Modern Coffee Table

We’ve covered coffee tables in the past. But the Victor crew found a new take on the coffee table.

Enter the Sobro coffee table. Here is a table that is Bluetooth enabled with speakers, outlets, charging ports, ambient lighting with LED lights, storage drawers, and refrigerated drawer. It has a tempered glass top, and comes in white, black, or wood. This indiegogo.com table is very much in demand as they have reached 2545% of their funding goal this past May.

All these features will cost you a cool $1499 + shipping.

Origin of the coffee table

The coffee table originated in England during the Victorian era. The original tables were not as low as what we know today. They were about 27 inches high and made of wood.

As coffee tables became popular in 20th century, it was not unknown for tables (even antique tables) to have their legs shortened for this purpose. This could give the idea that they were actually around longer than they really were.

Their main purpose is to have a place to set down a beverage while entertaining. They often come as a set with accompanying end tables. Some people have even substituted other items as coffee tables, such as trunks.

~ Jody Victor