The sacred coffee table book is considered to be a refined species of the living room. Whilst our bookshelves are filled to the brim with battered books that we’ve read to death – books that have made us laugh and cry and everything in between – the coffee table book takes centre stage, always in pristine condition. Styled elegantly on a coffee table, these books are a nod to our personality, the interests we hold and are a public display of our acquired tastes in life.
The books we’ve included in this round up of Tom’s favourite coffee table books are equally at home in a stylish penthouse or a country family home. We would love to know what your favourites are! Share with us by contacting us or sharing on social using #tomfaulknerreads.
Art + Design Books
Much of Tom’s designs are inspired heavily by major art movements and iconic design pieces. These books include some of our mightiest inspiration.
Interiors & Architecture coffee table books
It’s no secret that Tom is a big fan of the great outdoors. Architecture and the rooms that inhabit great buildings act as a huge inspiration for his designs. Without really understanding what makes a well-designed home space, it’s impossible to design products that work for it – it’s testament to the success of the brand.
Style & Fashion coffee table books
Some of the greatest designs in history have stemmed from movements in fashion. Fashion icons and the lives they lead are of great interest to Tom.
Travel inspired coffee table books
Travel is central to design inspiration. Tom loves cityscapes and the architecture within them to influence his designs and loves to explore the world to grow these inspirations.
Photography inspired coffee table books
The list of photography books we wanted to feature within this was impossible to edit down. Tom loves photography and looking through the eyes of some of his favourite creatives and the vast choice of books that do this is endless.
Music inspired coffee table books
Behind closed doors, Tom is an avid Rolling Stones fan and loves music in general. Finding out stories and secrets from behind his favourite bands and their repertoires is something these books do incredibly well.