Some would say a functional coffee table is one with plenty of under-top storage. Others, however, would claim that space in which to clear common accoutrements away from the tabletop, gives licence for them to be there in the first place. Sometimes the most functional furnishings are those so simple, they encourage only the necessary and nothing more.
The solid wood Oblique table from Prostoria, for example, features a natural surface so perfect, users may refrain from using it at all. The table’s crafted legs, meanwhile, are optical illusions; seeming to sharpen at both ends, they give the impression of a careful balance between top and floor, yet keep the table as stable as ever.