Long, low tables placed in front of seating or reclining areas have been around since Grecian times. The modern coffee tables appears to have made its debut in Europe in the late 19th Century, imported from the Near East, but since the advent of television, they have become an indispensible part of family living. Nowadays artists worldwide create unique versions of this venerable home décor staple using a variety of native woods and homegrown leathers.
Abel Rios, a Peruvian artisan of fine leather and wood coffee tables, learned his craft at the feet of his older brother, Hector, and has since gained a world wide reputation for the fine leather work and simple, yet elegant, carving of his wood coffee tables. Since partnering with NOVICA, he, like many artisans around the globe, have been able to prosper while preserving their craft for generations to come.
This collection of wood coffee tables brings together the work of artisans from The Andes and Mexico who bring their own personal blend of exotic woods and hand-tooled leathers to create stunning one-off masterpieces. These coffee tables combine a perfect melding of art and function to enhance any home.