Bring the beauty of nature into your home with the Round Teak Coffee Table. The coffee table grew out of the popular tea tables used in 17th century Britain. These slender, high tables made it easier to give tea service to guests and allowed them to rest their cups between sips. The first coffee house in Britain opened in 1650, and the growing popularity of coffee gave way to the development of the coffee table. In the early 20th century, this table was given shorter legs and highly marketed to Americans. In 1936, American furniture designer Joseph Aronson describes a "low, wide table now used before a sofa or couch. There is no historical precedent...." The sliced teak top on this table makes a bold, organic impression in a room. Paired with its metal frame, this table is sophisticated and modern. You'll feel like you're lounging at an island resort in the tropics with a table like this.