The world’s most popular coffee table is about to go the way of the dodo.
The new, more powerful models will hit shelves this month in Japan, where the technology is already a reality.
While coffee table models from Ikea and other makers have seen the light of day in recent years, the Japanese market is still a very small one.
In its first few months, Ikea sold only 15,000 units, while the top-selling coffee table brand in the country was the Ikea brand, which has sold a whopping 9.5 million units in Japan alone.
Ikea is trying to revive the brand by launching a new version of its popular coffee tables called the Cup-o-Tops, which include a larger table and a smaller version that comes with a coffee maker.
Japanese companies are also working to find a niche in the Japanese consumer market, which is dominated by Apple products.
A Japanese company called Oda is developing a coffee table for the Japanese version of Apple’s new Mac Pro computer, which will be available for sale in November.
Apple is the biggest brand in Japan with a market share of 22% in the coffee table category, according to data from Nielsen.
In a similar move, Apple will launch its own line of coffee table accessories, called the Apple Pro-Cup, which comes with all the latest features, including an adjustable coffee table.
However, the new models are not expected to compete with the likes of Ikea, which makes its Coffee Table Pro coffee table by hand.
Other brands are expected to launch their own versions of their coffee table offerings later this year.