Charles and Ray Eames applied the same breakthrough technology that resulted in their famous Herman Miller - moulded plywood chairs to create this simple, lightweight, imaginative table in the mid-1940s.
The table's round, slightly indented top and gently curved legs are shaped by the Eameses' process of sandwiching thin wood veneers under heat and pressure.
Three strong, lightweight hardwood inner plies are pressed between natural face veneers.
The table speaks eloquently of the fertile early years of classic Eames design.
Like many designs by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Molded Plywood Family is a result of a philosophy that views design as an ongoing journey of evolution, insight, and delight. For the designers, everything was a process and an exploration. When they married and began working together in the 1940s, part of their journey involved exploring seating solutions crafted from one piece of material—a curved, single-shell form in which the seat and back are one.