We’ve gotten used to things losing their functionality over time to become decorative elements in our homes but sometimes things are quite the opposite. Console tables, for example, started out as decorative furniture but they evolved to also be practical. The history of the console table is an unusual one in many ways. Today we’ve prepared a selection of small console table designs that show just how versatile and useful this piece of furniture has become.
The first console tables were attached to walls but the modern versions of today are usually freestanding pieces, like the Myx console you see here. The two supporting elements are embedded into the wooden top, being more visible inn the models that feature lighter colors.
The Aureola is a narrow console table with a top available in a selection of woods or marble and thin supporting legs available with a mat black, bronze, copper or gunmetal finish. It’s design is pretty close to that of the original console tables which had half-moon shaped tops.
The Revolution console table stays true to its history, featuring a design that’s meant to be aesthetically pleasing and eye-catching. The vintage silver base is made up of three half circles stacked to hold a polished black granite top. The options of polish or satin brass are also available.
A small console table such as the Ken may not look that impressive but its design is actually very well balanced and perfect in many different ways. The beech wood top is defined by a lot of imperfections which give the table a lot of character. There’s also that matching storage box on the shelf which highlights the table as a whole.
Some console tables meant to be as little intrusive as possible whereas others such as the one in the Band collection don’t really focus on this detail. This is a table that has a very slender figure. It features an elongated marble top and slick tapered legs with brass tips.
It may look simple but this small console table is more interesting than it sets one see. It’s a table from the Giacometti series and in spite of its small dimensions it has a strong presence thanks to the materials used in its construction. The table has a frame made of forged steel with a top available in faux limestone or black glass.
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