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Unique Low LTR


This table was made at the Eames Office and utilizes the top of a production model Low Table Rod, or LTR, with a unique silver coating. Although its purpose is unknown, around the same era the Eameses created a shell chair base to stabilize it for use at floor level, and early promotional images for their entry to the Museum of Modern Art’s “International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design” picture a stone slab barely raised above ground level in place of a table. While it may have been an experiment for possible commercialization, this table was more than likely something that could be employed for special uses, such as an exhibition installation or unique gift.

  • Manufacturer: Office of Charles and Ray Eames
  • Medium:Silver coating, Micarta, Baltic birch, steel
  • Dimensions:2 3/4 x 15 5/8 x 13 3/8 in. (7 x 39.7 x 34 cm)
  • Design Date:1949
  • Item:2019.2.355