The iconic eiffel frame, golden wood legs and thick table surface of Charles Eames' DSW Table, but shrunk by two-thirds for children. We followed Eames' exact design for the DSW table, but to a size better suited for children. This stylish table makes a durable and versatile play table or homework desk. Eames' exploration of wood and fibreglass are easily the most recognizable pieces from an exciting period of great design and the subtle gloss finish and fun angles are a great way to introduce children to innovative design.
Eames' playful, eccentric and wipe-clean designs always seemed a natural fit for children. For the DSW table, the charming one-of-a-kind geometry of the cross-wired struts is borrowed from the DSW Chair. That chair was the first industrially produced plastic chair and introduced a completely new approach to furniture design when Charles and Ray Eames unveiled it in 1948. We love being able to continue their belief in, 'Getting the most of the best to the greatest number of people for the least'. That includes children too!
Charles, 1907-1978 (United States) - Ray, 1912-1988 (United States)
Charles Eames was an American designer and innovator who pioneered new techniques, such as the fibreglass and plastic resin moulding and wire mesh frames. He usually worked alongside his wife, Ray, though he is often credited alone. In the 1940s, the designers began focusing on the new plastics and were excited by the properties the material held. They were able to mould the plastics into organic shapes that followed the shape of the body. This discovery led to a whole new look in furniture that perfectly captured the spirit of the times. The couple’s most iconic designs include the DAR chair, the DSR Dining Chair, the RAR Rocker, the DSW Dining Chair, the EA 108 Office Chair and the Wire Base Table. Many of these were first presented at the New York Museum of Modern Art’s Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition in the late 1940s.
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