Task table

Richard Lampert

Eiermann I (1953), Egon Eiermann

Egon Eiermann (1904) is one of the most important and influential German designers and architects of his generation. His classic task table is much sought-after and particularly popular with architects. Designed in 1953, the Eiermann table frame is composed of two steel tube side elements joined, and stabilised, by a diagonally attached crossbar. One of Eiermann’s aesthetic principles is to utilize a minimum of material to achieve a maximum of stability and with his table he just did that.

In 1965 the design of the original frame was adapted to feature a vertical support crossbar so the table could also be used as a dining table. In direct comparison of both frames one instantly realises that the Eiermann I typifies Egon Eiermann’s attention to fine detail more than the rather industrial Eiermann II. In 1995 Richard Lampert acquired the licencse to produce the original Eiermann I Table.

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