Eames Plywood Lounge Chair
Named “The Greatest Design of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine, there has been no debate that the Herman Miller Eames Molded Plywood Chair with wood base is one of the most groundbreaking furniture designs in modern history. Its sleek and innovative look was completely different from the large and bulky furniture that had dominated the era; thus the Eames Molded Plywood Chair became instantly popular and iconic. In production since 1946, this design's longevity speaks to the innovative work of Charles and Ray Eames; designs that highly influenced the mid-century modern movement.
Eames Molded Plywood Chair Features:
Charles and Ray Eames developed these influential chairs using what they called a "Kazam! machine" that pressed and molded sheets of wood into sleek and curving shapes. The chairs were made with both elevated style and modern comfort in mind.
Molded Plywood Seat and Back
The Kazam! machine, molded thin pieces of plywood into a contoured seat and back - this is, of course, where the chair gets its name. The lounge chair's frame is lower and slightly more reclined, whereas the dining chair's upright shape makes it perfect for placing at your table.
Rubber Shock Mounts
The two pieces of molded plywood are connected by a curving wooden spine and rubber shock mounts. These were highly innovative at the time, and they ensure the seat back is flexible and giving, moving with the sitter as he or she leans back or changes positions.
Eames Molded Plywood Chair General Dimensions
- Overall Height: 26.5"
- Overall Width: 22"
- Seat Depth: 24.25"
- Seat Height: 15.5"
Charles and Ray Eames established their long and legendary relationship with Herman Miller in 1946 with the boldly original molded plywood lounge chair. Since then, the aesthetic integrity, enduring charm and comfort of the chairs have earned them recognition as the best of modern design. Vibrant colors refresh the palette and recall the times when the chairs were originally introduced.
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Herman Miller® is a pioneer in the furniture industry, an innovator whose human-centered, problem-solving approach to design has introduced new ways of living and working for over 100 years. Environmentally-friendly design, lean manufacturing, ergonomics, the open office, even American modernism itself: Herman Miller and our designers have had a hand in shaping it all. In the spirit of our founder, D.J. De Pree, who established a willingness to abandon ourselves creatively to the influence of others, we’ve partnered with the world’s leading designers for generations—from midcentury icons George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and Alexander Girard to Michael Anastassiades, Scholten & Baijings, Yves Béhar, and more of today’s leading design minds. Our work with them continues to explore design as a method of change, and the enriching value authenticity brings to our lives. Together, we’re shaping the new kinds of spaces where people will live and work for years to come.