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Herman Miller ® Geiger Claw Round Table

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About the Designer
Ward Bennett  

Ward Bennett's story is a remarkable one. His career began at age 13, when he quit school to work in the garment district in New York City. At 15, he designed his first clothing collection; at 16 he left for Europe, where he continued working on fashions. While in Europe, he attended art schools in Florence and Paris, but he was mostly self-taught, with skills that ranged from illustrating, sculpting, and jewelry-making to furniture, interior, and home design. "I learn from people," he once said, referencing a long line of influences, including Hattie Carnegie, Hans Hoffman, and Georgia O'Keefe. Bennett eventually settled back in New York, where his reputation earned him some of the day's most affluent clients: David Rockefeller and Chase Manhattan Bank, Tiffany & Co., Sasaki, Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner. Another—former President Lyndon Baines Johnson—asked Bennett to design a chair for his presidential library that would be "a cross between a barroom chair and a courtroom chair with a little Western saddle." Simplicity and comfort were always his goals, and Bennett says he learned a great deal about lumbar support, the importance of chair arms, and designing the right "pitch" from working with the doctor who treated John F. Kennedy's bad back. Indeed, Bennett designed more than 150 chairs, many of which have become classics, such as the Landmark chair, reintroduced by Geiger in 1993. (Bennett began working with Geiger in 1987, following his collaboration with Brickel Associates.) Bennett, who died in 2003, is also considered the first American to use industrial materials for home furnishings, well before the high-tech look of the 1970s became popular. He was hailed by the American Institute of Architects for "transforming industrial hardware into sublime objects." "There was nothing superfluous about Ward's designs, nothing 'extra,'" says Tim deFiebre, Bennett's former assistant and keeper of his legacy. "They were always honed down to their bare essence, and that is what his work is about." Many of Bennett's designs are in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection as well as in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; he is also in Interior Design magazine's Hall of Fame. "I think it's a real testament to Ward's work that a product 40 years old—the H frame storage—won Best of NeoCon Gold in 2004," says deFiebre. "When I give talks about design, I always say, products may go in and out of favor, depending on the foibles of fashion, but good design is always good." Awards/Recognition Best of NeoCon Gold, H Frame Storage, 2004

Named for the metal cross brace that grasps the table's legs, the Claw Table offers an elegant solution wherever an occasional surface is called for. Available as a four-legged square or three-legged circle in a choice of sizes, this classic design sits comfortably at the center of a furniture arrangement or quietly along the sidelines. The spare elegance of the design allows the table to work in a variety of interiors and ensures aesthetic longevity.

Features:

  • Metal cross brace
  • Comfortably at the center of a furniture arrangement or quietly along the sidelines
  • Predecessor to the claw table can be found in the offices Bennett designed for David Rockefeller at One Chase Plaza in lower Manhattan
  • Made in the USA
  • Geiger collection
  • Warranty: 12 years
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Dimensions:

36" Diameter Size

  • Overall: 16" H x 36" W x 36" D

24" Diameter Size

  • Overall: 16" H x 24" W x 24" D

20" Diameter Size

  • Overall: 16" H x 20" W x 20" D

Weights & Dimensions

36" Diameter Size

  • Overall: 16" H x 36" W x 36" D

24" Diameter Size

  • Overall: 16" H x 24" W x 24" D

20" Diameter Size

  • Overall: 16" H x 20" W x 20" D

Features

Shape: RoundDesign: Table
Style: ModernTop Finish: 1: Black
Top Finish: 2: ChromeDistressed: No
Top Material: GlassLegs Included: Yes
Country of Manufacture: United States 

Warranty

Product Warranty: 12 

Features

Shape: RoundDesign: Table
Style: ModernTop Finish: 1: Black
Top Finish: 2: ChromeDistressed: No
Top Material: GlassLegs Included: Yes
Country of Manufacture: United States 

Warranty

Product Warranty: 12 
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Manufacturer Details
bHerman Miller/b: The name is synonymous with innovation, design, operational excellence, smart application of technology, and social responsibility. bHerman Miller, Inc./b 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. p bHerman Miller/b 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. p George Nelson laid out five tenets of bHerman Miller's/b design philosophy 50 years ago: p ul liWhat you make is important. liDesign is an integral part of the business. liThe product must be honest. liYou decide what you will make. liThere is a market for good design. /ul p While fashion and style have their place, the main criterion for a bHerman Miller/b 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? bThe answer is Yes./b

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OUR SKU # HML1890 This item is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: ACL1A-20/926, ACL1A-20/BNZ, ACL1A-20/CHR, ACL1A-20/EH, ACL1A-20/MS, ACL1A-20/SAC, ACL1A-24/926, ACL1A-24/BNZ, ACL1A-24/CHR, ACL1A-24/EH, ACL1A-24/MS, ACL1A-24/SAC, ACL1A-36/926, ACL1A-36/BNZ, ACL1A-36/CHR, ACL1A-36/EH, ACL1A-36/MS, ACL1A-36/SAC

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