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EM Table

Jean Prouvé, 1950

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The EM Table adheres to the aesthetics of necessity, illustrating the interplay of structural forces in a way that typifies the work of Jean Prouvé. The table comes in a range of sizes with tops in solid wood, veneer or HPL laminate in a selection of colours. It is perfectly suited for a variety of meeting settings, canteens and restaurants, as well as for other public or semi-public environments.
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Table top in HPL (2)
Material description
  • Solid wood table top: 34 mm thick, oiled finish; natural or smoked oak (Western Europe, Poland) or American walnut (USA).
  • Base: bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth). Colour options matched to Standard SP chair.
  • Veneer table top: 39 mm thick; natural or dark stained oak (Europe), protective natural lacquer finish.
  • Base: bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth). Colour options matched to Standard SP chair.
  • HPL table top: 40 mm thick, high pressure laminate surface and edges.
  • Base: bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (fine texture). Colour options matched to Standard SP chair.
Product family
EM Table
The designer and engineer Jean Prouvé developed the EM Table around 1950 for the project 'Maison Tropicale'. Adhering to the aesthetics of necessity, even the smallest details of this table are determined by its construction. The canted legs are connected by a crossbar, illustrating the structural forces and flow of stresses in a way that is typically seen only in engineering structures. The EM Table is available with table tops in solid wood, robust HPL laminate or – for tops measuring 2000 or…
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This product was designed by
Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé, who regarded himself as an engineer throughout his lifetime, was both the designer and manufacturer of his product ideas. His unique oeuvre, ranging from a letter opener to door and window fittings, from lighting and furniture to prefabricated houses and modular building systems, encompasses almost anything that is suited to industrial production and construction.
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