Iconic Eames 'Universal Base' Small Table by Herman Miller

United States
1964 | 1970s edition
ø 91cm, H 73cm
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This simple table design demonstrates the hallmark reserved taste and organic design that the Eames couple are famous for. The elegant components that this dining table is created with are so deceptively simple. The reduced forms - a circle, a straight line, curve - are combined with precision and boldness.

This is a table suitable for four, or perfect for use as in a commercial environment. A beautiful oak top is supported by a steel base and polished legs raised from the ground by black terminals.

Aluminium base with beech veneer top.

Each piece is checked and carefully hand restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.

Please note:
Excellent vintage condition. Top cleaned and oiled.

Each piece is checked and carefully restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.

Our Process:
- Joints checked and reglued
- Timber cleaned and stains removed
- Veneer repairs if needed
- Surfaces polished / refinished

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Iconic Eames 'Universal Base' Small Table by Herman Miller

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Charles & Ray Eames
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Charles & Ray Eames
Charles & Ray Eames
Charles & Ray Eames
United States
C 1907 - 1978 / R 1912 - 1988

Bernice Alexandra "Ray" Kaiser (1912-1988) met Charles Eames (1907-1978) while studying at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They married in 1941 and together played a pivotal role in shaping the modern design landscape.

The couple is best known for their iconic furniture designs for Herman Miller, particularly the 1956 Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman (Model 670 and 671), which has become a symbol of mid-century modern design. They embraced new materials and technologies, such as molded plywood and fiberglass, to create innovative and functional furniture pieces that were both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.

In addition to their work in furniture design, Charles and Ray Eames made significant contributions to architecture. They were involved in the design of the Case Study Houses, a post-World War II residential design program aimed at creating affordable and innovative housing. Their own home, the Eames House in Los Angeles, is a prime example of their modernist design principles and serves as a testament to their creativity and vision.

The Eameses were also pioneers in the field of industrial design, creating a wide range of products, including toys and office furniture. Their interest in film led them to produce numerous short films, including the famous "Powers of Ten," a groundbreaking exploration of scale that remains influential in science and design education.

Charles and Ray Eames left an enduring legacy, not only through their designs but also through their approach to interdisciplinary collaboration and the belief that good design should be accessible to the masses. Their work continues to inspire designers, architects, and creative minds around the world, and their impact on 20th-century design is immeasurable.

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