Designers: Charles and Ray Eames
The Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chairs are perfect for living rooms and office spaces, a classic design that Time magazine named the Best Design of the 20th Century. It described these chairs as “something elegant, light, and comfortable. Much copied, but never bettered.” A true original, available with or without upholstery and a choice of metal finishes.
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George Nelson invented the concept of the family room. And with their exceptional comfort and enduring style, these chairs are perfect for yours.
These Eames chairs are molded to fit the contours of the body, so sitting on this icon of modern design feels good. By molding thin sheets of lightweight veneer into gently curved shapes, Charles and Ray Eames managed to give a hard material a soft appearance and establish the foundation for the design of modern furniture. Add a layer of upholstery to enhance an already delightful sitting experience.
"Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."Charles and Ray Eames View Design Story
These chairs can be upholstered in just about any fabric you choose. When upholstered, the chair’s back and seat have exposed veneer on the back sides. Veneers are available in six wood finishes—white ash, ebonized ash, natural cherry, walnut, and santos palisander. Or you can have them in a richly grained birch veneer stained red.
The sturdy metal legs—in black or trivalent chrome—have self-leveling nylon glides that work on both carpet and hard-surface floors.
The plywood has natural face veneers with hardwood inner plies and a five-ply seat and back. All of the veneers are obtained from sustainable sources. Natural rubber shock mounts absorb movement. The lounge chair is 26.5 inches high and has a more distinct slope than the dining chair.
Best Design of the
In 1999, in its Millennium issue, Time magazine named the chairs Best Design of the (20th) Century. Runner-up: a steam locomotive.