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Eames Molded Plywood Coffee Table

Herman Miller for the Home

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Product Story

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. With its thin, slightly indented top and gently curved legs, the table speaks eloquently of the fertile early years of classic Eames design.


Design Story

In 1945, George Nelson, the Herman Miller design director, saw the molded plywood coffee table and other ground-breaking Eames molded plywood pieces at a showing at the Barclay Hotel in New York. Nelson was so impressed that he told company president D.J. De Pree that Herman Miller had to hire the Eameses. De Pree demurred—the company was still very small at the time and he wasn't convinced that it needed any designer other than Nelson. But finally he succumbed and went to see the Eames molded plywood pieces when they were shown at the Museum of Modern Art. Nelson contacted the Eameses, and soon afterward, Charles and Ray were designing for Herman Miller. The table went into production in 1946.


Lean, Simple Profile
The table's round, slightly indented top and gently curved legs are shaped by the Eameses' process of sandwiching thin wood veneers under heat and pressure. Three strong, lightweight hardwood inner plies are pressed between natural face veneers.

Table has natural face veneers and hardwood inner plies.  Top is 5-ply; base is 8-ply.

Ebony option is stain on ash veneer; inner plies are not as visible.

34-inch diameter, 15.5-inch height

Allow 6-8 Weeks for delivery.
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Not eligible for gift-wrapping.
Item can not be shipped outside of the 48 contiguous US States.

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Artist / Author Herman Miller for the Home

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