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Coffee Side Tables

Chinese Coffee Table nowadays furnishing Western living rooms, were derivatives of Chinese traditional "Kang Table". When winter came, cold winds down from Siberia plunged temperatures in central and northern China well below freezing. Chinese designed their homes and furniture to keep them warm.

In traditional Chinese homes, one or more rooms usually contained a "Kang", a large platform built of bricks or packed earth. In the centre of the Kang was a fire pit kept burning day and night to keep the Kang warm. Most of the daily activities - eating, reading, working, chatting or sleeping took place on the Kang, the furniture was designed to accommodate was the Kang Table, which can be lift up from the floor onto the Kang.
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