Herman Miller Eames Outdoor Table, 42" Round Surface designed by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance: The timeless Eames Table has been revisited and revived for the outdoors. Herman Miller has engineered this mid-century classic to stand up to the weather by replacing parts not suitable for outdoor use, adding durable powder coating to the base, and offering stone tops that can stand the rain and look good year-round. Topped with a striking marble or granite table surface, this Eames masterpiece will become the focal point of your patio, porch, or dining room.
What's To Like: We won't pretend to know all there is to know about great design, but we're certain of one thing: this table looks really, really good. From the bullnose-cut top to the proportionately formed base, everything just feels right. And now, for the first time ever, you can take your Eames table for a walk in the rain. (Send us a video if you actually end up doing that.)
What's Not to Like: This isn't a table you'll sit at and stretch your legs all the way out in front of you. Its diameter won't allow it. On a patio or indoors, it'll work fine for a party of 4, but the low version is much better as a coffee table. Who are we kidding, though? This shouldn't be "what's not to like" as much as "things to keep in mind."
The Bottom Line: The round Eames Outdoor Table is beautiful, richly appointed, and an icon of the mid-century modern era. It's immediately recognizable for the enduring quality of its design, and will be an heirloom-quality feature anywhere you put it - on the patio, or indoors.
Low height version: 16" h x 42" diameter
Tall height version: 28.5" h x 42" diameter
Coated metal column and base in white or graphite satin
Marble or granite top
Top is cut to order and finished with a bullnose edge
Table Surface Options:
Georgia White Marble was used by Daniel Chester French for his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial
Georgia Grey Marble comes from the quarry that produced the marble used in the 2004 renovation of the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Wisconsin Black Marble is a unique dark stone, speckled with lustrous green and grey veins
Quebec Graphite Granite, a subtly patterned, deep-hued stone, was used to rich effect in Chicago's John Hancock Center
The Herman Miller Eames Outdoor Table is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: ET542
Charles and Ray Eames Designers, artists, thinkers, and filmmakers- the Eameses were married for 37 years, and operated the Office of Ray and Charles Eames together for 35 of those years. They were partners in every sense of the word, sharing a home, an office, and collaborating on every piece of furniture and film they made together. For many years it was thought that Charles had been the driving force behind most of their design work, but recent findings have proven what had always been obvious about the two; they were inseparable, and the ideas they had and the projects they worked on were mutual and cooperative.
Charles and Ray collaborated on some of the most stunning and beautiful film and design projects of the last century. They are responsible for the Powers of Ten film, Tocatta for Toy Trains (film), The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, the Eames Aluminum Group furniture, the molded plywood chair, the TimeLife chair and stool, and various award winning museum exhibitions, including Mathematica. The Eames left not a stone unturned in their lifelong quest to bring the "uncommon beauty of common thing" into modern design, and practically no medium was ever eschewed when it came to getting their point across. Separately they would be ranked extremely high on any respectable list of great designers in the 20th century, but together they were unstoppable.
The Office of Charles and Ray Eames is still operating in California, with family member Lucia (daughter) and Eames Demetrios (grandson) running the family business. A great place for innovative and now historic film, toys, furniture and exhibits, the Office of Charles and Ray Eames is a California treasure.
Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.
In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.
Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Caring and Maintenance With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning instructions outlined here.
The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service.
Stone tabletops are susceptible to staining. Exposure to insect repellents and suntan lotions and sprays may cause discoloration. Spills of acid-based liquids?such as coffee, wine, and fruit juice?should be wiped up immediately with a clean, soft cloth to avoid staining.
For routine maintenance, rinse the tabletop with warm water to remove surface dirt and wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth. For normal cleaning, wash the surface with a mixture of a mild detergent and warm water and rinse immediately with warm water. Wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth. Do not use abrasive or acid-, alcohol-, or solvent-based cleaners. They will damage the surface.
Herman Miller outdoor stone tabletops are treated with a sealer that penetrates deep into the porous surface. These tops require occasional resealing. To determine whether it's time to reseal your tabletop, pour a small amount of water onto it. If the water beads, resealing is not necessary. If beading does not occur, apply a natural stone sealer, available at hardware and home improvement stores, to provide continued protection. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for use.
Table Bases For normal cleaning, wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in a mild detergent and warm water, then rinse thoroughly and dry immediately. Remove scuff marks from low-gloss coatings with presoftened paste wax, following the manufacturer's instructions. Use automotive polishing compounds, either liquid or paste, to remove scuff marks and scratches from high-gloss coatings. After polishing, apply a presoftened automotive paste wax to restore the original sheen.
Storage Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will cause your stone tabletop to fade. Placing the table away from direct sun or covering it appropriately when it is not in use will help avoid fading. If you choose to cover your table, be sure to remove the cover when the weather is warm or humid to reduce the chance of mold and mildew growth.
We also recommend bringing the furniture indoors for storage if the temperature stays below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius) for an extended period.
Warrantied for 3 years. The following conditions above are not covered under the warranty: Natural characteristics in stone result in variations in hues, veins, crystals, and distinctive marks. These variations?as well as the subtle changes that occur as the stone ages?are typical of natural materials. Over time, the stone may fade in color, the surface may stain, and surface cracks?if not already visible at time of purchase?may appear. Small cracks do not affect the structural integrity of the tabletop. Stone tabletops are susceptible to staining. Exposure to insect repellents and suntan lotions and sprays may cause discoloration. Spills of acid-based liquids?such as coffee, wine, and fruit juice?should be wiped up immediately with a clean, soft cloth to avoid staining.