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Charles Eames Tables

American, 1907-1978

The legacy of Charles Eames looms large in design. In partnership with his wife, Ray, Charles was at the forefront of pioneering innovation in the use of molded plywood for furniture making. The Eameses’ cheerful and inviting work has endured among the most important advancements in the history of 20th-century design.

Together, visionary mid-century modern duo Charles and Ray Eames introduced a wide range of renowned furniture to the postwar market, including iconic designs such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, the wildly colorful birch plywood-and-plastic-laminate Eames storage unit, the Eames compact sofa and more. The designers were trailblazers in molded plywood furniture and brought lively organic form to metal and plastic.

Charles Eames studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. He traveled to Mexico and Europe, and experienced firsthand the work of designer-architects Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In 1930, upon returning to Missouri, Eames opened an architecture practice with Charles M. Gray but later moved to Michigan in 1938. He received a fellowship at Cranbrook Academy of Art, which would become a breeding ground for the stars of mid-century design. Eames continued his architecture studies at Cranbrook and also taught in the design department.

In 1940, Eames met his future wife, artist and designer Beatrice Alexandra "Ray" Kaiser, who was studying at Cranbrook under Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. Charles teamed up with another Cranbrook instructor, Finnish-American designer Eero Saarinen, to explore the possibilities of plywood for use in furniture design.

With support from Ray, Charles and Eero created chairs and case pieces and submitted them to the “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City — among them was the groundbreaking organic Side chair made of molded plywood with maple legs. It was upholstered by Heywood-Wakefield. This exhibition is considered critical by many to the popularization of what is known as mid-century modernism. Eames and Saarinen won first place for their submissions to the competition.

Charles and Ray were married in 1941 and soon after moved to Los Angeles, California, and lived in an apartment building designed by architect Richard Neutra. Charles worked on set design at MGM, and at night, in a humble workshop they established in the guest bedroom, he and Ray experimented with molded plywood on a homemade device they called the “Kazaam!” machine. In 1942, the couple won a U.S. Navy contract to create molded plywood leg splints that would be used to support wartime medical efforts. Soon, the Evans Product Company was making the splints and the Eameses opened the famed Eames Office and studio.

The Eameses’ innovative use of wire framing, molded plywood and applied fabrics caught the attention of many notable figures in interior design and architecture, including George Nelson, director of design at Herman Miller, a now-legendary modern furniture manufacturer. The company enlisted the Eameses’ talents and was eventually home to the couple’s classic pieces such as the Eames DCW chair and the DCM chair.

Find an extensive array of vintage Charles Eames seating, tables and case pieces on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Charles Eames
Segmented Base Conference Table by Charles Eames for Vitra
By Charles Eames, Vitra
Located in Dronten, NL
Large Charles & Ray Eames Segmented Base conference table made by Vitra in 2001. Beautiful beech book matched veneer one piece tabletop, marked with production date label. The base m...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Aluminum, Chrome

1950s Gaming Table by Charles Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A square dining or game table with an ash top, on folding steel legs. Model DTM.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Steel

Charles & Ray Eames Contract Table Oak veneer for Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra, Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant small dining or bistro table by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra. The table has a chrome-plated aluminum base with a powder-coated stand and a table top veneered with oak and so...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Aluminum, Chrome

Early Charles Eames Dining Set
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Early Charles Eames Dining Set, This set consists of Four DCW Dining Chairs in Birchwood and Rare DCW-1 Walnut Dining Table. Tables measures; 29¼ h × 54 w × 34 d in Chairs measures: ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Birch, Walnut

Circa 1960s-70s American Circular Table by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
A circular dining or work table, made by Herman Miller, c.1960s-70s. Designed by Charles Eames. Mid century modern Aluminum Group, 4 prong chrome base with white laminate top with bl...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles Eames Tables

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Aluminum, Chrome

Charles Eames Early CTW Evans Products Co.. Plywood Coffee table
By Charles Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic California modernist design. Survivor. Molded plywood design. Awesome grained top pattern. Nice rich caramel patina that occurs with age. Fine original vintage condition. Ol...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles Eames Tables

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Wood

Vintage Charles Eames LTR Table Herman Miller
By Charles Eames
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A fine Charles Eames, LTR table. Birch veneer, zinc base, all original-unrestored. Signed with a medallion label underneath.
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1950s American Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Zinc

La Fonda coffee table by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Diego, CA
La Fonda coffee or large end table designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller. This series was designed for the La Fonda restaurant, designed by Alexander Gi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Slate, Chrome

