Designers agree: in the world of furniture, the cube is both an eye-catching yet pleasantly familiar shape, and has the additional super power of saving space—one of the many reasons it is a favorite among Japanese designers, who often work within the confines of dense, urban environments.

Our cube tables are useful in both residential and commercial spaces as functional furniture with a growing variety of uses. We’ve collected a few of our favorites to inspire you for whatever your decor project may entail.

Shape-shifting coffee tables. Rather than one large, immovable table, putting a few of these smaller cube tables together creates a dynamic space that can easily be manipulated for different activities and functions. Push them together for a board game, pull one aside for the perfect mug stand or scoot one closer to the couch as a footrest.

Sculpture display stand. Elevate your favorite piece or vary the height of your collection to add interest and depth to any display.

 

Plant stand. Bring the outdoors inside this winter with a cube table plant stand—try using one to create a more stunning feature with a taller plant, or as a coffee or side table stand for your succulent collection.

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Side table. The perfect size to sit in that corner between your sofas, next to the chairs in the waiting area or beside your bed.

Lamp stand. Lighting is everything. Don’t let an inconvenient space keep you from getting the light right.