When you're as seasoned a design blogger as I am, you get to the point where you think you've heard of everything. I mean, I know what a gossip bench is, and a bundling board, and a chaperone chair. I know all the furniture. Except that, it turns out, designers are always one step ahead of me. They are always coming out with new things, and sometimes entire new furniture types. They understand that every once in a while, changes in the way people live necessitate the creation of an entire new type of furniture. Enter the C table.
A C table (I have recently learned) is a side table with a clever cantilivered top that resembles, you guessed it, the letter C. The C table is to people of today what the tray table was to people in the 50s: a novel way to enjoy the comforts of your couch while also enjoying the comforts of your technology. You draw your C table up to your couch, place your laptop upon it, and suddenly you are enjoying both a sofa and a desk. Or you could hold your laptop on your lap and place your food and drink on the C table, which is probably what I will do with mine.
You can also use a C table as a nightstand that doubles as a desk for reading in bed. After being told of this piece's incredible versatility, you may be thinking that you would like one (or five), so of course I have rounded up some sources.
Pictured above: the Smart Marble Top C Table, $149 from CB2.
Siena C Table, $199 from Crate & Barrel
The Slim C Table in colors, $219 from Room & Board
Cliff Side Table, $765 from Organic Modernism
Anthracite C Table, $59 from The Container Store
C Table with solid black walnut top, $350 from Anton Maka Designs on Etsy
Avenue C Teal Table, $169 from Crate & Barrel
Pipe side table, $179 from West Elm
Mill C Table, $129 from CB2
Table No. 1, $300 from Has Legs on Etsy.