Vintage Modern Round Dining Table by Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group HMA
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Vintage Modern round dining table by Herman Miller, Eames Aluminum Group HMA Maker label present Four-star base with round table-top ...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Round Seven Foot Conference Table in Rosewood
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A glorious and monumental Mid-Century Modern conference table or dining table designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller in rosewood. Segmented aluminium base with a 7’ roun...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles Eames Tables

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Aluminum, Steel

Side table by Charles Eames for Herman Miller 50s
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in PARIS, FR
Side table by Charles Eames for Herman Miller. This model was designed in the 50s for the American firm. The relationship between Charles Eames and Herman Miller was an emblematic collaboration that revolutionised design and furniture in the 20th century. As a designer, Eames contributed his creative genius and innovative vision, while Herman Miller, as a manufacturer of quality furniture, provided the platform to bring their ideas to life. Their partnership resulted in the creation of iconic pieces such as the Eames...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Metal

Vintage Charles Eames LTR Table Herman Miller
By Charles Eames
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A fine Charles Eames, LTR table. Birch veneer, zinc base, all original-unrestored. Signed with a medallion label underneath.
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1950s American Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Zinc

Midcentury Rosewood Table Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Herman Miller Eames rosewood conference or dining table. Gorgeous figurative grain detail and patterns. On rare polished chrome and aluminum segmented base. Rosewood has been discont...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles Eames Tables

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Chrome, Aluminum

Herman Miller Eames Wood Top Dining Table on Aluminium Base with Casters
By Charles Eames
Located in London, Lambeth
A beautifully styled and iconic vintage table designed by Charles & Ray Eames and made by Herman Miller. This dates from around the 1960-70's, the condition is very good for its age....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles Eames Tables

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Aluminum

1 Herman Miller Eames Conference or Dining Table
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Herman Miller Eames 48" conference or dining table. Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907. Ray Kaiser Eames was born in Sacramento, C...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Charles Eames Tables

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Aluminum

1 Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Table
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Herman Miller Eames 42" aluminum group table. Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1907. Ray Kaiser Eames was born in Sacramento, Californi...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Charles Eames Tables

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Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Round White Laminate Side Table
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller mid century round white laminate side table This side table measures: 29.75 wide x 29.75 deep x 25.5 inches high, ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Metal, Chrome

Contemporary Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Dining Bistro Table, USA, circa 2000s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Miami, FL
Contemporary Eames office dining, bistro, side, or end table. Rendered in durable white laminate wood top with a two tone aluminum and white powder coated base. This table has an ext...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Charles Eames Tables

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Aluminum

Vitra/Herman Miller Conference table Charles Eames Segmented Table round 400 cm
By Charles Eames
Located in Köln, NRW
Conference table set consisting of four parts, veneered in very rare precious wood Thuja. Frame aluminium chromed, top wood veneered in rare thuja wood, to...
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Mid-19th Century German Antique Charles Eames Tables

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Metal

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Dining Table
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
36" Eames for Herman Miller dining table Laminated top with contract aluminum 4 star base. Great for dining or conference room settings. Signed Eames. 29" height.        
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Charles Eames Tables

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Aluminum

Mid Century Round Coffee Table Charles Eames Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Baltimore, MD
Rare 1950's coffee table designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller, early production, Aluminum Group. Features a beautifully circular molded laminated Formica white top with grey e...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Metal

Charles and Ray Eames CTW 'Coffee Table Wood' for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Eames for Herman Miller Coffee Table ("CTW"). Iconic Mid-Century Modern designer coffee table bearing "Eames Herman Miller" label. Excellent figuring in the birch wood grain. Bentwoo...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Charles Eames Tables

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Birch, Bentwood

Charles Eames for Knoll, Round Segmented Dining Table, circa 1964
By Knoll, Charles Eames
Located in Paris, FR
Segmented dining table with five legs, Charles Eames for Knoll, circa 1960. Base in polished aluminum cast with adjustable rubber feet, original tray in Carrara marble, 1.18 in thic...
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1960s French Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Carrara Marble, Aluminum, Steel

Segmented Base Conference Table by Charles Eames for Vitra
By Vitra, Charles Eames
Located in Dronten, NL
Very large Charles & Ray Eames Segmented Base conference table made by Vitra in 2007. Custom order walnut book matched veneer one piece tabletop. Marked...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Eames Tables

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Aluminum, Chrome

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Charles Eames tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Charles Eames tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Charles Eames tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original tables by Charles Eames were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Founders Furniture Company, Kipp Stewart, and Brown Jordan. Prices for Charles Eames tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $4,999 and can go as high as $9,799, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,399.
Questions About Charles Eames Tables
  • 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 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 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.

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