Designers: Charles and Ray Eames
With its thin, platter-like top and gently curved legs, the molded plywood coffee table speaks eloquently of the fertile early years of classic Eames design. Veneer selections range from the dramatic (white ash) to the demure (walnut).
What cup of coffee—or sandwich plate or cocktail glass—wouldn't look better sitting on this elegant Eames table?
Charles and Ray Eames applied the same breakthrough technology that resulted in their famous molded plywood chairs to create this simple, lightweight, imaginative table in the mid-1940s.
Another reflection of their design principles.Charles and Ray Eames View Design Story
The table's round, slightly indented top and gently curved legs are shaped by sandwiching thin wood veneers under heat and pressure. The curved legs are eight-ply molded plywood with natural face veneers. Available veneers are cherry, walnut, natural cherry, ash, and ebony-stained ash.
The production methods used to produce the table met one of the Eames criteria for this furniture: It had to be lightweight and easy to pick up and move around. It's also a nice size—34 inches in diameter, 15½ inches high.