For this week’s blog post we thought we would take a look at a very interesting Wiki segment on the Eames.com website, which is about Desks and Tables!
A few weeks ago, we released a blog post about the EDU Work Desk Series which many of you said you found insightful. Although that was about a specific desk, there are a few more fantastic tables that we haven’t yet covered. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the read!
The purpose of any Eames table is for them to be versatile and be adaptable in any environment or setting.
There were several Tables/Desks released in the history of Eames. Some of them you may recognize, such as the 2500 Series Conference Table, Segmented Dining, Work & Conference tables, The famous EDU Work Desk Series, Contract Base Dining & Work Tables and finally Universal Base Dining & Work Tables. All of which we will outline in this blog post.
First up we have this Eames 2500 series work and conference table. Released in 1963, these adaptable tables came in variable-sized tops.
This table had a height of 28.625" (72.70 cm) and was available in a variety of 6 different lengths. Also manufactured in Europe as well as the US, by the licensed manufacturers, they were only available in the most popular sizes after 1964.
You can find out the popular sizes on the Eames.com Wiki!
(Image courtesy of D Rose Modern)
If you ever want to buy one of these fabulous tables, we will give you a tip to identify the authenticity of the table.
It is important to check the labels on the pieces as they have been copied over the years. If the item does not have a label, this will indeed make it difficult to identify which model it is you're buying exactly and whether the table is the original or not.
According to our Wiki, it's important to check for the wood grain, base finish and the ageing around the table base and top!
The Segmented Dining, Work & Conference Tables was released in 1964 and the base allowed the flexibility of having a variety of different top sizes which is one of the reasons why this is such a standout piece.
The Eames Desk Unit does not need much of an introduction due to how famous it is. But we will give you one anyway!
It was released in 1950 and it was a part of the range of the sister plywood storage units. 3 generations were released, but one of the primary reasons for its creation was to provide affordable but top-quality furniture.
We have more information about this stunning desk in the blog post which was created for it!
Did you know that there were a variety of 3 tops available with the contract-based tables? These were ‘outdoor', ‘laminated' and finally ‘veneer' tops.
This range was designed in 1957 to be released in conjunction with the Alu Group series in 1958. The veneer tops were very popular, and this was evident because, in the 1960s, the tables were increased in-stock levels with the veneer top which came in numerous sizes.
However, the base has not gone through much change over the years.
Finally, let's take a look at the magnificent Universal Base Dining and Work Table. Introduced in 1961, this series was released with 3 dining options along with a matching side table according to the Eames.com Wiki.
The top came in either Wood Veneer, Laminate Plastic or Faux Wood Veneer Laminate. The Pedestal was a black steel tubing and it all stood on the base and feet which were sand casted aluminum with glides.
This range is very fascinating, and we have all buying tips and information for it on our dedicated Wiki segment.
Left (Image courtesy of Circa Modern)
And that’s it! We hope you gained an insight into the variety of Eames desks and tables which have been created over time. We have more information about every single piece of our Desks and Tables section on the Eames.com Wiki, so head over and take a look!
We hope you enjoyed this week’s blog post!
Until next time, have fun browsing!