The Charles Eames Coffee Table has comfortably entered the field of classic works of design. The barely noticable curvature on the chrome legs provides extra stability and strength and the subtly raised edge offers formal grace and simply keeps things in place. Everything exciting about this piece comes from an extremely close attention to detail and an emphasis on pure form and how function comes from that approach. Our .com version is durable enough to serve as a dining table or almost any other role. The soft but precise geometry ties together interiors and can be used to compliment your decor or make a daring statement.
Charles and Ray Eames worked through a number of designs attempting to develop the perfect coffee table for their needs and the needs they saw in homes everywhere. The Eames Coffee Table is the end result. The high-quality finish on the wood and slender, but tough, metal legs make an extremely durable but equally versatile piece. The table is clearly the end result of an ambitious and focused project, but it also succeeds in appearing simple and direct as it satisfies every requirement.
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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