Grey Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames Round ET108 Contract Table
An example of an original, used, Herman Miller Grey round Eames ET108 medium sized dining table on classic 4-star contract base, with a rich walnut wood edging. The multi-functional capability of this table is the perfect embodiment of Charles and Ray’s ambition when designing their iconic products.
As part of the aluminium range, this table was part of a large design group sparked during the design and furnishing of J. Irwin Miller’s house. The contract table was designed to be used in the office or as an alternative approach to a dining/café table. The four legs became a synonymous symbol of the Eames Aluminium group and was used across the dining, meeting and coffee tables they included in the range.
The popularity of the designs’ meant this range has changed little over the many years they have been produced. The versatility of the items means they are not restricted to the areas their names may suggest. It is not uncommon to find these pieces being used as dining tables, side tables or within offices due to their ergonomic structure and this great example will prove to live up to that esteem.
The table is in very good condition, with no major scratches or marks, and the picture is reflective of this, although further pictures are available upon request. The table is stamped with its factory code ET108 and the shadow of the black rectangular label indicates this table was produced between 1970 and 1984 by Herman Miller.
The table measures 36" in diameter and is 28” 1/2 tall.
The Eames aluminium group is a highly coveted design group. The office chairs are always popular and can also command a reasonable price, especially early examples. The tables are slightly more niche, but to the right collector, they can be slow but steady investment pieces.