Vitra ETR is a low coffee table with its elegant elliptical shape that ressembles a surfboard and was quickly given the nickname "surfboard table". With its double chromed base, the table formally references a theme repeatedly varied on by the Eames, namely that of shaped steel rods welded together to make a fixed, static structure.
The edge of the table shows the beauty of the layers of plywood making a neat finish.
ETR = Elliptical Table Rod Base
Material: Laminate table top HPL with plywood core, steel wire chrome plated base
Charles & Ray Eames are one of modern design's most recognisable partnerships. Born in the early part of the 20th Century Charles and Ray Eames married in 1941 and moved to Los Angeles, where together they began experimenting with techniques for the three-dimensional moulding of plywood. The aim was to create comfortable chairs that were affordable.
Playful and fun, the Eames' had a great energy that lives through their iconic products today. "Take your pleasure seriously" was a favourite saying of Charles Eames.