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Long forgotten, the Eiermann table frame by Egon Eiermann from 1953 was revived with the help of the young Stuttgart furniture manufacturer Richard Lampert and today is rightly celebrated for the simple genius it is. Today the Eiermann table frame 1 which with its modern, functional design perfectly mirrors the clarity of Eiermann's buildings is a popular solution for those looking for elegant and uncomplicated desk solutions, and by architects appreciative of Eiermann's logic. Indeed so popular is the frame with architects it is often refereed to as the architect's desk.

Details

Product type Table frame for use as a desk
Dimensions

(1) Height: 66 cm (72 - 85 cm with extensions)
(2) Depth: 66 - 78 cm
(3) Length: 110 cm
Material Frame: steel, varnished or chrome plated
Colours Table frame
Chrome
Clear lacquered steel
Black
Basalt grey
Silver
Bronze
White
Oxide red


Material advice "clear lacquered steel": Please note that during production of the frame variants with the powder coating " clear lacquered steel", all surface treatment prior to powder coating is intentionally omitted. The clear lacquer coating is deliberately conceived to emphasise an intended technical-workshop expression (for example, the presence of distinctive welding spots). It is intended that discolouration, and also rust formation, under the powder coating arises/remains and is visible. The tubes are only degreased for processing. Following welding no additional sanding, smoothing, polishing or other cosmetic work is undertaken.

Clear steel

Variants Diagonal support cross bar either central (according to original Eiermann design) or aligned towards rear (allowing more freedom for the legs):
Central Offset

An overview of all combinations can be found here:


Optional extensions (5 steps, each 35 mm - allowing table height of 72 - 85 cm)
Functions & Properties Height adjustable with optional extensions
Assembly Please click on picture for construction manual (ca. 0,1 MB).
Care We recommend cleaning with a soft, slightly 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 Table top for Eiermann table frames and accessories for Eiermann tables
Product datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,2 MB).

Popular versions

Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Basalt grey, Offset, 110 x 66 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Basalt grey, Offset, 110 x 66 cm, With extension (height 72-85 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , White, Centred, 110 x 66 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Bronze, Offset, 110 x 66 cm, With extension (height 72-85 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , White, Offset, 110 x 78 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Silver, Centred, 110 x 66 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , White, Centred, 110 x 78 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Silver, Centred, 110 x 78 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Bronze, Centred, 110 x 78 cm, With extension (height 72-85 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Bronze, Centred, 110 x 78 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Oxide red, Centred, 110 x 78 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Oxide red, Centred, 110 x 78 cm, With extension (height 72-85 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Silver, Offset, 110 x 78 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Bronze, Offset, 110 x 78 cm, With extension (height 72-85 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Oxide red, Offset, 110 x 66 cm, With extension (height 72-85 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Basalt grey, Offset, 110 x 78 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Oxide red, Offset, 110 x 66 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Bronze, Offset, 110 x 78 cm, Without extension (height 66 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Oxide red, Offset, 110 x 78 cm, With extension (height 72-85 cm)
Eiermann 1 Table Frame , Bronze, Offset, 110 x 66 cm, Without extension (height 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.

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 his frame 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 clear lacquered steel?

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.

Design Story

The Design

The design of the Eiermann table frame was developed by the architect Egon Eiermann, one of the most influential Germany architects of the 1920s to the 1960s. Created in 1953 the frame reflects Eiermann's interpretation of a modern, functional design. The Eiermann frame is stabilised by an angled crossbar, a feature which is not only structurally important but aesthetically defining and which allows the design to exude a clarity and ease typical for Egon Eiermann's work as an architect. The crossbar can be placed either in the centre or offset set in the frame. Not least because of the importance of its creator the Eiermann table frame is very popular in architectural circles and is therefore sometimes called the architect's table. However the Eiermann table doesn't just belong in architects offices, rather an Eiermann table belongs anywhere looking for a timeless, classic example of post war European design.

Production

Since the 1990s the Eiermann Table Frames have been produced by the Stuttgart designer furniture manufacturer Richard Lampert. Company founder Richard Lampert acquired in 1995 the rights to the manufacturer for the all but forgotten original design and brought the desk classic back on the market. Lampert produces the Eiermann Frames in various sizes and colours, including a special version for children. The term Eiermann Table Frame 1 serves to distinguish Eiermann's 1953 frame from the that developed in 1965 by the workshop manager of the Technical University of Karlsruhe, where Eiermann taught. The Eiermann Table Frame 2 is, although visually very similar, technically not quite as sophisticated as the Eiermann original and licence-free. In addition to the table frames Eiermann 1 and Eiermann 2 Richard Lampert also produces Eiermann table tops for the Eiermann Tables Frames.

One of Egon Eiermann's better known buildings: The Neue Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin. Source: Bundesarchiv-B 145 Bild-P060400

Manufacturer

Richard Lampert founded his contemporary furniture company in 1993. Lampert, who had already gained extensive experience in the furniture business, wanted to start a company which offered an eclectic mix of of classic and contemporary design. Although particularly well known and celebrated for his re-editions of Egon Eiermann furniture, in particular the Eiermann table frames, Richard Lampert offers an internationally relevant portfolio of products from designers as varied as Herbert Hirche, Peter Horn or Otto Sudrow and has recently launched a very successfully children's collection created by young international designers.

The Eiermann table is produced by the Stuttgart based furniture manufacturer Richard Lampert.

Designer

Egon Eiermann was born on 29 September 1904 in Neuendorf, today part of Babelsberg, and died on July 19, 1970 in Baden-Baden. After studying architecture at the Technical University Berlin, Eiermann worked between the 20s and 60s as a freelance architect, initially in Berlin but later globally. Among his most important works is without question the New Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin. His first commercial furniture designs arose in the 1950s in response to the need for post-war furnishing solutions. Typical of his works is a simple, austere geometry and an immediate visibility of function. In addition to his famous Eiermann table frame Egon Eiermann also designed several chairs which have gone on to define furniture history.

The Architecht and designer Egon Eiermann.

Historical Context

Eiermann's work falls in that age of modernism which is often referred to as "second modernity". Egon Eiermann began his work as an architect in the 1920s and worked almost until his death in 1970 as an architect and furniture designer. Although his work thus falls within the period of the Bauhaus he is not considered in this movement. It was indeed only in the 1950s in context of study trips to the United States that he first met the likes of Walter Gropius , Marcel Breuer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Unaffected by the problems of the Second World War, in post-war Germany Egon Eiermann became one of the nation's most important architects, his a lightness and freshness promoting and progress symbolizing the hope of a better brighter future. In addition, post-war Egon Eiermann was the first German designer who developed furniture collections that could hold their own against the international competition. The architect and designer Egon Eiermann is now considered a leading figure of the second modernity, is designs are closely related to functionalism, and in this context, the concept of "good form" which defined German design of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Eiermann Table: Accessories

Eiermann Height Extension

Eiermann Table Extension - Flexibility in height and angle

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.

Eiermann mounting set