Calico Ash Herman Miller Original Vintage Eames Round ET103 Universal Table
Here we have an original Herman Miller Calico Ash round Eames ET103 Contract Table on 4-star universal base which is perfect as any conference or dining table. The multi-functional design of this table was the perfect embodiment of Charles and Ray’s focus when designing their iconic products.
As part of the aluminum 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 aluminum 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 does show signs of its age on its top and on the edges, it shows that it has had a bit of a harder life but it still does have a lot to give. The base does have a small section where the metal has been chipped away. It in no way affects the stability of the table but just slightly impairs the look of it. Further pictures are available upon request.
The table is stamped with its factory code ET103 and the universal base was available from the 1960s.
The table measures 42" diameter and is 28” 1/2 tall.
The Eames aluminum 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.