Designers: Charles and Ray Eames
Select Eames Wire Base Low Table is no longer available for purchase.
Distinguishing the individual contributions of a creative duo is difficult, and this is certainly true of Charles and Ray Eames. Yet, it is also true that Ray brought to their creative endeavors a gift for color.
To honor Ray’s contributions on the 100-year anniversary of her birth, we offer the 2012 Select Wire Base Low Table in three bold colors—cobalt blue, red-orange, yellow-gold—all favorites of Ray.
To ensure the Select Wire Base Low Table is both practical and beautiful, it is veneered in ash, treated with a rich aniline stain, and has a correspondingly colored wire base in durable powdercoat.
Innovative design using wire rods.Charles and Ray Eames View Design Story
To her creative endeavors with husband Charles, Ray Eames brought a gift for color, present from childhood and honed under the tutelage of the abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann. It wasn’t until she began her studies at the Cranbrook Institute of Art that she turned her attention toward design. Once asked about this choice, Ray replied, “I didn’t give up painting, I just changed palettes.”
The cobalt blue, red-orange, and yellow-gold hues of the 2012 Select edition also adorn the panels that punctuate the exterior of Case Study House #8—designed by Charles and Ray Eames—welcoming guests as they approach the home.
Each year, we release a new Select edition. Be it a reinterpreted classic, like the Eames Wire Base Low Table; a once decommissioned piece culled from our archives, or a new objet d’art, the annual release is selected for originality and collector’s appeal.
Previous Select editions include the Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair covered in cowhide upholstery, Eames-inspired walnut tops, Eames Hang-it-all with solid walnut hooks against a black frame, and Nelson Tray Table. Each Select product is available for a limited time. You can order the select edition Eames Wire Base Low Table until March 31, 2013, or while supplies last.