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Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century.

As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.

Charles (1907–78) studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser, 1912–88) was an artist, who studied under the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (the legendary institution where Charles also met his frequent collaborator Eero Saarinen and the artist and designer Harry Bertoia) and married the next year.

His technical skills and her artistic flair were wonderfully complementary. They moved to Los Angeles in 1941, where Charles worked on set design for MGM. In the evenings at their apartment, they experimented with molded plywood using a handmade heat-and-pressurization device they called the “Kazam!” machine. The next year, they won a contract from the U.S. Navy for lightweight plywood leg splints for wounded servicemen — they are coveted collectibles today; more so those that Ray used to make sculptures.

The Navy contract allowed Charles to open a professional studio, and the attention-grabbing plywood furniture the firm produced prompted George Nelson, the director of design of the furniture-maker Herman Miller Inc., to enlist Charles and (by association, if not by contract) Ray in 1946. Some of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel.

The Eameses eagerly embraced new technology and materials, and one of their peculiar talents was to imbue their supremely modern design with references to folk traditions. Their Wire chair group of the 1950s, for example, was inspired by basket weaving techniques. The populist notion of “good design for all” drove their molded fiberglass chair series that same decade, and also produced the organic-form, ever-delightful La Chaise. In 1956 the Eames lounge chair and ottoman appeared — the supremely comfortable plywood-base-and-leather-upholstery creation that will likely live in homes as long as there are people with good taste and sense.

Charles Eames once said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” For very good collectors and thoughtful interior designers, a piece of design by the Eameses, the closer produced to original conception the better, is almost de rigueur — for its beauty and comfort, and not least as a tribute to the creative legacy and enduring influence of Charles and Ray Eames.

The collection of original Eames furniture on 1stDibs includes chairs, tables, case pieces and other items.

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Creator: Charles and Ray Eames
Elliptical ETR coffee table, Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 21st century
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Greding, DE
Long “surfboard” coffee table on metal frames with cross bracing and elliptical table top made of white laminated plywood. The ETR (Elliptical Table on a Rod Base) was designed by Ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

1950s Vintage Herman Miller Eames CTM Coffee Table
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Saint Paul, MN
Third generation black CTM by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller. No label. Retains original feet. Likely produced in 1950 (due to the domes of silence) as opposed to a later ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

1st Generation Herman Miller Eames LTR
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Rare example of 1st generation LTR with label intact. Released in 1950, the abbreviated LTR stood for the Low (L) Table (T) with Rod base (R). Following the success of the plywood group in the latter half of the 1940's, the Eames LTR side table...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood

Eames "Surfboard" Cocktail Table with Elliptical Rod Base Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Diego, CA
1990;s Original long surfboard oval coffee table designed by Eames, for Herman Miller nice condition a must have piece for any Mid Century, Danish Modern home decor nice condition a ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Iron

Eames Palisades House Anniversary Coffee Table by Herman Miller, 1999
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Miami, FL
Charles and Ray Eames Palisades House coffee table, anniversary edition. Rare and collectible; numbered 98/500. In the late 1990s, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Eames house in Pacific Palisades, California, a limited edition of 500 Eames anniversary...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Eames La Fonda Slate Top Coffee or End Table for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Handsome La Fonda coffee or large end table designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller. The series was originally designed for Alexander Girard's La Fonda re...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Slate, Metal

Vintage Charles Eames for Herman Miller Rectangular White and Black Side Table
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This listing is for the side table alone. The chair and accessories pictured are NOT INCLUDED. Vintage Charles Eames white side table for Herman Miller. The rectangular end table rests on a black four-star base. The pedestal design allows for maximum leg room beneath the table. The table top is made of an easy to maintain and durable laminate material (Formica type). Leveling glides on the feet can be adjusted maintain balance on uneven floors. This white laminate top is original and features the Herman Miller label beneath. The Eames table was first designed in the Mid-Century Modern era and has endured through the decades with it’s timeless, versatile design. This table is well suited at home or in the office. Commercial settings, rentals, and homes with children benefit from the durable laminate surface. 22 7/8” Wide x 29.75” Deep x 17.75” High Condition: Original vintage condition with exceptionally clean table top. We also have a 32 inch square Eames table. A white marble Eames coffee table is also available. Complete your office with Charles Pollock Executive chairs (sold separately) in blue velvet...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Aluminum

Eames Original ETR Coffee Table
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Napa, CA
Elliptical Table Rod (ETR) - Original Eames Elliptical Table with Rod base often referred to as the Surfboard table due to its elongated shape a...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel, Zinc

Vintage coffe table CTW designed by Ray & Charles Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in SAINT-YRIEIX-SUR-CHARENTE, FR
CTW coffee table in moulded and painted plywood, designed by Ray and Charles Eames in 1946. From 1994 onwards, the publisher Hermann Miller offered the fourth generation of this mode...
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1990s Central American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood

