When it comes to getting a piece of furniture as practical as a side table, going with one of these minimalist side tables is the way to go. They strike the perfect balance between function and form so that the addition doesn't take away from the overall living space even as it adds to it (surface-wise, that is).
Originally designed by Dieter Rams in 1962, the minimalist side tables have been relaunched by furniture company Vitsoe in a completely re-engineered way. Dubbed the 'there-when-needed' table, it can also placed by the bedside or even used as a full-out coffee table. The latter is achieved when two or more are combined. The minimalist side tables can even be flipped on its side to act as an attachment to a couch.