Charlotte Coffee Table
The Charlotte coffee table from e15 is part of a collection that revives the enduring designs of Ferdinand Kramer, a prominent German functionalist architect. Originally crafted in 1951 as part of Kramer’s acclaimed “Knock-Down” series, this round coffee table is named after his friend, the artist Charlotte Poseneske. Created from a single sheet of plywood, it incorporates versatile and collapsible legs. In terms of base dimensions, it shares similarities with the square Calvert table, but Charlotte distinguishes itself with its larger round table top. This exceptional piece is available in oak veneer as well as a selection of colored lacquer finishes.
An architect, interior designer, and furniture designer, Ferdinand Kramer is best known for his minimalist and functional designs. Born in 1898 in Frankfurt, Germany Kramer spent the first few years of his adult life as a soldier in World War I. After the war he studied for a few months at the Bauhaus before leaving to continue his education in Munich with Theodor Fischer. During his early career, Kramer created furniture designs for Thonet as well as product designs, including metal utensils and the Kramer Oven. Between 1925-1930 he worked with Ernest May designing housing projects in New Frankfurt. Kramer left Germany in 1938 due to the upcoming Nazi terror. World War II broke out the following year and he emigrated to the United States. While in the U.S. He developed the knock-down foldable furniture that is a large part of his design legacy. After returning to Germany in 1952, Kramer became the director of building for the Goethe University in Frankfurt, over his tenure Kramer designed 23 buildings for the university. His work shaped the architecture of the largest university in Frankfurt.
More in FurnitureView All
More in Ferdinand KramerView All