Have you ever wondered about the history of the coffee table? Everything began in London in 1652, when the first coffeehouse was opened. It became so popular that it fastly spread all over Europe. The cost to enter the shop only cost a penny and for a penny you would get a cup of coffee. The idea for a coffee table came from the need to put down your hot beverage. There are no records mentioning the coffee tables in the 17th and 18th century and it wasn’t until 1938 that the coffee table became defined as the low wide table placed in the living room before a sofa or a couch. Today the coffee tables still share the same location, but the shape, size and functionally have drastically changed.
In the past it was believed that those who owned a glass coffee table had wealth and taste. A glass coffee table signified that only the rich and fortunate could own one and they were found in the most modern and rich homes around the world.
Things however changed over the decades. Nowadays just about anyone owns a glass coffee table. They are cheap, affordable and people use them as an attractive piece of furniture in the living room and they still enjoy the sing of elegance and style.
The classic glass table is surrounded by brass which gives the material gleam and brightness. They can be purchased as antiques or brand new. No matter how good your decor looks you can make it even better with this timeless glass tables.
Glass coffee tables are available in a variety of materials from bamboo to wrought iron and thanks to the internet are obtainable from around the world.
They fit easily into any room and can only contribute to the design of the room. They are elegant without being overmastering and that is why you can place them almost anywhere and they fit everywhere.
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