Trapezoid Coffee Table


The sitting room for this table has fantastic height and is dominated by tall, dramatic windows and a large fireplace with mirror. This height is well complimented by long, low sofas and required a similarly bold, well grounded coffee table.

My starting point for the design was a truncated pyramid, turned on it’s head. Rather than pointing up to the stars this shape tapers downwards, towards a central point below the ground. I looked at various ways of using this shape, to best suit the space and incorporate a storage shelf and came up with the idea of an open sided box floating between two leg frames. The solid ends help to emphasise the tapered shape, but by floating it just above the ground, the design becomes more subtle and finely balanced.


Dimensions (mm)

1100 x 900 x 380 (w.d.h)


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Alasdair Wallace

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