London: Christmas is an occasion to share our blessings and fill our hearts with joy. It also reconnects us with that essential British tradition - hot beverages. What better place to share a hot cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of mulled wine with family and friends than in our living room. To make this festive season a richer experience for you, The Longest Stay brings you five iconic coffee table designs that will make the Victorians jealous.
For a decade now, the magic of Hogwarts School of Wizardry is a part of our Christmas celebrations. How wonderful would it be if our living room furniture was handcrafted directly by one of the artists associated with the magic of Harry Potter? This breathtakingly detailed coffee table is an artistic expression of Craig Narramore, whose intricate props were similar to the wizardry genius of professor Albus Dumbledore. This unique table is constructed from a single piece of solid elm wood with incredible detailing. The top is delicately encased in a striking lime green 'lava' coating that creates a vibrant and contemporary design. The table is designed by Narramore who has a history of integrating the beautiful rare forms that nature has provided in his designs. He uses metal elements, glass, reclaimed items, unusual and vintage objects to create one-off pieces. His career began in the early 90s, where he worked on the James Bond and Harry Potter blockbusters, as well as Christopher Nolan's Batman and George Lucas's Starwars. After many years of designing, creating and crafting for others, Craig has finally found time to showcase his own dynamic collection of functional artworks.
Luisa Peixoto Design products are about conveying the craftsmen's emotions and those who own the piece. Their work is a celebration of life and bonding. That is why this contemporary wooden coffee table is one our choices for this Christmas.
The colours of wood have always stayed so close with those of Christmas decorations and, for 15 years Luisa Peixoto Design have created collections that emphasize form, craftsmanship and emotional connection. All their designs carry the sunshine and warm colours of Portugal mixed with revolutionary artistic flavour where you can touch nature and connect with your roots.
This contemporary coffee table sits close to the ground and is made with two dark wenge blocks that meet between a mirrored wedged interior, joined at either end. This simple yet sleek design will undoubtedly fit into any classic or modern interior.
We dare say it carries sacred simplicity and can bring inner peace to its surroundings. The Rosebush Coffee Table by Ginger & Jagger is part of the ‘Earth to Earth’ collection, inspired by the aesthetic of an enchanted fairy-tale forest. It sits low, with a lacquered table top and the base is made by the hands of exceptional craftsmen with a welded mesh that represent real rose branches. The branches weave elegantly around each other to display a lavish wealth of texture. The table is finished in brass to give it an appealing antique effect. A huge selection of their products is made from the combination of nature’s most fascinating forms from the wide knowledge of their highly skilled designers. Their creative process is based on the origins of the world, character, quality and multicultural combinations. Ginger & Jagger’s original approach is based upon the fact that nature has a way of inspiring creativity, just like Christmas.
The Moonlight Kaleidoscope Coffee Table, a part of the 'Rive Gauche' collection, is covered in magnificent marble marquetry trompe-l’oeil design geometric pattern resulting in a fascinating illusion of depth. This noble technique consists of hand-cutting perfectly shaped fine pieces of marble and inlaying them onto a wooden surface. The base is made of gold-finish brass enhancing the luxurious aspect of the coffee table.
Founded in 2012, Rue Monsieur Paris is a French high-end furniture company looking for the new art of fine living in which elegance and simplicity of forms predominate. In just a short period of time, they’ve become a voice in furniture that surprises and delights. It may be due to the art direction entrusted to Marjan Denkov, a Paris Fine Arts Academy graduate who is not afraid to explore different artistic languages. So far, they have brought to us three very distinct collections: Turnadot, Moonlight and Rive Gauche. One, mostly wood and sexy curves, the other characterized by fine marble marquetry and the latter with a you‐can’t-help-but-stare-in-awe POP allure.
This unique design has an eye-catching shape, inspired by the Nenuphar plant that floats on the surface of the water. The tops are cascaded at different heights with a walnut and centre cream lacquered top. The veins of each leaf shaped top are outlined by the marquetry technique with beautiful brass legs.
Ginger & Jagger launched in Europe in 2012 and have been making a name for themselves ever since. The team create a world of unknown, beautiful furniture and unique designs. A huge selection of their products is made from the combination of nature’s most fascinating forms from the wide knowledge of their highly skilled designers.
Price: 14, 522
May this Christmas last in your heart all year round!