At Yanko Design, we believe in constantly innovating, creating, and evolving. It’s a philosophy that serves as a lifeline for us, and one of the results of this lifeline is the YD x KeyShot Inspiration Hub! The Inspiration Hub is our ‘ever-expanding encyclopedia’ of design work for you to participate in, to inspire designers, and to get inspired by. Created in collaboration with KeyShot, the Inspiration Hub is your one-stop space for inspiration where designers like you can submit your impressive designs and be awarded to stand out in the crowd and to inspire other like-minded designers.
To kickstart your journey and send some motivation your way, we’ve curated some of our favorite coffee table designs from the Inspiration Hub. These unique coffee table designs will motivate you to create something spectacular and submit the design, as a gateway to sharing it with the best of the design world. Additionally, we will also be picking our favorite Design of the Week, Design of the Month, and Design of the Year – every week, month, and year from the submissions on the Inspiration Hub. Keep an eye on our Instagram page and the Inspiration Hub to see if your design gets picked. Fingers crossed!
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Designed by Joao Teixeira, this beautifully-designed furniture is called Tender, and it cleverly functions as a modern coffee table and bench. The unique design features a narrow tabletop with rounded edges that seamlessly blend with the marble base, creating a furniture piece that is smooth, luxurious, and multifunctional.
Created by Hadas, this stunning coffee table concept is called Sweep. The translucent coffee table lives up to its name, with its sweeping form, rising up at one end, and curling at another. The designer envisioned it in three color palettes, but the transparent form factor was retained in all three, giving the Sweep coffee table an almost otherworldly and magical feel.
The Silky sofa is designed to be the ultimate modern modular sofa/coffee table. It is sleek and functional and aspires to bring both of these qualities to your living room. Looking like a bunch of Jenga blocks meshed together, the Silky sofa features a curved plywood base that functions as the core element of the sofa, and also as an integrated coffee table.
4. The Chonky Coffee Table
Designed by Frank Brunetti, the Chonky Coffee Table is the perfect name for this piece of furniture! It is chonky, chubby, and occupies a generous amount of space. Its stubby legs and multiple tabletops give the table a unique yet minimal aesthetic. The secondary tabletops on the lower section of the table, as well as the circular one on the primary tabletop, have been given different colors, creating a fun contrast.
5. The Compressed Coffee Table
Designed by Deniz Aktay, the Compressed coffee table concept arises from a basic and sturdy U-shaped metallic structure that was compressed into a rectangular form, providing it with an extra dose of stability and functionality. The Compressed coffee table as its name signifies occupies minimum space with its compact little body while providing as much functionality as a larger coffee table would.
6. Donatas Žukauskas’ Coffee Table
Designed by Donatas Žukauskas, this unique looking irregularly-shaped table features a wide and quirky tabletop supported by three conical legs that end in extremely thin feet that look like they could collapse and fall apart any moment. Its form has elements of both stability and irregularity as if challenging the mind to decide whether the table is steady or is ready to collapse on one end – which is exactly what makes the table so humorous and amusing, and a far cry from the table designs we see every day.
7. Hertz Coffee Table
What makes the Hertz coffee table pretty unique are the ‘peaks’ and ‘troughs’ that support the tabletop. These peaks and troughs have different heights and were built using polyester fiber creating a unique base on which the tabletop rests. The tabletop is built using glass and offers an interesting contrast in terms of material, texture, and color to the base.
8. Wormhole Coffee Table
This mind-blowing coffee table by Olivier Gomis attempts to convert the hypothetical wormhole into a physical manifestation. The shape of a table is already quite eye-catching on its own. It’s almost like a wooden plank that has been bent so that the two ends are on top of each other and then joined together by a double cone. These are then glued together with sheets of maple veneer in between, which give the appearance of those faint light lines that form the grid.
9. Basketball Coffee Table
Designed by Nigel Vmu, this unique coffee table is for all the basketball lovers out there! Crafted from walnut, the coffee table features a crisp and simple tabletop supported by three basketballs. Each element of the table has been curved from walnut, giving it a rich yet minimal aesthetic, that instantly commands attention.
10. The Cobra Table
Designed by Deniz Aktay, the Cobra Table is a snake-inspired sculptural table that features a rather intriguing meandering shape. The artistic side table has been amped with three storage levels. The different levels slither from the bottom to the top, much like a majestic king cobra! The base and the tabletop function as storage spaces, as well as the intermediate surface in between them. The table is a beautiful bright orange, which heightens its uniqueness and quirkiness.
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