Calvert is from a series of coffee tables, designed in 1951 by Ferdinand Kramer® during his time in America. Part of his successful "Knock-Down" furniture series, the square Calvert is an enduring and modern piece.
The easily invertible and collapsible coffee table consists of a tabletop and two crossing invertible sheets serving as a base for the table. Similar to a clothing pattern, the components of the table are cut out of a single plywood sheet. The intrinsically simple cut out base of Calvert reveals a sculptural quality to the table. Available in oak or walnut veneer as well as coloured lacquer, Calvert is ideally suited for diverse environments and complements the e15 collection. Calvert is delivered in three parts.
Due to his socially oriented works, Ferdinand Kramer is without doubt regarded as one of the most significant architects and designers from the early period of modernism and post-war modernism. His designs represent many values, which have only been rediscovered in architecture and design in recent years: social relevance, enduring design, durability, adaptability, intelligent use of materials, functionality, practicality and elegance.
Alongside the association with Kramer’s most important domain, Frankfurt am Main, e15 shares Ferdinand Kramer’s stance: Kramer’s designs are still capable of fascinating their beholders today as a result of radical modernity and absolute simplicity, which never seem clumsy or banal. Instead, they are characterised by a special balance of dimensions and proportions, carefully selected materials, quality and practicality.
With the Ferdinand Kramer® collection, e15 makes some of his ground-breaking original furniture designs available once more for the first time, decades after their initial productio