Designers: Charles and Ray Eames
By molding lightweight plywood veneer into gently curved shapes, the Eameses created their classic Molded Plywood Lounge Chair with wood base, a worthy addition to dining or conference table at home or the office. Named by Time magazine as the Best Design of the 20th Century, this chair is available with or without upholstery in a range of 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. And with an added layer of upholstery on the seat and back, sitting in these chairs is a delightful experience. 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 of you like. 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 plywood has natural face veneers with hardwood inner plies and a five-ply seat and back, together with gracefully curved eight-ply legs. 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.
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