Our Charles and Ray Eames-inspired Plywood Coffee Table fits perfectly into any stylish lounge or modern office setting, providing a smooth, crisp surface to rest anything from newspapers to laptops. Sitting at the ideal low height for modern living, its sturdy plywood legs produce a gorgeous silhouette, while the circular table top is an eye-catching feature indicative of the Eames's designs. And with both walnut and oak finishes available, there is an Eames Plywood Coffee Table to fit all tastes and styles.
The original design for the Plywood Coffee Table came out of the Eames's experiments with creating moulded plywood chairs like the DCW and DCM. The logical progression was to create a range of tables that matched them in both form and material to create a harmonious and stylish living environment. And while the range included designs of all shapes and materials, the Plywood Coffee Table was one of the most popular and enduring designs. The tables were all built in the Eames's inimitable style, capable of mass production, available at affordable prices and practical and adaptable for the modern home.
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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