Elliptical Table ETR
On account of its resemblance to a surfboard, the low elliptical coffee table ETR (Elliptical Table Rod Base) quickly acquired the nickname ‘surfboard table’. With its twin chrome-plated base elements and laminated top in black or white, the table’s construction takes up a common theme in the work of the Eameses, namely that of bent steel wire welded together to make a rigid structure.
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ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Charles Eames, born 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and opened his own office together with Charles M. Gray in 1930. In 1935 he founded another architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and joined the faculty the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Sa ...