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The Eiermann 2 table frame is a slightly modified version of the original EgonEiermann table frame from 1953. The variation was realised in the 1960s by the then workshop manager at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, where Eiermann taught. With its vertical support bars, either placed centrally or slightly off-center, the Eiermann 2 offers advantages in terms of comfort, transport and construction, albeit in a marginally less refined construction. Richard Lampert currently offers both designs, also as a set with a matching table top.
||Frame for dinning table or desk
(1) Height: 66 cm (72 - 85 cm m. with extensions)
(2) Depth: 66 - 78 cm
(3) Length: 80 - 135 cm
||Stainless steel, chrome plated steel or colour lacquered steel
||Vertical support crossbar either centrally located or offset
Optional extensions (with 5 steps, each 35 mm - allowing a table height of 72 - 85 cm)
Original table frame Eiermann 1 with diagonal crossbar also available
|Function & Properties
||Height adjustable with extensions
For use as a dining table, we recommend the Eiermann mounting kit
||Please click on picture for construction manual (ca. 0,1 MB).
||We recommend cleaning with a soft, slightly damp, cotton cloth.
||Table top for Eiermann table frames and accessories for Eiermann tables
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How much weight can the frame support?
Lampert recommends a maximum weight of 90 kg for the Eiermann table frame. The frame can support a greater weight; however, should the table be knocked from the side or is otherwise moved, the frame can develop a certain "momentum" and potentially deform.
Which table top can be used with the frame?
Egon Eiermann designed the original frame (the so-called Eiermann 1) without an associated table top: his students simply used any available board as a desktop. The manufacturer Lampert however offers table tops in various sizes to match the various frame sizes. The table top should always protrude sufficiently beyond the frame - i.e.e.g, for the 78 cm deep frame, choose the 90cm deep table top.
What is the difference between the frame colours chrome, silver and colourless?
The silver frame is a silver lacquered finish which in contrast to the chrome frame is more matt. The chrome plated frames shimmer. With the colourless frame the steel tubing itself is visible - and thus also not only are the welds visible but over time changes in the material may occur. The colourless version of the Eiermann frame has a "raw" industrial character and is often ordered by architects and artists.
In 1953 Egon Eiermann created a table frame that would go on to adorn offices for the next six decades. With its characteristic oblique support cross bar the Eiermann table frame is a table frame like no other. No less unique is the free choice of table top for the table frame: in principal anything can be used. However because the refined design of the original Eiermann Table Frame 1 was sometimes perceived as being impractical, Eiermann table manufacturer Richard Lampert also produce a second, adapted and licence-free, version of the Eiermann table frame. Created in 1965, so a few years after Egon Eiermann has completed his original design, the workshop manager at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, where Eiermann taught, devised an slightly altered version of the design. Popularly referred to as the "Eiermann Table Frame 2", this version features a vertical support crossbar, thus allowing more freedom under the frame than in the Eiermann 1 version. Two versions of the Eiermann 2 frame are available from Richard Lampert, one with the support crossbar placed centrally and one with it slightly offset
The Hortenkachel. Developed in 1960 by Egon Eiermann
Eiermann 2 frame, offset and central
In the 1990s Stuttgart based furniture manufacturer Richard Lampert acquired the license for the Eiermann Table Frame 1 and in addition to producing the original Eiermann also brought an adapted and licence-free version, the Eiermann 2, onto the market. The Eiermann table frame is available in a range of materials and colours and can be combined with a table top, also supplied by Richard Lampert.
Designer Egon Eiermann
Born in 1904 in Neuendorf (now part of Potsdam-Babelsberg) Egon Eiermann is among the most important architects of the post-war Germany. Eiermann studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin and in the following decades worked on numerous projects - perhaps most notably, and at the same time most controversial, of which being the 1961 New Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin. A further much discussed aspect of Egon Eiermann's oeuvre was his numerous constructions for the Stuttgart department store chain Horten AG: constructions which gave the world the so-called Hortenkacheln -a true love it or hate it piece of facade styling. Much less controversial are Eiermann's furniture designs. Created from the 1950s onwards Eiermann's chairs and tables are widely regarded as design classics and for all the Eiermann table is more popular today than ever. Egon Eiermann 1970 died in Baden-Baden.
Although Egon Eiermann studied architecture from 1924 to 1927 - so at the height of Bauhaus - his work stands in no relation to the avant-garde design and architecture movement. Egon Eiermann's main work was created after the Second World War and is considered part of the so-called "second modernity". Only later, on a study trip to the USA in the 1950s, die Eiermann become acquainted with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, and a few years later with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Eiermann's work stands for modernity, mediates a freshness and lightness, symbolizes progress and remains to this day an inspiring and exiting oeuvre. In addition Eiermann's designs also reflect that time honoured principles of functionalism and good form expression.
The Eiermann Table Frames are manufactured by Stuttgart based producer Richard Lampert. The company itself was founded in 1993 by Lampert upon his acquiring the license for the Eiermann Table Frame 1. Since then the company has grown and today offers a sophisticated, international furniture range of classic and contemporary furniture by international designers such as, for example, Peter Horn, Herbert Hirche and Otto Sudrow. In addition of course to Egon Eiermann.
Richard Lampert: Manufacturer of the Eiermann table frames
Eiermann Table: Accessories
To allow for more individual height adjustment options these Eiermann
Table extensions allow the basic height of 65 cm to be increased in five
stages of 35 mm up to maximum height of 85 cm. Because each extension
can be individually adjusted the extensions also allow the table frame
to be angled, for example, for use as a drawing table.
Mounting set - For fine adjustments and fixing
For fixing or finely adjusting the table top the Mounting set
allows height differences of up to 20 mm to be evened out. Leaving no
excuse for uneven surfaces!
Cable trough - For a little order under your desk
Safely and securely store cables and similar objects under your Eiermann
Table with the cable trough.
Available in a range of sizes for all the Eiermann Tables the cable
trough simply hangs in the frame and solves all those cable salad
Height adjustable feet - The simple solution for uneven floor surfaces
Uneven floor surfaces can make correctly positioning a desk a tiring
business. The Richard Lampert height adjustable
feet are simply screwed into the Eiermann table frame and can
even out differences of between 20 and 40 mm. Thus ensuring the work
surface you deserve. Regardless of where you work.
castors turn a static Eiermann table frame into a mobile office
element that can be effortlessly transferred from A to B and back again
as required. And with each set containing two castors with a brake,
security is also included. Through the castors the table top height is
raised by 70 mm
Eiermann Table Frame 1 vs Eiermann Table Frame 2
The Eiermann table frame 1 is an undisputed classic of contemporary
furniture design. Designed in 1953 by Egon
Eiermann the table frame is composed of two steel tube side
elements joined, and stabilised, by a diagonally attached crossbar.
Utilising a minimum of material to achieve a maximum of stability in an
object that remains true to Eiermann's aesthetic principles, the
Eiermann table frame 1 is as unique in its construction as it is
flexible in its uses.
Eiermann Table Frame 1
Eiermann Table Frame 2, offset
Eiermann Table Frame 2, centred
The adapted version of the table frame with the vertical supporting
crossbar was developed in 1965 and is, as with the original model, known
as the Eiermann table frame. Indeed over the years the name Eiermann
table frame 2 has established itself in common parlance to distinguish
the version designed directly by Egon Eiermann and the adapted version.
In direct comparison of both frames one instantly realises that
the Eiermann 1 typifies Egon Eiermann's attention to fine detail
more than the rather industrial Eiermann 2.
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