Eames Elliptical Table by Charles and Ray Eames 1951
Modern Furniture Design Profile
The elliptical table is often referred to as the Surfboard Table due to it’s elliptical shape tabletop. It highlights the wide design flavor that the Eameses created.
This table is fun as well as functional and it’s clean lines mean that it appears to take up little space. The tabletop is made of 7 ply plywood with a high pressure laminate top and zinc plated wire base. It’s simplicity of design means it sits well in commercial applications as well as residential.
The lightness of the base makes the top appear to be almost freestanding from a distance. It is unique in the fact that the elongated form allows it to accessorize large sofas without appearing too large in scale.
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About the Designer – Charles Get more information on Charles Eames, one of the greatest furniture designers of the 20th Century.
About the Designer – Ray Learn more about Ray Eames (Ray Keiser) the creative and artistic designer.
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