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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"I was a new senior and had never before learned in a Harkness model. We sat down around that big wooden table, and Mr. Mangan walked into the room. Silence. Then he said on word to us: “Begin.” Exhilarated and terrified I knew this was the beginning of my Harkness education."

~ Megan Quinn ‘93

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Douglas Dimes Observes Harkness Method of Teaching and Learning

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Phillips Exeter Orders Phillips Hall Side Chair

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Phillips Exeter Academy Places Large Order for Harkness Tables

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