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Eames® Wire Base Low Table

by Eames, from Herman Miller ®

eames® wire base low table
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eames® wire base low table

Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950
Wire frame, baltic birch core top, veneer or laminate
Made by Herman Miller

"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose."
-Charles Eames

In the late 1940s, Charles Eames noted all the "fantastic things being made of wire." That fascination led Charles and Ray Eames to develop a mass-production technique for simultaneously welding wire rods. One result was the wire-base table introduced in 1950. Practical in so many milieus, the tables gave the Eameses the perfect place to serve chanoyu, the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, to special guests, such as sculptor Isamu Noguchi and film star Charlie Chaplin. Today these lightweight, diminutive tables stand on their own, next to beds and chairs as an accompanying surface, or on top of each other in a convenient stack.

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."

The wire-base tabletop cosists of seven layers of Baltic birch plywood, beveled at 20 degrees and sandwiched between veneer, high-pressure laminate or .75" thick stone tops. The base is available in a powder-coat white, studio white, black or trivalent chrome. Also offered in an outdoor version.

15.5" w | 13.25" d | 10" h

$245.00 + free shipping
(This product is estimated to ship in 7-11 weeks)
Charles and Ray Eames


Husband and wife team Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames played a major role in the world of modern architecture and furniture, as well as working in industrial and graphic design, fine art, and film. Charles completed two years of study at Washington University in St. Louis. With his design and life partner Ray, he designed prize-winning furniture that expanded upon the wood molding techniques of Alvar Aalto. Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames began as an abstract expressionist painter, having graduated from Bennett Women's College in Millbrook, NY and later studying under Hans Hoffman while living in New York City. She co-founded the American Abstract Artists and has a painting in the Whitney museum's permanent collection.
Herman Miller
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.




eames® wire base low table

average rating: 5
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cute and very useful
jasonb, less than two months ago.
it’s a very short little table. after having it around for a while the height is one that i find i operate at more than expected. the base is very strong. i wondered if the table could support my weight so i stood on it to test. sure enough it could easily fill in as a step stool if needed. i was impressed at how such a thin and refined base could be so strong. i turned it over to admire it. i then noticed that the wire frame acts as kind of a cage when turned upside down and that the wire frame could also be a handle. i had discovered what surely the eames duo knew - it doubles as a carrying case. i also wondered what kind of things you could carry in it and so i broke out my measuring tape and sure enough a case of wine fits snugly in. genius.
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Low Table
Robert, more than a month ago.
I have several of these low tables and really like them. Use them alone next to chairs, as a support for vases, or put them together to form a table. This is a classic Eames' design.
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The Perfect Occasional Table
Jon, more than a month ago.
Everyone should own a few of these tables - they're well made and extremely functional. Loved the quick shipping from Hive's stocked inventory, too.
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Eames Wire Base Table
Robert R, more than a month ago.
A piece of furniture this famous needs no further endorsement. But it's usefulness around the home and office can't be overstated, and in fact, they multiply like rabbits. I've managed to acquire more than a dozen over the years as needs arise, when the WBT proves to be the perfect solution. Whether it's a chair-side perch for a solo martini or a stack of auction catalogs for the evening's read, few surfaces are as durable and worry-free as the WBT. For displaying tribal art, the WBT makes an ideal surface for small pieces viewed from a low lounge chair, or a pedestal to elevate taller sculpture that would otherwise be sitting on the floor. Because of the uniform height and assortment of finishes, creative arrangements remain organized and understated. I've even used them in lieu of equipment racks for audio electronics, where the sturdy wire base supports substantial weight of small tube amps and headphone systems. Without Eames' versatile low tables, I'd be relegated to apple crates and cinder blocks.
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table as printer stand
Bonnie Y, more than a month ago.
I bought this to keep next to my desk for my printer, which is an eyesore. It's perfect! The printer is out of sight because it is low to the ground but still handy. And the table is utilitarian and beautiful, to the extent that it is seen.
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