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Plywood During the War

Molded Plywood Table with Tubular Aluminum Base

Charles Eames, Ray Eames

1944

This rare, complete molded table was likely made after Ray and Charles made splints, but before they experimented with the molded elephant. The tubular aluminum base has the sensible and straightforward qualities found in later Eames furniture. The base can be disassembled to store and ship flat—a design constraint they were working with during the years of fabricating splints for the US Navy.

There is a stamped circular Evans Products logo on the underside.

  • Manufacturer: Evans Products Company, Molded Plywood Division
  • Medium:Birch, aniline dye, aluminum
  • Dimensions:29 x 42 x 29 3/4 in. (73.7 x 106.7 x 75.6 cm)
  • Item:2019.1.35