Designed by Charles and Ray Eames
Eames Moulded Plywood Coffee Table
Charles and Ray Eames applied the same breakthrough technology that resulted in their famous moulded plywood chairs to create the simple, lightweight, imaginative Eames Moulded Plywood Coffee Table Wood Base in 1946. The Eames Moulded Plywood Coffee Table Metal Base features the same dimpled top supported by slim metal legs.
The surface of both versions is an eloquent example of the spirit of early Eames design. A round, slightly indented top creates a lean profile that forms a strikingly simple centrepiece in any residential or commercial space, whether surrounded by complementary moulded plywood lounge chairs or balancing out a sitting area with sofa seating.
Lightweight, compact and versatile, the all-wood table comes in walnut, natural cherry, ebony or white ash finish. The metal-leg version features the same tabletop finish choices along with legs in black or trivalent chrome.
Like many designs by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Moulded Plywood Family is the product of a philosophy that views design as an ongoing journey of evolution, insight and delight. For the designers, everything was a process and an exploration. When they married and began working together in the 1940s, their path led them to explore seating solutions crafted from one piece of material: a curved, single-shell form in which the seat and back are one.
In the process of realising that form, they invented a breakthrough plywood-moulding process. Sculpting a seat and back to fit the contours of the human body, while using relatively inexpensive materials and mass production, Charles and Ray created an inviting, innovative seat of unlikely comfort. Soon after, coffee tables and a folding screen joined the furniture family.