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Occasional table LTR - American cherry

By Vitra


  • Description

    The LTR (Low Table Rod Base, 1950) is a small, versatile occasional table designed by Charles and Ray Eames, who used it in their own home in a variety of different ways. A number of these tables are still found in the Eames House today. Standing individually or in groups, some are decorated with objects from the Eames collection, while others simply serve as a practical side table next to an armchair or sofa.
    The LTR is now also available with a face veneer of American cherry. The characteristic grain and warm colour of the wood lends a natural look to the surface, making the side table an eye-catching piece despite its small dimensions. The LTR is available with a chrome-plated or black powder-coated base and a choice of table tops: cherry veneer (new), solid wood with a natural finish, HPL plywood or gold leaf on plywood with a transparent coating.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W:39.2 x D:33.5 x H:25cm

    chromed or black coated round steel wire base.

    Table top colour: American cherry

  • Designer
    Charles & Ray Eames

    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 an architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and assumed a teaching position in the design department the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Saarinen won first prize for their joint entry in the competition Organic Design in Home Furnishings organized by the New York Museum of Modern Art. During the same year, Eames became head of the department of industrial design at Cranbrook, and in 1941 he married Ray Kaiser.

    Ray Eames, née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser, was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. She attended the May Friend Bennet School in Millbrook, New York, and continued studies in painting under Hans Hofmann through 1937. During this year she exhibited her work in the first exhibition of the American Abstract Artists group at the Riverside Museum in New York. She matriculated at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 and married Charles Eames the following year.

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    • Black
    • Chromed

    • American cherry

  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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