Calvert Chess Coffee Table

Calvert Chess Coffee Table

Manufacturer: e15 furniture

Calvert is colourful, collapsible coffee table from Ferdinand Kramer's "Knock Down" collection with a playful chess design to celebrate the designer's 120th birthday

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Designed in 1951, the Calvert table is one of the earliest examples of flat-packed furniture, reflecting a societal change in the expectations of our homes and furnishings.

A prime example of Kramer's vision, it features a straightforward and functional design that is easily inverted and collapsed. Comprised of two intersecting plywood sheets and a top measuring 1.2cm thick, each component is cut out of a single sheet.

While simplistic in form, the angular cut outs of the base reveal a sculptural quality. Celebrating Ferdinand Kramer's 120th birthday, the Calvert chess edition is based on a cardboard picnic version Kramer originally proposed for Coca-Cola in 1951. The special edition features a silkscreen black chessboard printed on natural oak or lacquered neon red oak.

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e15 stand for consistent, progressive design coupled with high-grade materials and innovative, handcrafted production methods.

e15 design furniture that celebrates essential forms. Named after the London postcode where their first workshop was based, the company has since relocated to Frankfurt and are now one of Germany's most celebrated design brands. 

Known best for their pioneering use of solid wood, e15's Bigfoot Table is the perfect embodiment of their philosophy, its geometric lines softened by the natural markings and characteristics of solid oak and walnut.  The company soon embraced working with other materials such as precious metals, marble and bold colours as seen in the Enoki and Habibi coffee ...

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