Eames Contract Tables
Charles & Ray Eames, 1968
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, flat plastic edge in white; light or dark oak veneer (Europe) (25 mm) with flat veneer edge; solid core material 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.
- Outdoor use: version with a powder-coated base and solid core top suitable for utilisation outdoors on a temporary or seasonal basis, following care instructions. After prolonged exposure to the elements, clean and store away in a dry, sheltered place to ensure lasting use and avoid any deterioration in appearance.
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.