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Eames® Molded Plywood Coffee Table With Metal Base

by Eames, from Herman Miller ® - Sale

eames® molded plywood coffee table with metal base
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eames® molded plywood coffee table with metal base

Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1946
Molded plywood, metal base
Made by Herman Miller

"The details are not details. They make the product. The connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life." -Charles Eames

This classic table's top are shaped by molding thin wood veneers under heat and pressure--the same breakthrough process Charles and Ray Eames used to create their molded plywood chairs. The molded plywood coffee with metal legs is lightweight in both appearance and fact. Its dimpled top is created by the molding process and forms a subtle border to help avoid accidental spills and create a natural centerpiece.

The coffee table first came to Herman Miller's attention when George Nelson, design director, saw it and other Eames molded plywood products at a showing in the Barclay Hotel in New York City in the mid-1940s. Nelson contacted the Eameses and soon afterward, they were designing for Herman Miller. These imaginative tables are an enduring landmark of modern, functional design.

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 Molded Plywood Coffee Table with Metal Legs features a 5-ply top and natural face veneers and hardwood inner plies. The ebony option is stain on ash veneer and inner plies are not as visible. The base is offered in black with black glides or trivalent chrome with white glides.

34" dia. | 15.5" h
ships ready to assemble.

$930.75 + free shipping
(Usually ships in 20-40 business days)


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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 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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