For the Contract Tables, Charles and Ray Eames developed a universal base, whose form strongly resembles the bases of the Soft Pad Group, while the structure evokes associations with the larger Eames Segmented Tables.
The Contract Tables make perfect small meeting tables and are also ideal as bistro tables for both indoor and outdoor use. They come with a round top in a choice of two sizes or as a square model.
Table tops: available in four materials: melamine faced white surface (25 mm) with smooth straight plastic edge in white; light or dark oak veneer (Europe) (25 mm) with straight veneer edge; solid core laminate in white (12 mm) with black edge; HPL (25 mm) with black edge.
Base: stable pedestal base, four-star legs in die-cast aluminium. Available in four versions: base polished or chrome-plated with column in basic dark (RAL 9004), all chrome or all powder-coated (textured finish) in deep black (RAL 9005) or white (RAL 9010). The height of the base including screw-in glides is 71 cm; the glides can be adjusted (max. extension 10 mm) for levelling on uneven floors.
Applications: the powder-coated base can be paired with a solid core table top for outdoor use.
The design story of the Eames Tables harks back to the 1940s, when Charles and Ray Eames developed the first versions of what later became the table base. These early designs, which already reflect the designer couple’s characteristic method of thinking in systems, were suited for a variety of chairs and tables. The bases used today for the Eames Tables were created in the 1960s in conjunction with the development of the Soft Pad Chairs.
The Eames Tables are distinguished by their rational…
Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important figures of twentieth-century design. Their work spans the fields of furniture design, filmmaking, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East. When you own an Eames product made by Vitra, you know it is an original.