Leila Coffee Table
The Leila coffee table is available in three escalating sizes – each is stunning in its simplicity. Each Lelia coffee table size features a simple thick circular top with three legs. The Leila coffee table’s legs are characterized by their atypical square-shaped form that the designer first used in his Alex stacking/nesting side table design from the early 1990s.
While each Leila coffee table size works beautifully independently, there is a wonderful synergy when these are used together creating an unusual overlapping stepped assemblage of circular forms. Each size of the Leila coffee table is available in e15’s classic composition of solid northern European oiled oak or walnut; similarly, these are available in the graphic option of black or white stained lacquered solid oak. The Leila coffee table shares the same form as designer Philippe Allaeys’ Alex nesting tables.
Born in Belgium, Philippe Allaeys is an architect, furniture designer, and creative director. He spent the first years of his career as a freelance architect, designing residential, corporate, retail, and hospitality projects. Allaeys established the ZO Group in the 1980s, a creative company that focused on furniture design. By 1992, he established APHA Furniture, where he is now the creative director. Allaeys focuses his designs on the inherent properties of the material and minimal designs. Much of his furniture work is in wood, and he developed various pieces for e15, including the ISAAC folding tables, the NOAH bed, the THEO tray, and two side tables: ALEX and LEILA.