A good pair of floating acrylic cocktail tables always adds a little style à la David Hicks to a space. What I love best about these tables is their function as small and easily movable while looking simultaneously inconspicuous and funky.
Keith Irvine designed this living room for Merrill Hanley using acrylic cubes, a great option for smaller New York apartments. (Photography by Paul Costello for Domino Magazine, October 2007). For more photos of this home and that of her sister, see The Peak of Chic's September post, Sister Act.
A couple of days after spotting the cubes in Domino, I saw these Kartell "Jolly" tables in this room from Metropolitan Home, designed by Ron Marvin. (Photographed by Annie Schlecter).
As an alternative to more expensive acrylic cubes, the Jolly Table by Paolo Rizatto works well in an otherwise busy room, and measures only 16" square. Available through Kartell.
An early proponent of the clear cube, David Hicks designed this London apartment in 1972 as a "dorm room" for the sons of Stavros Niarchos, while they were in school. The lacquered walls and Perspex tables add to a nightclub feel. What a cool place to not get any studying done. (Photo from David Hicks: Designer).