Charles & Ray Eames designed the small, sturdy occasional Design bijzettafels LTR in 1950. The name LTR come from the words Low Table Rod Base, which sums up well its structure and size. This design is also used it in their own residence, the famed Eames House, in a variety of different ways. Even today there are many of these tables standing there, individually or in groups, decorated with objects from the Eames collection or simply acting as side table next to armchairs and sofas. Collection Vitra Design Museum.
I’m super happy with this side table because It is small, it is versatile and it is beautiful – a design icon that will move with me wherever and whenever I decide to move. As I live in a very small appartement, I needed an item that was contemporary and handy. The LTR Bijzettafel can be used as a small side table or bedside table, and it also looks great in a group of several tables.
For now it is my practical and stylish companion with maxium flexibility. I use it wherever I need it – currently it is next to my bed holding plants and my glasses. Before that it was standing individually next to a sofa, perfect for propping up a magazine or resting a cup of coffee. They can also be lined up to form a coffee table or just as a plant holder.
Dimensions: W:39.2 x D:33.5 x H:25cm black chrome top, chromed round steel wire base.
The designs of Ray and Charles Eames, such as the iconic Lounge Chair, different versions of the Plastic Chair and the ’Hang it all’ coat rack, have always been essential part of the Vitra production. Eameses’ influence on Vitra is more than just furniture – even today, their design philosophy influences Vitra’s values, course and goals.