VitraSegmented table (1964), Charles & Ray Eames
Charles & Ray Eames are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and photographic arts. Their Lounge Chair, aluminum series and plywood chair already feature on Wikiconic.
In 1964, the office of Charles and Ray Eames designed a table with a single segmented base, constructed of modular units that could support tops of different lengths and widths. Today, more than 50 years later, Eames tables are the benchmark office and conference tables. The secret of this lies in the ingenious modular base, which allows an extensive variety of sizes and shapes. Together with the unlimited range of finishes, made available by Eames license-holders Vitra (in Europe) and Herman Miller, it means you can have exactly the table you need for a particular task and location.
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