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Claw Square Coffee Table

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Availability:
4 - 6 weeks
Manufacturer:
Herman Miller

Named for the metal cross brace that grasps the table's legs, the Claw Table offers an elegant solution wherever an occasional surface is called for. Available as a four-legged square in 2 sizes, this classic design sits comfortably at the center of a furniture arrangement or quietly along the sidelines. The spare elegance of the design allows the table to work in a variety of interiors and ensures aesthetic longevity.

In a 1986 interview with Metropolis magazine, Ward Bennett said, “I’m interested in the essence, the bones, in contrast to surface ornament. In any product, I ask myself, does it work? Will it last?” With this minimalist, functional approach to design, it’s no surprise Bennett created the Claw Square Table—a table that exemplifies his belief that design should be simple, functional, and timeless.

The Claw Square Table is just one of the reasons Ward Bennett was known as “the designer’s designer,” and his reputation in the design and antiques communities continues to grow. During his long career designing homes, furniture, and all kinds of accessories in New York, he was well known and much sought-after by a long list of prominent clients. Among these was financier David Rockefeller; a predecessor to Bennett’s Claw Table can be seen in the offices he designed for Rockefeller at One Chase Plaza in Manhattan.

DIMENSIONS
  • 36" coffee table
    • 36"W x 36"D x 16"H
  • 40" coffee table
    • 40"W x 40"D x 16"H

 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE. CALL 816.283.3000

 

MATERIALS

The top 3/4"-thick clear glass, and base is metal. Metallic bronze and metallic silver options have a clear powder coat finish.

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Designer

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Ward Bennett's story is a remarkable one. His career began at age 13, when he quit school to work in the garment district in New York City. At 15, he designed his first clothing collection; at 16 he left for Europe, where he continued working on fashions. 

While in Europe, he attended art schools in Florence and Paris, but he was mostly self-taught, with skills that ranged from illustrating, sculpting, and jewelry-making to furniture, interior, and home design. "I learn from people," he once said, referencing a long line of influences, including Hattie Carnegie, Hans Hoffman, and Georgia O'Keefe.

Bennett eventually settled back in New York, where his reputation earned him some of the day's most affluent clients: David Rockefeller and Chase Manhattan Bank, Tiffany & Co., Sasaki, Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli, Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner. Another—former President Lyndon Baines Johnson—asked Bennett to design a chair for his presidential library that would be "a cross between a barroom chair and a courtroom chair with a little Western saddle."

Simplicity and comfort were always his goals, and Bennett says he learned a great deal about lumbar support, the importance of chair arms, and designing the right "pitch" from working with the doctor who treated John F. Kennedy's bad back.

Indeed, Bennett designed more than 150 chairs, many of which have become classics, such as the Landmark chair, reintroduced by Geiger in 1993. (Bennett began working with Geiger in 1987, following his collaboration with Brickel Associates.)

Bennett, who died in 2003, is also considered the first American to use industrial materials for home furnishings, well before the high-tech look of the 1970s became popular. He was hailed by the American Institute of Architects for "transforming industrial hardware into sublime objects."

"There was nothing superfluous about Ward's designs, nothing 'extra,'" says Tim deFiebre, Bennett's former assistant and keeper of his legacy. "They were always honed down to their bare essence, and that is what his work is about."

Many of Bennett's designs are in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection as well as in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; he is also in Interior Design magazine's Hall of Fame.

"I think it's a real testament to Ward's work that a product 40 years old—the H frame storage—won Best of NeoCon Gold in 2004," says deFiebre. "When I give talks about design, I always say, products may go in and out of favor, depending on the foibles of fashion, but good design is always good."

Care & Maintenance

With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here.

The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.

Glass

For normal cleaning, use products specifically designed for glass.

Coated Metal

Routine Maintenance
For normal cleaning, wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly and dry. Remove scuff marks from low-gloss coatings with pre-softened paste wax, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove scuff marks and scratches from high-gloss coatings using automotive polishing compounds, either liquid or paste. After polishing, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen. For assistance in determining the appropriate color and gloss for Herman Miller touch-up paint, contact your Herman Miller Customer Service Representative.

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12 YEAR WARRANTY

What's Covered

Herman Miller's warranty covers everything—including electrical components, casters, pneumatic cylinders, tilts, and all moving mechanisms. It recognizes the changing nature of work and the need for products that can stand up to continuous use. This means that when warranty work is performed in the U.S. and Canada, Herman Miller foots the bill. They promise to stand behind their quality 100 percent. Designed to improve your environment whether it's an office, hospital, school, home, an entire building, or the world at large.

How to Schedule Service

If you need product service or repair, please contact the Herman Miller dealer or retailer. They will be able to make the final determination whether the issue is specifically covered under the warranty and eligible for replacement or repair.

Provisions that apply to all Herman Miller-branded products and services:

Herman Miller, Inc. (“Herman Miller”), 855 East Main Avenue, PO Box 302, Zeeland, Michigan 49464-0302, USA, warrants the products sold by it and its subsidiaries to be free from defects in material and workmanship, regardless of the number of shifts during which the products are used, for the warranty periods specified.This warranty covers the sale of Herman Miller product in all countries. During the applicable warranty period, Herman Miller, as its sole obligation, will repair or replace (at its option) any product, part, or component covered by this warranty and sold after the effective date of this warranty which fails under normal use as a result of a defect in material or workmanship; Herman Miller will repair or replace the aforementioned product, part, or component with a comparable product, part, or component.This warranty extends only to the original purchasers who acquire new product from Herman Miller, its subsidiaries, or its authorized resellers. Any product, part, or component must have been used according to Herman Miller’s published instructions and installed and maintained by a Herman Miller factory-trained technician or an authorized Herman Miller dealer installer. If these requirements are met, warranty coverage will be extended. Any misuse, abuse, or modification to the original product voids the warranty. Herman Miller does not warrant the performance of the product when used in combination with other than original Herman Miller product.The warranty period starts from the date of purchase.This document inclusively describes all of the warranties given and remedies available with respect to the company’s products and services. Herman Miller and its subsidiaries disclaim any other warranty whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, in relation to the products.

Herman Miller does not warrant:
• natural variations in wood grain or figure or the presence of character marks
• changes in surface finishes, including colorfastness, due to aging or exposure to light
• marks, scars, or wrinkles occurring naturally in leather
• veins, marks, voids, fissures, or cracks found naturally in stone

In addition, Herman Miller does not warrant:
• failure resulting from normal wear and tear
• pilling of textiles
• the matching of colors, grains, or textures of natural materials
• the colorfastness or the matching of colors of textiles, including an exact match to cuttings, samples, or to swatch cards
• damage, marking, or staining of veneer surfaces due to contact with rubber or similar compounds; damage from sharp objects or imprinting from writing instruments, or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight
• discoloration of Lyris™, Lyris 2, and any light-colored textiles due to soiling, stains, or dye transfer from clothing including denim
• foreign objects abrading fabric over time

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