Today, coffee tables have taken a different direction in terms of design and function to the traditional coffee table as we know it. One can still purchase a coffee table with a matching side table that sits beside the sofa, however, today they are being considered more as accent furniture. There are more unique shapes, being produced in various materials such as marbles, glass, leather, different metals, stones, mirror and also in quite unique shapes and sizes to create more function and versatility. By having various different shapes and heights, you can create a new type of function through the smaller pod/accent tables that you can pull towards the sofa easily to place your laptop on or perhaps a cup of tea or a tray of food. You can move it around wherever you please.
Besides the surface function, coffee tables offer the aesthetic beauty that comes from mixing shapes, dimensions, and materials.