The only thing exciting about tomorrows mandatory payroll meeting is THIS CONFERENCE TABLE!!!!! Check it out! This conference/dining table is ENORMOUS and oh-so-stylish! An iconic mid-century modern design by the well-known husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames: “The Universal Base Table. With a typical focus on beauty and utility in design, the Eames Table is as graceful, versatile and remains as relevant as it was back in the 60’s. The Eames Universal Base table was first introduced in 1961 and now supports different shapes and sized tabletops.” This beauty is comprised of a two-piece mahogany veneer top which is convenient for relocation and shipping purposes and a TRIPLE pedestal universal base with black painted steel shafts and solid cast aluminum legs. A perfect table for a large family dinner BUT still awesome if it’s just you and your sweetie having dinner…. you just may need a megaphone to ask to pass the pepper! LOL!!
Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907. Ray Kaiser Eames was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. They met at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and were married in 1941. They moved together to California and continued their design work they began together at Cranbrook. A commission, which they acquired from the government during WWII to produce molded plywood splints and stretchers, launched a career producing iconic mid-century modern furnishings which are still fresh and sought after today. The Eames and their association with Herman Miller were the partnership of the century. If you want to learn more about Charles and Ray please visit Eames Office, the Eames Official website.
Herman Miller started life as Star furniture Co. in Zeeland, Michigan in 1905 a producer of high-quality furniture. Becoming Michigan Star Furniture Co in 1919, and then in 1923, when long time employee Dirk Jan De Pree and his father-in-law purchased 51% of the company stock, it was renamed Herman Miller Furniture Company. And remained so until the 1960s when it became Herman Miller, Inc. Until the 1930s they produced only traditional wood furniture, but the Great Depression caused a need for change and they hired modernist Gilbert Rohde who took the company in a new successful direction. Upon Rohde’s death in 1944 he was replaced by none other than the renowned George Nelson. Working with the likes of not only Charles and Ray Eames but Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Girard, and Robert Propst, to name just a few, Nelson led Herman Miller to became one of the finest names in furniture and design.
This is an amazing large and prestigious table by an iconic duo. You need to make it yours!!