Using the same technology that led to the invention of their iconic molded plywood lounge chairs, the Eameses designed their Plywood Coffee Table (1946) to have a lean, shaped form that was durable yet lightweight. Its "saucer"-like top and curved legs first caught the eye of Herman Miller; design director George Nelson during a one-man furniture exhibition at the MoMA in 1946. Herman Miller has been faithfully manufacturing the table for over 50 years. Compact and lightly scaled, it is a versatile coffee table for both traditional and modern spaces. Able to single-handedly convey the spirit of Eames design with its warm, molded plywood and personable shape, it is further complemented by the Eames; Molded Plywood Lounge Chairs. Made in U.S.A. Simple assembly is required.
This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller.
ash, walnut, or cherry veneer on a maple ply.; 8-ply base; 5-ply tabletop.
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 >