Modern Icons: The Playful Eames Elliptical Table

Having difficulty finding a coffee table to go with that extra long and rather low couch? Be Sure to check out the Eames Elliptical Table. Produced by Charles and Ray Eames in 1951, the table has come to typify California’s playful modern style. Lucky for us, it had been re-released in 1994 by Herman Miller. In fact, since this ideabook goes to post, many sources have a 15 percent -off Herman Miller sale going on, so grab it at a lower-than-usual cost as you can.

Niki Papadopoulos

At 89″ long, the table holds its own in a large sitting area.

Herman Miller EamesĀ® Elliptical Table – $749

The Eameses were wild about experimenting with plywood; this dining table consists of four layers of birch plywood on steel cable bases. It’s available in white or black laminate.

Skylab Architecture

The table retains a low profile, making the ideal setting for heaps of novels, books and vases filled with flowers.

Elad Gonen

Obviously the table looks fantastic with additional mid-century classics like the Eames Lounge Chair.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

Here the designer perched a black laminate Elliptical table atop a white shag throw, allowing it to stand out rather than disappearing into the dark floors.

Kathryn Waltzer

The table is not restricted to living rooms; this functions nicely in a bedroom seating space. Additionally, there’s absolutely no rule stating that your coffee table must be shorter than your couch. This table is longer than the couch, and the proportions are perfect.

This is also an apt choice for a room which is longer than it is broad, as the proportions highlight length.

Niki Papadopoulos

Let’s not forget the smart cable foundations the surfboard-inspired shirt sits upon. Within this area, the arrangement of the tower in the artwork has a enjoyable connection with the construction of the table base.

Modern Icons: The Eames Shell Chair
Modern Icons: The Eames Walnut Stool
Modern Icons: Florence Knoll Table Desk

See related