The Little Dude low table emerged for me for as a response to the Herman Miller low table designed by the Eames’. The odd thing is, this idea emerged because I saw a photograph of one of these tables in a magazine and I thought to myself, what did the Eames’ call those little dudes?
I’d always thought that the size of the table was kind of silly – I thought it was so small that it was beyond practicality. But then I made a prototype for myself – with my dimensions 16″L x 10″W x 10″H – and I lived with it for a while, and that’s when I discovered how practical this little dude actually is!
It’s a perfect size as a mobile side table. In my house I like to have a little table by whatever chair I’m sitting in – So I can just pick this Little Dude up and place it wherever I need. It also works well as a stool – it’s not too low for adults, and it’s also a great size for children.
They stack up nice and neat, and the rubber feet give them traction on any surface.
Unlike the Herman Miller tables, I use solid wood for the table surface. This makes the table much more resistant to wear in the long term, but will also show signs of use/age in a graceful way. The great thing about solid wood is that you can sand and re-finish it.
The base is made from solid mild steel and is available in many powder coated colors.