Early Eames Round Plywood Coffee Table $1950
This table was actually given by Charles Eames himself to his close friend, Katharine Kuh soon after the table was first produced in 1946. Katharine Kuh was a major figure in the art world for six decades. She opened a gallery in Chicago in 1935 where she was the first in the U.S. to show Kandinsky, Leger, and other avant- garde Europeans. She then became curator of Modern Art at the Art institute of Chicago. where she remained for several decades. Later, she assembled the first corporate art collection for the First National Bank of Chicago. She was art editor for the Saturday Review and friends with many leading artists, designers, and architects. Ms. Kuh willed the table to the current owners when she died in 1994.
The table features the molded plywood technology that Charles and Ray Eames pioneered as applied to furniture to create the simple, lightweight and beautiful molded plywood coffee table. The piece has been professionally restored and is in excellent condition. The chrome legs have some very minor marks of age but has been shined and there is no flaking. The original bumpers between legs and table top are intact. It features the original label for the Hermann Miller Company with the Evans Plywood Co. logo. A classic with an impressive provenance.
34" diameter x 15"h