On account of its resemblance to a surfboard, the Vitra Eames Elliptical Table ETR (Elliptical Rod Base) quickly acquired the nickname ‘surfboard coffee table’. With its twin chrome-plated base elements and laminated top in black or white, the table’s construction takes up a common theme in the work of Charles and Ray Eames, namely that of bent steel wire welded together to make a rigid structure.
Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important figures of twentieth-century design. Their work spans the fields of furniture design, filmmaking, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East. When you own an Eames product made by Vitra, you know it is an original.