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Under the name Eiermann table, smow offer complete table/desk solutions based around the Eiermann 1 and Eiermann 2 table frames in combination with the Eiermann tabletop developed by Richard Lampert. The Eiermann 1 frame was designed in 1953 by EgonEiermann and revised in the sixties under the name Eiermann 2. Today the Eiermann table is a much sought-after classic desk, and one which is particularly popular with architects.

Details

Product type Table for use as desk or dining table
Dimensions

(1) Depth: 80 / 90 cm
(2) Length: 120 / 140 / 160 / 180 / 200 cm
(3) Height: 68-87 cm
Colours Table top
Linoleum schwarz
Melamin weiß mit Eichekante

Table frame
Chrom
Schwarz

Crossbar
Eiermann 1, centred
Eiermann 1, offset
Eiermann 2, centred
Eiermann 2, offset

Material Table top: melamine with oak edges or linoleum
Table frame: Steel, chrome plated or lacquered
Variants Available with either a diagonal (Eiermann 1) or vertical (Eiermann 2) support crossbar

Table frame Eiermann 1 and Eiermann 2 as well as table top separately available in many more colours and sizes
Function & properties Height adjustable up to 17 cm
With diagonal or vertically offset supportive crossbars, only usable from one side
For use as a dining table the mounting set for extra security is to be recommended
Assembly Delivery includes table top, table frame, extensions

Eiermann 1 Eiermann 2

Please click on picture for construction manual (ca. 0,1 MB)

Please click on picture for construction manual (ca. 0,1 MB)

Care Recommended is the use of soft, damp cotton cloth.

Any discolouration and colour residues from the galvanisation process that may have arisen during the production of chrome-plated frame parts do not represent a material defect, are not dangerous to health and have no influence whatsoever on the function/longevity of the table frame. If the deposits cannot be removed with a mild, standard household scouring milk, they can be easily removed with a paint cleaner / polish (e.g. from car accessories) using a soft cloth. We recommend that the cleaning is first carried out on a concealed area.
Warranty 24 months
Product family Eiermann tables
Accessories Accessories for Eiermann tables

Popular versions

Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 160 x 80 cm, Chrome, Vertical,  offset (Eiermann 2), 135 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 160 x 80 cm, Chrome, Vertical,  offset (Eiermann 2), 100 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 180 x 90 cm, Chrome, Vertical,  offset (Eiermann 2), 135 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 160 x 80 cm, Black, Vertical,  offset (Eiermann 2), 135 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 140 x 80 cm, Black, Vertical,  offset (Eiermann 2), 100 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 140 x 80 cm, Chrome, Angled, centred (Eiermann 1), 110 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 160 x 80 cm, Black, Vertical,  offset (Eiermann 2), 100 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 180 x 90 cm, Black, Vertical,  offset (Eiermann 2), 135 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 200 x 90 cm, Chrome, Vertical,  offset (Eiermann 2), 135 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 160 x 80 cm, Chrome, Angled, centred (Eiermann 1), 110 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 160 x 90 cm, Chrome, Vertical,  centred (Eiermann 2), 100 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 160 x 90 cm, Chrome, Vertical,  offset (Eiermann 2), 135 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 200 x 90 cm, Chrome, Angled, centred (Eiermann 1), 110 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 160 x 80 cm, Chrome, Vertical,  centred (Eiermann 2), 100 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, Linoleum black (Forbo 4023) with oak edge, 120 x 80 cm, Black, Vertical,  offset (Eiermann 2), 80 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 180 x 90 cm, Chrome, Vertical,  centred (Eiermann 2), 135 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 200 x 90 cm, Chrome, Vertical,  centred (Eiermann 2), 135 x 66 cm
Eiermann Table, White melamine with oak edge, 180 x 90 cm, Chrome, Angled, centred (Eiermann 1), 110 x 66 cm

FAQ

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Should the answers to your questions not be found here, our service team can be contacted Mon-Fri, 8 am to 6 pm via +49 341 2222 88 22.

What is the difference between the Eiermann 1 frame and the Eiermann 2 frame?

With the Eiermann 1 frame the crossbars are positioned diagonally. With the Eiermann 2 frame they are vertical

Can the Eiermann Table also be used as a dining table?

The Eiermann 2 frame with the central crossbars can be used a dining table, as the table can be accessed from both sides. Something that is not possible with other variations. For use as a dining table we would however recommend the use of the mounting set to secure the table top to the frame.

Can the table top be used on both sides?

The melamine coated and linoleum table tops can have light tears that mean one shouldn't use the underside. The solid oak and solid core laminate table tops can however be used on both sides.

Design Story

The Design

The Eiermann Table is based on a 1953 Egon Eiermann design; namely a metal table frame with a diagonally placed support crossbar. In 1965 the design of the original frame was adapted to feature a vertical support crossbar. A variation that also made the frame easier to dismantle and transport. Easier to dismantle and transport but less elegant that the original Eiermann table frame. In addition to the Eiermann table frame the contemporary furniture producer Richard Lampert also offer an accompanying table top. A striking example of functional modernism the Eiermann Table - or architects table as it is often referred to on account of its popularity in the profession - is a design classic that is a simple as it is practical.

Eiermann Table with table frame 1 and table top in melamine white with oak edges

Designer of the Eiermann Table: Egon Eiermann

Production

In 1995 Richard Lampert acquired the licencse to produce the Eiermann Table Frame 1, since when his Stuttgart based company have produced both the original Eiermann Table Frame 1 and an adapted licence-free Eiermann Table Frame 2 version. Both models are availble in a range of sizes and colours and are offered by (smow) as complete set with a table top under the package "Eiermann Table". In addition Richard Lampert produce and supply a children's version of the Eiermann Table.

Designer

Born on 29th September 1904 in Neuendorf near Berlin Egon Eiermann grew to be one of the most important and influential German designers and architects of his generation. Following completion of his studies at the Technischen Hochschule Berlin Egon Eiermann originally worked in Berlin before fleeing to Karlsruhe during the war. Post-war Eiermann developed numerous landmark projects including the Neue Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, the administrative offices of the West German parliament in Bonn and numerous department stores for the company Horton. works that, more often than not were accompanied by controversial, heated, discussions on account of Eiermann's modernist approach. More universally acclaimed however was Eiermann's furniture design work. Objects such as the Eiermann Table or his numerous chair projects not only being appreciated then but having become design classics since. Egon Eiermann died on Baden-Baden on July 19th 1970 aged 65.

Historical context

Despite studying in the 1920s, Egon Eiermann doesn't belong to the Bauhaus ranks but rather is associated with so-called Secondary Modernity and functionalism. Indeed it wasn't until the 1950s on a tour of the USA that he first met the likes of Marcel Brauer, Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. In comparison to such men Eiermann was able to continue his career post-war in Germany, a situation that helped him become acknowledged as the father of German functionalism. In addition to the likes of Arne Jacobsen or Alvar Aalto Egon Eiermann was one of the main representatives of a branch of functionalism that called for, and got, clear, light designs. Egon Eiermann was also one of the first European designers of his generation to grasp that furniture needed to be able to be mass produced in order to be successful: a condition he realised with more than a degree of finesse and charm.

Producer

In 1995 Richard Lampert received permission to produce Egon Eiermann's 1953 table frame and in addition to producing the original Eiermann also brought the adapted and licence-free 1965 version with the vertical supporting crossbar, the Eiermann 2, onto the market. In addition to producing the table frames, table tops and a series of accessories, the Stuttgart based company also produce and distribute works by verity of international designers accross all product groups.

An Egon Eiermann classic: Thee Neue Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche Berlin

Eiermann Table: Accessories