The Eames House built by Charles and Ray Eames in Pacific Palisades, California in 1949 is an exceptional example of mid-20th century modern architecture and was designated a national historic landmark in 2007. It is maintained by the Eames Foundation, which was founded in 2004.
The Eames House is nestled in a eucalyptus grove, of which two had to be cut down by the Eames Foundation in 2018 as part of the site's conservation management plan. To ensure that these beautiful trees were utilised in a manner worthy of their origin, Herman Miller and Vitra – the only two manufacturers of original Eames furniture in the world – collaborated with the Eames Foundation to transform the timber into around 600 solid wood table tops for a limited edition of the Occasional Table LTR by Charles and Ray Eames.
Warm in colour, the eucalyptus tops are combined with the slender black powder-coated wire base to give the compact occasional table a contemporary natural look – enhanced by the added emotional value of the wood's origin.
Vitra and Herman Miller are each offering around 300 pieces of the Occasional Tables LTR Eucalyptus.
Table top: solid wood with oiled finish, eucalyptus.
Base: black powder-coated steel wire.
Origin of wood: eucalyptus (Eucalyptus) from California, USA.
Occasional Table LTR
The LTR (Low Table Rod Base, 1950) is a small, versatile occasional table designed by Charles and Ray Eames, who used it in their own home in a variety of different ways. A number of these tables are still found in the Eames House today. Standing individually or in groups, some are decorated with objects from the Eames collection, while others simply serve as a practical side table next to an armchair or sofa.
The LTR is available with a chrome-plated or black powder-coated base and a choice of…
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.