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EM Table

EM Table
by Vitra

Designed by
Jean Prouvé
for Vitra 1950

The aesthetic appearance of Jean Prouvé’s EM Table adheres to structural principles, illustrating the flow of forces and stresses in its construction. It comes in a range of sizes with table tops in premium solid wood or HPL laminate in a choice of colours

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.


Available in a selection of finishes. Please enquire for further information.

Short Lead: selected bases available, please enquire directly.


Solid wood table top: 34mm thick; natural oak with oiled finish, dark stained oak with protective natural lacquer finish, or American walnut with oiled finish.
Veneer table top: 39mm thick; natural or dark stained oak (Europe), protective natural lacquer finish.
HPL table top: 40mm thick, high pressure laminate surface and edges.
Base: bent sheet steel and tubular steel, powder-coated (smooth). Colour options matched to Standard/Standard SP chair.


EM Table: Width: L1800 / 2000 / 2200 / 2400 / 2600mm

Height: 740mm x Depth: 900mm

Lead time+
Bases available in stock.
Tops made to order locally 4 - 6 weeks.

Table Lead Time: Approximately 18 - 22 weeks.
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