Eames for Herman Miller 32 Inch Round White Marble Coffee Table
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This listing is for the coffee table alone. The chair and accessories pictured are not included. Vintage Eames white marble coffee table for Herman Miller. The 32″ diameter coffee table rests on a classic Charles Eames aluminum contract base with black post. The feet feature leveling glides to maintain balance on uneven floors. Eames’ coffee table is typically seen with a white laminate or wood top. This white marble top may be a post-market modification. The Eames cocktail table was first designed in 1958 and has endured through the decades with it’s timeless design. 32” round x 26” High Condition: The table top has some light wear including a couple of spots on top and small nicks along the edge. We also have two 32 inch square Eames tables and a boomerang shaped desk on an Eames aluminum base. Complete your office with Charles Pollock Executive chairs (sold separately) in blue velvet, red or blue fabric. Eames collectors will be happy to know that we have twenty naugahyde stackable Eames shell chairs...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Aluminum

Charles Ray Eames "La Fonda" Coffee Table with Metal Base, 1955
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Charles Ray Eames "La Fonda" Coffee Table with Metal Base, 1955 Discover the perfect combination of style and functionality with the Eames La Fonda coffee table, produced by Herman...
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1950s British Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Charles Ray Eames Evans Plywood Company CTW1 OTW Oblong Table Wood Walnut Birch
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company
Located in Forest Grove, PA
A rare Charles and Ray Eames CTW1 coffee table. An early version of the OTW (Oblong Table Wood) coffee table. The CTW1 was introduced in the 1940s and was first produced by Evans Ply...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood

Herman Miller white ETR coffee table designed by Charles and Ray Eames
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Athens, Attiki
Herman Miller white ETR coffee table designed by Charles and Ray Eames,1951. ETR was the abbreviated name of the Elliptical (E) Table (T) on a Rod (R) base. Long really means long in the case of ETR (226cm). But because it’s just under 75cm wide it doesn’t overwhelm the room.It stands very low and has a very distinctive shape which helped coin the alternative name of the Eames ‘Surfboard’ table...
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1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal, Steel

CTW Coffee Table by Charles and Ray Eames, United States, 1940s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Antwerp, BE
CTW round coffee table by Charles and Ray Eames for Evans Products, a timeless piece of mid-century modern design that echoes the innovation and elegance synonymous with the creative...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Walnut, Plywood

Aluminum Group Coffee Table by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Raleigh, NC
“Aluminum Group” coffee table designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Sleek design with a round wooden top. Aluminum “X” shaped base....
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller stone top 36” Coffee Table/ Early Production!
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Early Eames Aluminum Group Marble 36" Round Coffee Table. Stone sits on a metal support system that was only used briefly, or possibly pre-production. Table is in very nice shape w...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal, Aluminum

2006 Herman Miller Ray & Charles Eames CTW Round Coffee Table Wood in White Ash
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a 2006 production CTW (coffee table wood), designed by Ray and Charles Eames, produced by Herman Miller. This example was specified in white ash and came from an a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood, Ash

Charles and Ray Eames CTW Coffee Table in Plywood Herman Miller 2000s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Charles and Ray Eames CTW Coffee Table in Plywood Herman Miller 2000s. Molded birch plywood classic mid-century design. Early 2000's production.  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood

Original Eames CTM for Herman Miller - 3rd Generation
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Vintage Eames CTM in original condition. Missing the label but all the glides are present. Great condition for a table of this age with just a few light spots on the top (see picture...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ash, Plywood

1970s Herman Miller La Fonda Coffee / End Table by Ray & Charles Eames in Marble
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a rare and original La Fonda coffee / end table, designed by Ray and Charles Eames as part of their work for the La Fonda Del Sol restaurant by Alexander Girard. T...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Metal

Eames Herman Miller Evans OTW 1946 Coffee Table Maple Cinema Prop
By Evans Products Company, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is an original maple Eames OTW coffee table, produced by Evans approx. 1946. This particular example is all original. The table has been well...
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1940s American Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Maple, Plywood

1970s Herman Miller Eames Girard La Fonda End Coffee Table w/ Round Slate Top
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a La Fonda end or coffee table, produced by Herman Miller and designed by Ray and Charles Eames. This series was designed for the La Fonda restaurant, designed by ...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum, Chrome

RARE Eames Evans Experimental Molded Plywood Coffee Table 1945 Pre Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a very rare and early Evans plywood coffee table, produced by Evans Molded Plywood Division and designed by and with Charles and Ray Eames. Two or so of these tab...
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1940s American Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood

Herman Miller La Fonda Coffee Table by Charles and Ray Eames, Marble Top
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
"La Fonda" coffee table by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller 1975 The La Fonda table was part of the "La Fonda Group" Furniture line for Alexande...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Chrome

