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Herman Miller ® Eames Molded Plywood Coffee Table with Wood Legs

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Charles and Ray Eames  

A chair that looked like a potato chip. Another that resembled a "well-used first baseman's mitt." A folding screen that rippled . . . 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." That look and their relationship with Herman Miller started with molded plywood chairs in the late 1940s and includes the world-renowned Eames lounge chair, now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Charles and Ray achieved their monumental success by approaching each project the same way: Does it interest and intrigue us? Can we make it better? Will we have "serious fun" doing it? They loved their work, which was a combination of art and science, design and architecture, process and product, style and function. "The details are not details," said Charles. "They make the product." A problem-solver who encouraged experimentation among his staff, Charles once said his dream was "to have people working on useless projects. These have the germ of new concepts." Their own concepts evolved over time, not overnight. As Charles noted about the development of the Molded Plywood Chairs, "Yes, it was a flash of inspiration," he said, "a kind of 30-year flash." With these two, one thing always seemed to lead to another. Their revolutionary work in molded plywood led to their breakthrough work in molded fiberglass seating. A magazine contest led to their highly innovative "Case Study" house. Their love of photography led to film making, including a huge seven-screen presentation at the Moscow World's Fair in 1959, in a dome designed by their friend and colleague, Buckminster Fuller. Graphic design led to showroom design, toy collecting to toy inventing. And a wooden plank contraption, rigged up by their friend, director Billy Wilder for taking naps, led to their acclaimed chaise design. A design critic once said that this extraordinary couple "just wanted to make the world a better place." That they did. They also made it a lot more interesting. Office/Studio The Eames Office Santa Monica, California Awards/Recognition Organic Furniture Competition, Museum of Modern Art, 1940 Emmy Award, (Graphics), "The Fabulous Fifties," 1960 Kaufmann International Design Award, 1961 25 Year American Institute of Architects Award, 1977 Eliot Norton Chair of Poetry, Harvard, 1971 Queen's Gold Medal for Architecture, 1979 Named "Most Influential Designer of the 20th Century," WORLDESIGN '85, Industrial Designers Society of America, 1985 The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention, Traveling Exhibition, Library of Congress, 1999

What cup of coffee - or sandwich plate or cocktail glass - wouldn't look better sitting on this elegant Eames table? Charles and Ray Eames applied the same breakthrough technology that resulted in their famous molded plywood chairs to create this simple, lightweight, imaginative table in the mid-1940s. The table's round, slightly indented top and gently curved legs are shaped by sandwiching thin wood veneers under heat and pressure. The curved legs are eight-ply molded plywood with natural face veneers. The production methods used to produce the table met one of the Eames criteria for this furniture: It had to be lightweight and easy to pick up and move around.
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  • Designer: Charles and Ray Eames
  • Made in USA
  • Eames Molded Plywood collection

Dimensions:

  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 22 Inches
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 14 Inches
  • 22'' H x 36'' W x 14'' D
  • 22'' H x 48'' W x 14'' D
  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 22 Inches
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 14 Inches
Style: ModernTop Finish: 1: Black
Top Finish: 2: BrownTop Finish: 3: Walnut
Top Finish: 4: WhiteDistressed: No
Top Material: WoodBase Material: Wood
Base Type: LegsSolid Wood Construction: No
Design: TableShape: Rectangle
Country of Manufacture: United States 
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Herman Miller: The name is synonymous with innovation, design, operational excellence, smart application of technology, and social responsibility. Herman Miller, Inc. studies work and living environments and designs and delivers products and services that make these environments work better. Through problem-solving research and design, the company seeks to develop innovative solutions to real needs in working, healing, learning, and living environments.

Herman Miller began in 1923 as a manufacturer of traditional residential furniture, became a leader in "modern" furniture in the 1930s and 1940s; developed lasting ties through the 1950s with legendary industrial designers who led the company in new directions; transformed the office furniture industry with the first panel system in the 1960s; invented and refined ergonomic work seating in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; reinvented the geometry of systems furniture in 2000, and is today the second largest office furniture company with customers and locations around the world. Their history of employee participation and ownership and technological innovation has long roots and continues to grow. They have always worked hard to be serious about both people and business. They look at their primary goal as creating great places to work.

George Nelson laid out five tenets of Herman Miller's design philosophy 50 years ago:

  • What you make is important.
  • Design is an integral part of the business.
  • The product must be honest.
  • You decide what you will make.
  • There is a market for good design.

While fashion and style have their place, the main criterion for a Herman Miller product has remained constant: Does it truly solve a problem that people care about in a way that improves upon other solutions, or pioneers a new and better answer altogether? The answer is Yes.

When you buy a Herman Miller ® Eames Molded Plywood Coffee Table with Wood Legs online from AllModern, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered. You can check on a delivery estimate for the Herman Miller ® Part #: CTW1.22 here. If you have any questions about your purchase or any other Coffee & Cocktail Tables product for sale our customer service representatives are available to help. Whether you just want to buy a Herman Miller ® Eames Molded Plywood Coffee Table with Wood Legs or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered.


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OUR SKU # HML1932 This item is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: CTW1.2236L./91OU, CTW1.2236L./98AZ, CTW1.2236L./BKOU, CTW1.2236W./A2A2, CTW1.2236W./ENEN, CTW1.2236W./OUOU, CTW1.2248L./91OU, CTW1.2248L./98AZ, CTW1.2248L./BKOU, CTW1.2248W./A2A2, CTW1.2248W./ENEN, CTW1.2248W./OUOU

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