Design Objects - Small table 759 designed by Charles Eames

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Charles Eames has played a truly unique role in the design industry: as from 1940 he and his wife Ray Eames revolutionized the way in which we interpret objects today. Only a place like Los Angeles, with its liberated cultural climate and its debates on European values, could accept their eccentric design concept.

His greatest success arrived in 1940 when he designed, along with Eero Saarinen, the winning chair at the ”Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition, for the Modern Art Museum. The chairs were exhibited at the museum in 1941 and proved their use of highly innovative molded multi-layer curved in shell shape, not in a single direction as in the case of Aalto or Breuer, but in two directions, thereby creating a true three-dimensional “sculpture”.

Followed many exceptional design objects, among whom the small table 759, today produced by the Italian producer ALIVAR after the patterned design of Charles Eames.

The coffee table 759 with frame in painted or chrome-plated steel wire. Top in plywood with top layering in black or white laminate, has a three dimensional shape and quite an exaggerated size (taking into consideration it is supposed to be a small table):

W225 H26 D73,5 cm 

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