There are many Charles and Ray Eames designs that stick in the mind, many that have lasted the test of time. Besides some of the famous chairs the duo produced, like the Eames Lounge Chair and the fiberglass series, it is perhaps arguable that some of the coffee tables are next on that illustrious list.

The coffee table is a focal piece, standing in front of the sofa or lounger, it’s an invitation to rest that heavy mug or hardback from your hand. Charles and Ray Eames recognized both the purpose and importance of the Coffee table and this is the reason they produced them right from the outset. In fact, each series of major furniture ranges that they produced all had a corresponding coffee table, testament itself to its importance.