If a coffee table is important at home in or in an office, it might be doubly so in elderly care facilities, where coffee tables mark and represent a communal meeting point between the elderly, their families and carers.
The Norwegian manufacturer Helland, combines understated Scandinavian grace with functionality, and offers an extensive range of coffee tables suited to elderly care. Their products range from ‘Duun sofa table’, designed by Helge Taraldsen, a round, wooden laminate table with three legs and a storage shelf underneath the tabletop; Arild Svein Alnes’s and Helge Taraldsen’s ‘Bo sofa table’ with a rounded rectangular top and a stable, four-legged base, or even Helge Leikanger’s oval ‘Citus sofa table’, whose tabletop is finished with high-pressure laminate, supported by four, chromed steel legs.
Other manufacturers are also well represented. Brdr. Krüger’s ‘Orbis coffee table’, conceived by O&M Design, is a large round coffee table with a stainless steel frame mounted on castors, which can be also used as a serving trolley. All the coffee tables in this series include a tray on the underside to increase their capacity. Furthermore, the top materials can be specified either as glass or high-quality laminate, and a tall, as well as rectangular versions of this design are available upon request.
Wiesner-Hager’s range of coffee tables designed by Kai Stania combines familiar elements with traditional craftsmanship to produce ‘grace Quadrat-Tisch’, ‘grace Rechteck-Tisch’ and ‘grace Rund-Tisch’. These wooden coffee tables - square, rectangular and round respectively - all feature gently tapering legs and smooth joints, as well as a solid, but slim, tabletop.