Side tables may not command the centre of attention in a living room, but they are just as important when it comes to creating the right ambiance. Consider these stylish options to dress up your modern interiors.

Stephanie Coutas Helios Console

Designed by the Parisian interior designer, Stephanie Coutas, this sculptural console is a statement work of art befitting of a home with grandeur and spectacle. Made of brass structure holding a floating travertin tabletop, this 2022-designed Helios Console is a sight to behold.

Prices are only available upon request and make.

United Strangers Fragments Side Table

United Strangers is an furniture brand founded by New Zealander Logan Komorowski. Today, the brand is carried by multi-label furniture stores all across major cities globally – London, New York, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo, and even right here in Singapore.

This coffee table, called Fragments, is made of three acrylic materials which casts shadows of different colours depending on the angle you’re viewing it from. The Fragments coffee table measures 140cm x 60cm x 43cm.

United Strangers Fragments Side Table is priced at $960, from Journey East

House Doctor Phant Side Table

The Danish furniture company, House Doctor, was founded by siblings Rikke, Gitte and Klaus Juhl in 1999. Most of their furniture and home accessories continue to be made in Denmark today.

This House Doctor Phant Side Table, for example, functions both as an end table and stool. It’s carved of black-stained mango wood, giving a textured and organic look and feel in person. If you plan to sit on it, beware that the maximum load weight is 60 kg. The Phant side table measures 38cm x 38xm x 43cm.

House Doctor Phant Side Table is priced at $612, from Journey East

Glas Italia Shimmer Side Table, $3,730

Here’s a beautifully modern and vibrant piece by the Italian glassmakers, Glas Italia. Founded in 1972, Glas Italia is headquartered n Brianza, Lombardy. They’re best known for their mirrors, this cleverly-designed shimmer side table, dining tables, and doors.

Designed by the Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, this side table is made of laminated glass glued together, and can be fully dismantled for easy storage and moving. The glass is coated with a special iridescent multi-chromatic finish that casts vibrant colours with light.

The Glas Italia shimmer side table measures 52cm x 45cm.

Glas Italia Shimmer Side Table is priced at $3,730, from Space Furniture

Acerbis Menhir Low Table

Designed by Giotto Stoppino, Lodovico Acerbis, the Menhir low table was produced between 1983 and 2020 and was celebrated for its perfectly balanced composition of heights, textures, and colours.

Even though the rounded stone and marble bases give off a Classic Greek tone, the tabletop is made of coloured cast glass for a touch a beautiful vulnerability.

Acerbis Menhir, price upon request in store at Space Furniture

Glas Italia Lady Hio

Designed by Philippe Starck with S Schito, this Lady Hio glass table was inspired by the marriage of human design and technology. The resulting coffee table was meant to be graceful, like poetry.

The Lady Hio measures anywhere from 120cm in diameter and upwards to 220cm in length for a rectangular dining table. All Lady Hio tables measure 73cm in height.

The tabletop is made of transparent, laminated, or smoked tempered glass. The cylindrical legs are made of Nero Marquina or Arabasque veined marble, and tapers into gold, rose copper, bronze, nickel, or aluminum hardware.

Glas Italia Lady Hio, price upon request from Space Furniture

Lison de Caunes Creations Collection Table Helices

Furniture designer and founder of her eponymous furniture brand, Lison de Caunes, specialises in straw marquetry – a generational tradition and skill that has been passed down to her from her grandfather, Andre Groult.

The Helices Table is a bi-coloured round side table made of straw marquetry. Its underside is varnished in a contrasting colour. The details of skillful straw marquetry on the tabletop surface creates a trompe l’oeil effect of geometric three-dimensional ridges.

Lison de Caunes Creations Collection Table Helices, price upon request

Qeeboo Turtle Carry Coffee Table

Like a surreal dream, Qeeboo’s playful Turtle Carry Coffee table was designed by Marcantonio. The turtle itself is made of polyethylene, while the table atop is made of wood and polyethylene. The entire table weights 9.5kg, and measures 50cm x 59cm x 66cm. If you’re ordering it online for delivery, it comes in two boxes weighing 7kg and 4kg respectively. Then, you get the fun of placing the table atop the turtle.

Oh, don’t take this too seriously. In real life, a turtle or tortoise’s shell is sensitive to touch and pain. You should never place anything hard on their precious shells.

Qeeboo Turtle Carry Coffee Table, $850, from Journey East

Living Divani Moon Coffee Table

Designed in 2021 by Mist-o, the Italian Living Divani Moon series of low and wide side tables, coffee tables, and storage cylinders make a graceful set to behold.

The Moon coffee table with storage measures 60cm x 38cm x 45cm, is made in Italy. A similar iteration costs $5,995.

Living Divani Moon coffee table, price upon request, from Space Furniture