LTR (Low Table Rod Base)



1950 – Present

Eames LTRs, also known as Occasional Tables, are small in size (just 10 inches high), but have a large impact on any room. Loved for their versatility, LTRs can be lined up, stacked like shelves, used as coffee or bedside tables, and more.

The design can still be seen throughout the Eames House today, displaying shells, combs, small objects, and other “good stuff” that Charles and Ray collected over the course of a lifetime.

In creating the LTR, the Eameses applied materials and processes used in their prior furniture designs. They had already experimented with welded wire rods for their LAR Molded Plastic Arm Chair (the so-called Cats Cradle Base), the DCM and LCM plywood chairs, and a number of tables.

The LTR’s rod base supports a table top available in a variety of surface treatments. Vitra offers it in many beautiful colors, including real gold leaf, and Herman Miller now has a model suitable for outdoor use.

Current Production Models

  • Occasional Table LTR

  • Wire Base Low Table LTRT

    Herman Miller
  • Wire Base Low Table Outdoor

    Herman Miller