"La Fonda" Marble Top Coffee Table by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Diego, CA
A gorgeous "La Fonda" coffee table designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller with original Botticinno marble top and polished aluminum base, circa 1970s. This rare table wa...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Eames Elliptical Surfboard Coffee Table
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A Herman Miller Eames elliptical surfboard coffee table. A very stunning coffee table from legendary designers Herman Miller and Eames. This very low ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

La Fonda Tables by Charles & Ray Eames, Travertine, Chrome, Signed
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Kansas City, MO
La Fonda table designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Alexander Girard's La Fonda restaurant interior. The table shows very few signs of use. This can be us...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Travertine, Chrome

Early Production "CTW" Molded Plywood Coffee Table by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Coronado, CA
A delightful early production molded plywood "CTW" coffee table by Charles & Ray Eames circa mid 1950s. A wonderful, lightweight design with curvy contours and an overall soft and ge...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plywood

Eames CTW-3 Coffee Table by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
This early vintage coffee table by Charles and Ray Eames is an important and iconic design. The result of the couple's experiments in molded plywood, the table is visually and physic...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Ash

Pair La Fonda Tables by Charles & Ray Eames, Travertine, Chrome, Signed
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Kansas City, MO
Matching pair of La Fonda tables designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Alexander Girard's La Fonda restaurant interior. These two tables have been toget...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Charles Eames "Aluminum Group" Coffee Table by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern coffee table features a white laminate top with black rubber trim and supported by an aluminum base. The original Eames for Herman Miller sticker is affixed t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Plastic

Herman Miller Eames La Fonda Coffee Table
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful and iconic Herman Miller Eames La Fonda Coffee table chrome base with new custom marble top. All foot glides present for use on m...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Chrome

Herman Miller for Eames Surfboard Table
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern black top coffee table with Eiffel metal base. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Leather

Midcentury Table Vitra Ray and Charles Eames, 1980s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Praha, CZ
- Very practical - Marked by label.
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1980s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Metal

Charles Eames Herman Miller Green Marble Side Coffee Table
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Mid-Century Modern coffee table designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. An extruded aluminum four star base with a rich green marble top.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Aluminum

Charles Ray Eames Marble Coffee Side Table Aluminium Group Couch Table
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Telgte, DE
Charles Ray Eames marble coffee side table Aluminium Group couch table An Eames Aluminum Group couch table with original marble top and an old four-foot ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Aluminum, Steel

Charles and Ray Eames Pair of Coffee Tables
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Milano, IT
Charles (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988). Pair of coffee tables with rosewood top and ebonized wood legs. Evans Products/Herman Miller, US, late 1940s.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Wood

Early Eames for Herman Miller CTM Coffee Table, Newly Refinished
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in South Bend, IN
An iconic Mid-Century Modern CTM coffee table Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller USA, 1950s Ebonized ash top, with steel leg...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

Charles And Ray Eames coffee and cocktail tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Charles and Ray Eames coffee and cocktail tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Charles and Ray Eames coffee and cocktail tables, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original coffee and cocktail tables by Charles and Ray Eames were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider coffee and cocktail tables by Harvey Probber, Brown Saltman, and John Widdicomb. Prices for Charles and Ray Eames coffee and cocktail tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $840 and can go as high as $8,850, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,400.
Questions About Charles and Ray Eames Coffee and Cocktail Tables
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Charles and Ray Eames are famous for their chair designs. The couple released their first iconic Eames Lounge and Ottoman in 1956 and went on to create more chairs that changed the idea of comfortable seating. In addition to being great furniture designers, Ray and Charles were also graphic and textile designers, architects and film-makers. Shop a collection of Eames chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    Charles and Ray Eames were related by marriage. Charles studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser) was an artist who studied under painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit and married the next year. Shop a selection of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Charles and Ray Eames have been recognized as the 20th century’s most influential designers and are best known for their highly recognizable chairs. The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are an iconic duo in modern-styled furniture, and s​ome of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel. Find vintage Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    For Charles and Ray Eames’ chairs designed for Herman Miller, molded plywood, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, bent and welded wire mesh, and cast aluminum were used in production. You can shop a collection of Eames furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rosewood was the favorite wood of famed American designers Charles and Ray Eames. Rosewood made its way into some of the duo’s most celebrated designs, including the iconic Eames lounge chair. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of genuine Eames furniture from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, Charles Eames chairs are comfortable. The Eameses — Charles and Ray — were fascinated by ergonomics and designed chairs with comfort in mind. The legendary mid-century modernist designer-couple famously called their Eames lounge chair and ottoman “a special refuge from the strains of modern living” and described their design as having the “warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.”

    While the couple’s DCW chairs, introduced in the 1940s, prioritized ease of production and affordability of materials, the Eames lounger, which debuted in 1956, was Charles and Ray’s interpretation of luxury furniture. And to the Eameses, luxury meant, above all, comfort.

    Find vintage Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.

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