Contemporary Coffee Tables, Nest

Ah September! What is it if not the month of Design? And this year I am literally running from one event to the other as I don’t want to miss a thing. First off there was the London Design Biennale at Somerset House, followed by Top Drawer in Olympia. Then last week I flew to Warsaw for ATypI, a conference which celebrates all things typography, graphic design, and lettering. And this week of course the London Design Festival is in full swing! I have about 40 things to see and do on my list (being widely optimistic here, as usual). My studio is taking part in the Brixton Design Trail and hosting a type workshop for 16 to 25 year olds so I’m really looking forward to that over the weekend.

With all of this on my agenda, I’ve had trouble to catch my breath but on the plus side… so much inspiration at my fingertips! Design discoveries from each September month usually keep my content afloat all the way to February as I have new creative interviews to organise, new brand catalogues to peruse, and plenty of pieces to swoon over. As you know, refreshing our living room and curating a new desk space for myself has been front of my mind since this summer, so I’ve been soaking in great trends, material choices and styling tips this month, which has been great to help me narrow down what the room update will look like.

Last week something eye-catching popped up on my Twitter feed for instance: a bundle of decor and stationery must-haves from one of my favourite brands, the Danish collective Hay. This in turn led me to, a Sheffield-based showroom and online-friendly retailer of well, actually… a LOT of my favourite design brands. Should I tell you more?

Nest features over 15,000 interior picks from furniture to lighting, outdoors living, textiles and homewares, and they also offer professional design services. What struck me upon browsing the site was how decidedly modern their curation is, their team has a great flair for stylish and contemporary pieces. This is why I wanted to share, I think you will like this one a lot! I have handpicked a selection of colourful and geometrical coffee tables (our Habitat’s one has seen better days and I’m keen on getting something a little more grown up).

Have a look at my favourites below, I think those would be a breath of fresh air and bring a contemporary twist to any living space.

Nest Contemporary Coffee Tables: Colour


1 // Yellow Metal Tray Table by Hay (£129)
2 // Don’t Leave Me Coral Table by Hay (£119)
3 // Dusty Green Around Table by Muuto (£295)
4 // Natural Ash Table by Normann Copenhagen (£299)
5 // White Rectangular Table by Normann Copenhagen (£299)


Nest Contemporary Coffee Tables: Geometry


1 // Black Monday Side Table by Softline (£194)
2 // White Airy Double Table by Muuto (£239)
3 // Dark Brown “Pizza” Duo Table by Magis (£163)
4 // Black and White Kangourou Table by Gubi Matégot (£309)
5 // Black Menu Cage by Form Us With Love (£149)


Some great modern picks, no?

If you think about how much time we spend with our coffee table in our field of vision, while we’re reading, netfixing, catching up with our significant other after a long day, hosting guests etc., I think that it warrants making the investment towards a high quality, nicely-designed piece of furniture rather than a cheap and cheerful coffee table. Those definitely have their place, don’t get me wrong! But if your student days are behind you and you can afford to spend a little extra, I think something well-crafted and statement-worthy is the way to go.

I’d love to know if some of my colourful or geometrical picks catch your eye and I hope you will enjoy the introduction to Nest – they are now firmly in my bookmarks. If you’d like, you can follow their Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for design inspiration. And finally if you have plans to do anything fun this week for the London Design Festival, do let me know – I’m always happy for recommendations!

Thank you for reading!



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