
  3. Because of the smaller size, they are easy to clean.
  4. They are also versatile pieces of furniture that can be used in a variety of ways. You can use them to decorate plants and ornaments or more practical for holding that delicious cup of coffee.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pedestal coffee table?

Pedestal tables have a single column or leg that supports the tabletop's weight. The word pedestal refers to a tabletop's base as the prefix ped comes from Latin, where it has meaning foot. There are a variety of materials that can be used to make pedestal tables, including wood, metal, stone, and glass.

How much are pedestal coffee tables?

Prices for pedestal coffee tables range from $100 to $500. It wouldn't be hard to spend upwards of $1,000 on a grouping of pedestal tables to create a unique living room arrangement.

Why could pedestal tables be potentially bad?

These tables are probably the most problematic due to their tall, narrow columns. Depending on the table, it only takes a simple bump from your household pet or an overly excited family member or friend to send your drinks flying.