Coffee table books are without a doubt the most understated accessory for your home. The right coffee table books say much about the owner, plus, the very presence of an aesthetic looking book — touched with the author’s lifelong work, and gorgeous pictures — is surely a good way to spruce up your home.
So what kinds of coffee books need to fill your coffee table? Here are some of our top picks, from fashion designers to renowned photographers and exclusive Visionaire world editions.
The little black jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited
A reinterpretation of Chanel’s iconic little black jacket by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld. It shows a range of accomplished actors, musicians, designers, models, writers and directors wearing the jacket with individual flair ensuring it is a timeless classic.
Peter Lindberg: A different vision on Fashion Photography
German photographer Peter Lindberg is no stranger to fashion photography. Containing more than 400 images from four decades of Lindberg’s work, the book celebrates the unique and game-changing narrative vision he brought to fashion photography.
Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016
One of the most influential photographers of all time, Annie Leibovitz, captured some of the most compelling images in the world of fashion photography. In this edition, it features never seen before portraits documenting contemporary culture with the artist’s ability to personalize even the most recognizable figures.
A catalogue of Tom Ford’s designs at both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994-2004, including 200 photographs by Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Todd Eberle, and numerous other photographers including many previously unpublished images.
Artwork by Virgil Abloh
Founder of the fashion brand Off-White and men's artistic director at Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh, created a three-in-one book featuring his creative output, interviews and 1,800 never seen before images of the designer’s output together with a unique recording by Abloh himself, exclusively for this book.
Fruit: The Art of Pastry by Cedric Grolet
One of the most talented chefs of his generation, Cédric Grolet, was named the world’s best pastry chef in 2018. In this cookbook, Grolet’s fruit-based artistic creations are set to inspire every pastry lover with 130 recipes featuring 45 fruits and numerous exquisite pastries with surprise fillings
Her Dior: Maria Grazia Chiuri’s New Voice
Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrates her innovative and feminist spirit in this collection of editorials through her work at Dior and collaboration with various magazines featuring 33 women photographers who change the history of contemporary photography.
I can make you feel good by Tyler Mitchell
Tyler Mitchell's I Can Make You Feel Good is a 206-page compilation of Mitchell’s distinctive vision of Black Utopia. Bathed in his signature candy-coloured palette and all-encompassing vision characterized by the use of natural sunlight, his photography brims of optimism and intimacy.
Dior by Christian Dior
For its seventieth anniversary, the house of Dior decided to exclusively compile the most iconic haute couture designs conceived by Christian Dior himself. These fashion treasures have been carefully conserved in museums and institutions and later photographed to be put into this indispensable collection.
Visionaire Limited Editions
Established in 1991, Visionaire has collaborated with numerous recognizable figures including the late Karl Lagerfeld and fashion houses such as Hermes, Fendi and Louis Vuitton in conceptualizing and producing immersive and interactive limited-edition experiences using different mediums.
Expect to find the most creative materials like leather coverings from Louis Vuitton, fur from Fendi, a lightbox for Tom Ford and many other unexpected ways to immerse into the exclusive world of Visionaire. Toying with the creative boundaries of fashion and art, these 3-dimensional, visually seductive pages make each page-turner a surprise.