This rare DTW-3 table with walnut veneer top and detachable maple legs is in very good original condition. Great piece for the true Eames collector, much harder to find than an Evans LCW or a Zenith rope edge chair. This example is lower than commonly seen, and also features a different leg attachment. Stamped DTW3.
Replacing the Eames Tapered Leg DTW table in 1950, this was the second generation of the DTW, the abbreviated name of the Dining (D) Table (T) in Wood (W). This new version of the DTW changed the visual appearance of the table entirely and brought it into line with the metal leg table (DTM) by utilizing the exact same tops, only changing the bases. This idea of interchanging bases was a constant theme with Eames furniture, prevalent throughout the plywood, fiberglass and Alu group ranges. The earlier DTW had no relative connection to any other designs. The DTW’s legs changed from 90 degree bent plywood forms into a solid circular wooden design that were sleeker, more contemporary and offered greater stability. Although the legs were not folding, like it’s DTM sister table, they could be easily removed for stowing. As with the DTM, the DTW tops were available in either a natural veneer such as Walnut, Birch or Ash, or plastic coated in white or grey. The DTW tables were made by Herman Miller until 1957.