Charles and Ray Eames had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to bring greater pleasure to our lives. It’s been more than 70 years since the duo began experimenting with molded wood, using their “Kazam! Machine” to press thin sheets of wood veneer against a heated membrane that was inflated by a bicycle pump. As the designers pushed the material as far as it could go, they continued to explore and discover, surrendering to the design process that ultimately led to the perfection of their signature molded plywood shaping technology. The Molded Plywood Coffee Table (1946) is yet another embodiment of that technology. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Legs ship unattached; simple assembly required. Made in U.S.A.
Molded 5-ply tabletop and 8-ply legs with walnut, white ash, natural cherry or ebony-painted ash veneer.
Design is for living. That maxim shaped a widespread shift in design during the 1940s and 1950s. It was a revolution of form, an exciting visual language that signaled a new age and a fresh start and two of its prime movers were Charles and Ray Eames. The Eameses were a husband and wife team whose unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Sleek, sophisticated and simple. Beautifully functional.
Yet Charles and Ray Eames created more than a "look" with their bent plywood chairs or molded fiberglass seating. They had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to fulfill the practical needs of ordinary people and bring greater simplicity and pleasure to our lives. Read more >