Eames Elliptical Table
Charles and Ray Eames considered many shapes for this large table introduced in 1951, but their final choice was elliptical. It reminds some of a surfboard. That’s fitting, given that the Eameses enjoyed commanding views of the Pacific Ocean from their California home and studio.
Charles and Ray Eames spent many years experimenting with wire rods, work that yielded a number of breakthrough products in the 1950s–including the wire-rod base for this table, Eames wire-base tables, Eames wire chairs, and other products.