Anyone who deals with the subject of office desks can hardly ignore the E2 table frame. Even after many years, we are still enthusiastic about the design: four legs + one connection. Reduction implemented in slender steel tubes, pure supporting structure, the essence of a table frame.
In our configurator you can put together an E2 table according to your wishes and immediately see a 3D representation of the table. You can specify the dimensions, choose from surfaces and add accessories. Each change is reflected in the configuration in real time and the complete price for your individual E2 table is displayed immediately.
If you only want to order the E2 table frame without table top, you can do this directly via the configurator. Please choose the button "none" under the selection "top". You can also change the size of the E2 table frame using the first item "Dimensions". The then adjusted dimensions are so to speak "virtual" table top dimensions. In the configuration the tabletop is shown transparent.
At the top of the configurator you first have the option "Show only quickly available variants". Quickly deliverable variants are pre-configured table configurations defined by the tabletop dimensions. The table top can also be omitted with this default setting as shown above. We have all the quickly available variants permanently in stock. Therefore we can deliver them immediately after placing an order. In the case of the variants that can be delivered quickly, the cross struts are always offset in the table frame. The desire for centrally seated cross struts automatically leads to somewhat longer delivery times.
The table top rests on the side pieces. They are orthogonally welded together from the table legs and the cross struts that connect the legs in pairs, forming an "H with two horizontal lines", so to speak. The side sections of the E2 table frame are available in six sizes. When selecting the side sections, it is important to determine at this point whether the E2 table frame has a central or an offset cross brace. The holes for the connections between the side sections and cross braces are not provided for both versions in each side section. Therefore, if you later wish to offset the cross braces, for example, you would have to get other side sections. Or to put it another way: Once you have decided, your E2 table frame will remain one with either a central or offset cross. For example, we recommend staggered cross braces for a work table placed against a wall and central cross braces for a table placed freely in the room and used from both sides.
The diagonally crossing connecting struts are the characteristic feature of the E2 table frame. They connect the side parts with each other and hold them in their upright position. As they are mounted diagonally, they prevent the parallel tilting of the side parts even without a rigid connection to the side parts (detachable screw connections). In principle, this is the same as with many shelves, where a metal cross on the back often brings stability to the construction. In the E2 table frame, the bracing cross is the defining element that makes the design easily recognisable. When buying an E2 table frame, you have to decide whether the side panels should be positioned in the middle or staggered on the side panels. However, the cross struts for both variants are the same. You also have to make a selection for the cross struts: They are available for the E2 table frame in two lengths for different table sizes.
The E2 children's table frame is simply a slightly smaller E2 table frame. However, it does not look like a miniature at any point. It is only adapted in size to the needs of children. Thanks to the height adjusters, however, it can also become a lifelong companion, because the table height can be adjusted from the childlike regions up to adult level. And if only a laptop and a hot drink need to fit on it, the other two dimensions are also sufficiently large. Well: a magazine also fits on it ...
The standard height of work tables is between 74 and 76 cm. This table height (top edge of table top) can be achieved with the E2 table frame without height adjusters: A table frame with 72 cm high side sections and a top 2.5 cm thick give a total height of 74.5 cm. However, this height can also be achieved with the help of the lower frame with a height of 66 cm and additional height adjusters. So the question is whether you want a flexible table height for your E2 table or whether the table height should be unchangeable. The chair on which you want to sit at the table is also important for choosing the right table height. If the chair has armrests, for example, you should make sure that the armrests fit under the tabletop.
In the E2 table frame, the cross braces connecting the side sections can be centrally mounted on the side sections or offset in the direction of the depth of the table frame. We recommend a central cross only for tables that are to be used from both sides. Mostly, worktables are only used from one side. In these cases, the offset cross results in noticeably more legroom and is therefore the ideal choice. The drawings in the configurator for the "Cross braces" selection above the terms Central and Offset show schematised side views of the table frame.
Where does the design of the E2 table come from and who thought it up? What is an Eiermann table? And why are there different suppliers today? Here we answer all questions about the history of the E2 table. This includes the development of the design, the producer of the table frames as well as the trademark rights to the term Eiermann. We also tell you how and when Modulor got involved with the E2 table.
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When Modulor first enquired at the metal workshop Adam Wieland Tischgestelle, the workshop still corresponded to the image of an archetypal metalworking workshop as one would imagine it: An estimated 100 m² room with locksmith's tools and equipment where craftsmen work. In addition, there was a storage area of about 15 m², for which a garage was used for other purposes. It suited us perfectly: we were the ones with the shop, which had previously housed a bakery and which, due to its growth, was sprawling into the entire old Berlin apartment building including the backyard, not even stopping at fire walls and storey ceilings. So we came to an amicable agreement on the terms of supply and purchase for table frames and began a partnership that we are still pursuing together today. In the meantime, we benefit from each other's experience and exchange and jointly develop, for example, shipping packaging and accessories.
Today, the E2 table frame is a success story for both partners. And to this day, both partners have continued to develop: Adam Wieland GmbH & Co. KG, now managed by son Peter Wieland, with a modern production facility where work is carried out in terms of quality and quantity so that all market needs can be met. And Modulor GmbH with a large shop, a convenient web shop and modern logistics. What has remained is the friendly partnership, which is still lived out in personal cooperation.