1946 – Present

In 1946, Charles and Ray applied the same breakthrough technology used for their famous Molded Plywood Chairs to create the lightweight, imaginative Eames Molded Plywood Coffee Table Metal Base. This design features the same dimpled top as their CTW, with the exception of its slim metal legs.

The surface of both versions exemplifies the spirit of early Eames designs. A round, slightly indented top creates a lean profile that forms a strikingly simple centerpiece in any residential or commercial space—whether surrounded by complementary Molded Plywood Lounge Chairs, or balancing out a sitting area with sofa seating.

Compact and versatile, Eames Coffee Tables are available in a walnut, natural cherry, ebony, or white ash finish. The CTM features legs in black or trivalent chrome.

Both strong and lightweight, the CTM weighs only 20 pounds. The design was marketed as such when it first hit showrooms, but disbelieving customers needed reassurance. As a demonstration, salesmen would stand on it to show its remarkable weight-to-strength ratio.

Current Production

  • CTM

    Herman Miller
  • CTM


Historic Eames Office Product Photos

  • CTM Herman Miller


  • CTM and CTW