Released in 1962, a year after the matching side and arm chairs, the Eames La Fonda side table was a small but upmarket incidental table marketed for a variety of uses in the home or workplaces. The table sported the beautiful and distinctive 'La Fonda' polished Aluminum base with double vertical column and 4 spider like feet. The tables sold in modest but consistent numbers and a version of the table remained in the catalog well into the 1990's.
The Eames La Fonda Side table was released with model and catalog number 3679 which remained the same until the 1990's where it simply became known as the Eames La Fonda Table. The table was only ever produced with a luxurious natural stone top, making it quite different from the Contract or Universal base tables from the Eames portfolio that sported more generic finishes as standard. The first tables were sold with a semi translucent White Onyx with natural brown veins but over the years other stone tops would be utilized including Cararra, Perlatto and Bottoccino marbles as well as real slate. The polished Aluminum base could alternatively be purchased in white or grey solid painted finish.
The Eames La Fonda series was famously designed at the bequest of Alexander GIrard for the New York based restaurant of the same name in 1961. Despite that, the actual series released for general sale did not include a dining size table, only the chairs and the side table, the reason for this will never fully be understood.
|Onyx, Cararra, Perlatto and Bottoccino marble
|Aluminum - Polished, White or Grey
|Nylon Foot Glides
The distinctive La Fonda base in polished Aluminum with its mirrored double columns, thin legs and nylon feet