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MCM Eames for Herman Miller Segmented Black Base Table Rectangular Top

$2,495

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Classic Eames for Herman Miller segmented base table with black base and table edge, rectangular natural oak wood veneer top, and aluminum spider attachment. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is not new so will have signs of use and wear. There were some minor scratches in the top that have been touched up and does not detract from its overall beauty. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, Nov. 6, 2000. Well, HELLO there, Eames for Herman Miller!! This is the classic segmented base design by the iconic duo of designer’s husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames. The top is rectangle with natural oak wood veneer and mounted on the Eames iconic segmented base which they designed to accommodate many different length tabletops. This base, including both legs and shafts, and table edge is black, and the spider attachment is aluminum colored. It can be used in an office as a conference table, but it would be equally as wonderful in your dining room. And, with Eames’ system approach to design, the table breaks down for easy shipping and moving! It is a handsome and timeless table that will host many options of dining or office chairs. It’s definitely an AWESOME piece of furniture thanks to the genius that was Charles and Ray Eames. 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. Charles and Ray Eames had the vision of making a better world. One in which things were designed to bring pleasure into our lives. This table can do that for you! Don’t wait… Make it yours!! Table: • Height – 28.5 Inches • O/A Width – 71.5 Inches • O/A Depth – 35.5 Inches • Top Thickness – 1 Inches • Weight – 97.2 Pounds Boxed/Crated Size: • Height – 35 Inches • Width – 78 Inches • Depth – 42 Inches • Boxed Weight – 185 Inches • Crated Weight – 290 Pounds.

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  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.5 in (72.39 cm)Width: 71.5 in (181.61 cm)Depth: 35.5 in (90.17 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 2000
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. There were some minor scratches in the top that have been touched up and does not detract from its overall beauty. Please see photos and zoom.
  • Seller Location
    Topeka, KS
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 414-TBL-3291stDibs: LU1873326340362

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About the Designer

Charles and Ray Eames

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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