The Drink Table Defined
Perusing the lobby of any fancy hotel undoubtedly bears witness to drink tables in full glory. As the name suggests, a drink table is designed for holding your glass or cup. Generally, this also means they are taller than the average small occasional table so they are able to perch elegantly above a sofa or couch’s armrest line. But, these small side tables – some only measure seven inches in diameter – can add substantial personality and a dose of practicality to any room. To demonstrate, witness the hand-cast Venetian glass Lily cocktail table by Tom Faulkner, which are described as jewels. An apt description for these beauties that add an accessorizing accent like jewelry for the home.
The purpose of a drink table is to provide a small (and sturdy) surface for drinks, like cocktails. In addition to this, drink tables can be used to bolster house plants. They can also make use of small spaces that wouldn’t usually accommodate a regular-sized side table. Additionally, they can provide an alternative to coffee tables when space doesn’t allow for one. Furthermore, a small side table can provide a key decorative element that doesn’t feel overwhelming. And, best yet, this furniture piece is usually more affordable than either a side table or coffee table just based on its inherent size. Nest Casa has sourced the top five best drink tables styles to invest in now. Our picks are sure to instill a quest to satiate the need for one of these brilliant small accent tables as you maximize the style potential in your own space.
One of Goux’s first tasks was hiring an archivist to sift, organize and catalog the firm’s complete body of work. While researching patents in Paris Hotel de Ville or city hall, the historical documenter came across a patent filed in 1954. According to Goux, it was for a curious lever that pulled out of each side of a square gaming table designed to hold a drink and an ashtray – considering the popularity of smoking at that time. The mechanism has been revived today as part of the firm’s Hébé Collection and appears on a reversible top gaming table, safely away from the cards or game pieces. “I am not promoting smoking, of course, so you can use the other circular slot to hold a small dish.” We think it would also be a perfect place to rest one’s phone while reveling for the evening.