Harkness Tables by D.R.DIMES is a result of a new and unique partnership between Phillips Exeter Academy, one of the leading independent secondary schools in the world, and D.R. Dimes & Company, Ltd., one of America's finest furniture makers.

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We offer much more than collaborative learning tables.

Though our Harkness Tables and chairs are the centerpiece of your classroom, we can build any piece of furniture you can imagine.

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"Each and every piece of furniture we make is designed and crafted to last as long as it will take to re-grow the trees from which it was made. Now tell me if you can, what is “greener” than that?"

~ Douglas P. Dimes

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Douglas Dimes Observes Harkness Method of Teaching and Learning

As part of the licensing agreement with Phillips Exeter Academy ... Read More »

Phillips Exeter Orders Phillips Hall Side Chair

As part of the major renovation of Phillips Hall during ... Read More »

Phillips Exeter Academy Places Large Order for Harkness Tables

For the first time in decades Phillips Exeter Academy has ... Read More »