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The designer and engineer Jean Prouvé developed the EM Table around 1950 for the project 'Maison Tropicale'. Adhering to the aesthetics of necessity, even the smallest details of this table are determined by its construction. The canted legs are connected by a crossbar, illustrating the structural forces and flow of stresses in a way that is typically seen only in engineering structures.
The EM Table is available with table tops in solid wood, robust HPL laminate or – for tops measuring 2000 or 2400 mm in length – wood veneer.
|Collection||Vitra EM Table|
|Materials||Table tops in solid wood: 1.3" thick, with oiled ﬁnish; natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut. Base: bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth), matched to the colors of the Standard chair base.|
|Care Notes||Wood is long-lasting, especially when its qualities are properly exploited. Furniture made of wood reacts to its environment; exposure to light, for example, alters its colour. And it is able to adapt its own moisture content levels to that of its environment. In the case of excessive fluctuations in temperature and humidity, however, it reacts by cracking and warping. Vitra treats its solid wood tabletops with oil to highlight and protect the properties of the natural material. To avoid stains and other damage, liquids should be wiped away immediately. Vitra seals its veneers with a high-quality finish. Because of this, a soft, slightly damp cloth – with a mild detergent in the case of stubborn dirt – is sufficient for cleaning solid wood and veneer surfaces. Wet surfaces should be dried immediately with a cloth. Do not use any harsh cleaning agents or care products containing silicone or abrasives. We do not recommend using furniture polish or wax.|
|Dimensions||29.2 h x 35.4 w x 86.5 l|