EM Table

Jean Prouvé, 1950

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 2400 mm in length – wood veneer.

Material description
  • Solid wood table top: 34 mm thick, oiled finish; natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut.
  • Base: bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth). Colour options matched to the Standard chair.
  • Veneer table top: 39 mm thick; natural oak or dark stained oak, protective natural lacquer finish.
  • Base: bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth). Colour options matched to the Standard 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 the Standard SP chair.
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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