i beam™ side table

i beam™ side table

i beam™ side table

Design Ward Bennett, 1963
Matte black textured aluminum
Made in the USA by Geiger®

A versatile pedestal, side table, or coffee table, Ward Bennett's I Beam Tables pay tribute to modern architecture and industrial exactness. Part of Ward Bennett's inaugural furniture collection for Brickel in 1963, the deisgn was inspired by a piece in his own long island vacation home. Crafted from matte black powder-coated cast aluminum and either left bare or topped with glass or stone, the I Beam Tables offer an auxiliary surface and a witty artistic statement.

Ward Bennett's story is a remarkable one. His career began at age 13, when he quit school to work in the garment district in New York City. At 15, he designed his first clothing collection; at 16 he left for Europe, where he continued working on fashions. Simplicity and comfort were always his goals. Bennett designed more than 150 chairs, many of which have become classics. He is considered the first American to use industrial materials for home furnishings, well before the high-tech look of the 1970s became popular. He was hailed by the American Institute of Architects for "transforming industrial hardware into sublime objects." Many of Bennett's designs are in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection as well as in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; he is also in Interior Design magazine's Hall of Fame.

small: 16" d | 16" w | 14.5" h
medium: 18" d | 18" w | 14.5" h

small: $1,999.00 + free threshold delivery in the continental U.S.
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Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
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