Eames Segmented Tables Meeting
Charles & Ray Eames, 1964
The Segmented Tables can be equipped with power and data connections as well as wireless charging technology; cables are concealed in the base columns.
- Table top: HPL high-pressure laminate surface (25 mm) with black edge; or oak veneer, light or dark (25 mm), with flat veneer edge.
- Base: components for segmented base include legs, spreader connectors, spreaders, columns and spiders. Legs and spreader connectors made of die-cast aluminium, polished, chrome finish or powder-coated; columns and spreaders made of steel, chrome-plated or powder-coated; spiders made of die-cast aluminium, powder-coated.
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 construction and aesthetic understatement. For decades they have facilitated communication, teamwork and interaction in offices, public spaces and homes. They meet today's requirements with intelligent power and data solutions and modern technologies such as wireless charging. This table family comprises the large-surface Segmented Tables and the smaller Contract Tables. High-quality materials guarantee an unusually long product lifespan. All models are available with HPL tops, which have a distinctive rounded black plastic edge, or in a choice of wood veneers. The Eames Contract Tables are also offered with melamine-faced or solid core tops, the latter of which are suited for outdoor use.
Charles & Ray Eames
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.