As with many Eames table designs, the 1675 Table was related to another family of designs. An illustrated Herman Miller price list notes that the “base has same [sic] characteristics as 675 chair base, with polished aluminum finish and Black enamel steel tubes.” The chair in question is the lobby lounge better known as the Time Life chair, first produced in late 1960 as part of the Eameses’ design for the publishers’ New York City executive offices. This series of tables (all numerically named) was available at two different diameters, three different heights (the 1679, at 25½” high, was billed as a “low conference table”), and with a variety of material options for the tops. This table can be seen as an evolutionary step away from the more rigid geometry of the Eames aluminum group contract bases, but not quite as developed in form as the later Eames universal bases. The use of this table was limited to fixed positions, because unlike the universal bases, these bases could not take casters.
- Manufacturer: Herman Miller, Inc.
- Medium:Micarta, particle board, steel, aluminum, vinyl
- Dimensions:28 1/2 x 42 in. (72.4 x 106.7 cm)
- Design Date:1961