Coffee table that lifts up is one of a modern table in well-designed. Well, sometimes it is not a necessity though for some people but it is good to make the look better. On the other hand, some people need it as an additional place to put their stuff without messing other main stuff.
Coffee table that lifts up is commonly found in restaurant because restaurant generally wants their place to be able to satisfy the customers by the good looking place they can serve. Besides restaurants, it is also can be found in café. The space under the lifted up table can be used to place the feet of the customers to relax.
Coffee table that lifts up should be designed by considering ergonomics aspects. The customers have to feel comfortable with the design that it does not cause any mess on their neck.
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