Examples of popular modern coffee table designs include a trunk-style wooden coffee table and an industrial minimalist table composed of iron and wood. These coffee tables are simple, functional and geometric, which are defining characteristics of modern furniture design. Online retailers such as Wayfair.com and AllModern.com offer clean-looking modern coffee tables in a variety of styles and price ranges. Both retailers allow sorting according to best-selling items, which returns the most popular coffee tables as the top search results.
Wayfair.com has an option to refine search results by style. On the Coffee Tables page, select Modern from the Style options on the left, and select Best Selling from the drop-down Sort menu to view the most popular modern coffee tables. The best-selling item, as of October 2015, is the Cascade Trunk Coffee Table with Lift Top by Wildon Home. This wooden trunk-style coffee table has a trapezoidal shape, block feet and a black metal latch and side handles. The additional storage inside makes it a popular choice for living rooms or bedrooms.
AllModern.com only sells modern-designed furniture. Select Best Selling from the drop-down Sort menu on the Coffee Tables page to peruse the most popular results. The top modern coffee table, as of October 2015, is the Industrial Coffee Table by Altra Furniture. The rectangular coffee table features an open design supported by an iron frame with a gunmetal gray finish. The upper and lower shelves are available in a cherry, espresso or Sonoma oak-wood grain finish. The sleek minimalist design means this popular table fits in a variety of settings.