Coffee Table

R 6,300.00

The Houtlander Coffee Table is an ode to the less-is-more ethos. Simple in design but considered for its function.

One of the phrases we hear most often when people comment on our designs is ‘less is more’. It’s a neat way of summing up an approach that prizes simplicity, prioritises function, but refuses to compromise when it comes to form. Our philosophy is encapsulated in this rectangular modern coffee table.

Its simplicity speaks for itself; its two surfaces function perfectly as a surface for cups, snacks, devices, books and magazines; and its form as a powerful statement of the Houtlander design language: curves in all the right places, carefully considered angles and tapers; stunning joinery; and fabulous finishes. You’ll note that we haven’t done what Stuart Foote did when he claimed to have invented the coffee table early in the 20th century.

The founder of the American Imperial Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was helping his wife to prepare for a party and shortened the legs of an existing dining table to make a centrepiece from which coffee could be served.

We decided it would be better to start from scratch! The result is a piece of furniture that is the ideal way to start a Houtlander collection or a great addition to live alongside other lovingly crafted pieces from our studio.

Oak. 45cm H, 100cm / 120cm L, 60cm D

Timber products are warranted for 4 years from the date of delivery/collection in respect of frame and workmanship. Should the original product be altered in any way, the warranty will be voided.

Delivery Times:

Manufacturing can take up to 6 weeks from date of order. This excludes the holiday period from the 15th December to 3rd  January.

The Houtlander distribution centre will contact you to arrange delivery on any weekday between 9am and 5pm. No deliveries will be made on weekends or public holidays. Reasonable endeavours will be made to deliver the product on the arranged time and date.

Circumstances that are unforeseen or beyond Houtlander’s control may result in changes to the agreed delivery date and time. You will be informed by telephone and alternative arrangements will be made.

Please inspect your products on delivery.


Shipping Rates:

Our products are shipped pre-assembled, to ensure quality, longevity and ease. The volume of each package will vary depending on the piece and number of items ordered. Shipping costs will be calculated during the checkout process. The Houtlander fulfilment centre will contact you post-order to ensure you’re available to receive your delivery.

Our Oak:

We only use sustainably harvested American oak to craft our furniture. Timber is an inherently sustainable material - trees are (ideally) an infinitely renewable resource. But many manufacturers rely on monocropped pine, or other woods, due to cost and ease. This practice destroys soil and the surrounding ecosystem. All our oak is grown and harvested in indigenous forests on the east coast of America. Trees are felled only once they’ve reached full maturity. Then they are drawn from the forest in minimally invasive ways that preserve the surrounding vegetation. It’s all about delivering a truly sustainable and stunning product.

Manufacturing Process:

Paragraph: Carpentry and joinery are two of the oldest crafts on earth, and furniture making ordinarily requires a huge amount of skill in order to deliver truly exceptional results. Unfortunately, these traditions are largely dying off, particularly in the global South, making great wooden furniture hard to come by at reasonable prices. At Houtlander we want as many people as possible to have access to beautiful, well-crafted furniture which lasts a lifetime. This is why we’ve combined expert craftsmanship with 5-axis CNC technology, allowing us to create perfect curves, joints and furniture features in an affordable and replicable way.

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