A versatile design moves outdoors

A small, low table of elegant rectilinear proportions, the Eames Wire Base Low Table Outdoor is ideal for just about any task. Lightweight and easy to move, they are easily arranged and rearranged depending on the occasion. They can be grouped to offer a large surface, or spread out among guests. A selection of stone tops and weather-resistant powder coatings give this classic 1950 Eames design a new lease of life outdoors.

A cut above

The first step in creating the Eames Wire Base Low Table Outdoor was to choose a selection of stone finishes that would be durable and provide a natural complement to the existing design, while also contributing a unique character of their own.

An Eames Wire Base Low outdoor table paired with a gray outdoor chair.
An angled view of a rectangular Eames Wire Base Low outdoor table with a marble top and black wire base.

We sourced our stone from four North American quarries and named them after their respective home states: Georgia White Marble, a luminescent stone from the same source that was used to create Daniel Chester French’s 1920 sculpture of Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial; Georgia Grey Marble, a cloudy grey stone from the same location used in the 2004 renovation of New York’s Museum of Modern Art; Wisconsin Black Marble, a unique dark stone speckled with lustrous green and grey veins; and Quebec Graphite Granite, a subtly patterned granite composed of deep hues used to rich effect in Chicago’s John Hancock Center.

Once extracted, two 1-cm-thick slabs of stone are cut to order with a bevelled edge derived from the original Eames design and given an eggshell-like honed finish.

A rectangular Eames Wire Base Low outdoor table, showing the two-centimeter-thick marble top with a beveled edge.