Josef Albers (1888–1976) was a German-born artist, designer, photographer, poet and educator whose work in Europe and later the United States strongly influenced the development of modernism. He began his teaching career at the Bauhaus in Germany and later taught at Black Mountain College and Yale University.
The Nesting Tables were originally designed by Albers in 1926-27 for the Moellenhof residence in Berlin. Unlike most of the pieces he designed for the project, these tables survived the war and have been authorized for re-issue by The Albers Foundation, which he founded. The tables are part of the permanent collection at MoMA and Art Institute of Chicago.
Fabricated in Germany by Vitra, the tables are made of solid white oak and acrylic-glass.
The complete set includes these tables:
Pale Green Table: 23 3/4 w x 15 3/4 d x 24 3/4 h (60.3 x 40 x 62.8 cm)
Yellow Table: 21 1/4 w x 15 3/4 d x 21 3/4 h (53.9 x 40 x 55.2 cm)
Orange Table: 18 7/8 w x 15 3/4 d x 18 3/4 h (47.9 x 40 x 47.6 cm)
Blue Table: 16 1/2 w x 15 3/4 d x 15 3/4 h (41.9 x 40 x 40 cm)