Red Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames 1678 Coffee Table
A luscious, vintage and original Herman Miller Contract Table with an exquisite red wood top designed by Charles and Ray Eames for J. Irwin Miller’s house. A wonderful coffee table, especially with its textured red finish, would look at home in any living space. The solid wood and solid base mean it is very sturdy and it will easily be a statement piece no matter where it is placed.
The Eames’s were approached by Alexander Girard to produce a range of interchangeable indoor and outdoor items for Miller’s house. Designed by Eero Saarinen, Girard commissioned the Eames’s to help furnish it. The table was designed in conjunction with the early Eames aluminum chairs, making the table part of the aluminum group and was initially designed to be used outdoors. Other items that emerged from this group are the Eames Contract Table, Meeting Table and Dining Table.
The gorgeous red top on the table does require a little bit of restoration, but the marks are consistent with its age. The base is in very good shape, it only requires a bit of a clean.
The stamp underneath indicates the table was produced on the 31st of August 1962.
The table measures 91cm in diameter and is 41cm high.
With its original finish, this coffee table should prove to be a great investment piece. The aluminum group had higher than normal asking prices when first produced which helps this item with retaining its value.
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