Herman Miller Select® began as a once-a-year limited edition release in 2008, its masterfully crafted items intended for those with discriminating taste and an eye for design. The 2012 release was developed to honor the contributions of Ray Eames on the 100-year anniversary of her birth.
Herman Miller's 2012 Select Edition Eames® Wire Base Low Table is a practical and versatile piece. Uniquely interpreted, this 10-inch-high table works anywhere you need a small surface that makes a big statement.
Distinguishing the individual contributions of a creative duo is difficult, and this is certainly true of Charles and Ray Eames. Yet, it is also true that Ray brought to their creative endeavors a gift for color, extant from childhood and honed under the tutelage of the abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann. It wasn't until she began her studies at the Cranbrook Institute of Art that she turned her attention toward design. Once asked about this choice, Ray replied, "I didn't give up painting, I just changed palettes."
To honor Ray's contributions, Herman Miller chose to celebrate the Eames® Wire Base Low Table in two Select bold colors — cobalt blue and yellow-gold — all favorites of Ray. To ensure the Select edition is both practical and beautiful, it is veneered in ash, treated with a rich aniline stain, and has a correspondingly colored wire base in durable powdercoat. The Blue and Yellow hues of this Select edition also adorn the panels that punctuate the exterior of the Eames' Case Study House #8, welcoming guests as they approach the home.
The HM Select Eames® Wire Base Low Table is available for a limited time only.
This is the 5th limited edition product from the HM Select™ program, and is only available for a limited time.
Dimensions: 15.5" W X 13.25" D X 10" H
Designer: Charles + Ray Eames
A chair that looked like a potato chip. Another that resembled a "well-used first baseman's mitt." A folding screen that rippled...
With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."
That look and their relationship with Herman Miller started with molded plywood chairs in the late 1940s and includes the world-renowned Eames lounge chair, now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.View other products by Charles + Ray Eames
Manufacturer: Herman Miller
Herman Miller has been dedicated to design for more than 75 years. With a design legacy that began under the leadership of Gilbert Rohde and George Nelson in the 1930s and 40s, the company gained a worldwide following for its modern furniture collection by the early 1950s, with chairs, sofas and tables for home and office by designers like Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. These icons of modern design developed products that still endure today. And, through continued innovation at the company and a new generation of designers and ideas, the products that Herman Miller makes today will endure for decades to come.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you. They do this by designing furnishings that improve the human experience - from pioneering the way for ergonomic office seating and furniture to stewarding environmental leadership in its business and manufacturing processes, product material useage and product life cycles. Herman Miller's longstanding commitment to the world around us continues to drive design solutions for the modern home and workspace. The company continues to develop its designer relationships with names like Yves Behar, Jeff Weber and Studio 7 adding lighting, storage and office collections to its catalog of design classics.View other products from Herman Miller