Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair - Wood Base
Dubbed "the greatest design of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine, there's no doubt that the Herman Miller Eames Molded Plywood Chair is one of the most iconic furniture designs ever. Developed by Charles and Ray Eames, whose groundbreaking work highly influenced the mid-century modern movement, the chair has been in continual production since 1946. Its sleek look was completely different from the large and bulky furniture that was trendy at the time; thus, the chair became popular for its utter simplicity. The Eames Molded Plywood suite of chairs includes:
- A molded plywood seat and back.
- Rubber shock mounts.
- Optional steel legs.
Whether you prefer the laid-back Molded Plywood Lounge Chair, or the upright Eames Dining Chair fits your needs better, you'll get a piece of furniture that's both warmly inviting and historically revered.
An Official Herman Miller Retailer
Office Designs is proud to be an authorized Herman Miller retailer. Our products, including the Eames Molded Plywood suite, come directly from the Herman Miller factory, which means they live up to the brand's high quality.
Herman Miller's warranty is a promise that the furniture you receive will live up to the brand's high standards in design and manufacturing. Your Eames Molded Plywood Chair should meet your needs perfectly, but if it doesn't, the warranty ensures Herman Miller will replace or repair it at no cost to you.
For more information, read Herman Miller's Warranty (PDF).
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.
Two Base Options
Eames Molded Plywood chairs have two base options: wooden legs or chrome-plated steel legs. Both versions are stylish and authentic.
Customizable Color and Wood Variations
There are several different colors and wood variations to choose from - pick one that complements the decor in your home or office.
About Charles and Ray Eames
Known for their contributions to modern design in furniture and architecture, Charles and Ray Eames are some of the most renowned and respected American designers of the 20th century. A husband-and-wife team, the Eameses were asked to create molded plywood splints and stretchers during World War II. They began their relationship with Herman Miller shortly after.
About the Manufacturer: Herman Miller
Herman Miller's partnerships with some of the most iconic designers of all time, including the Eamses, has led to it becoming one of the most highly regarded furniture brands ever. Herman Miller had a hand in pioneering movements for eco-friendly and ergonomic furniture, and it's known for working with designers to create groundbreaking and innovative pieces of furniture. Many of the brand's furniture pieces, including the Eames Molded Plywood Chair, are permanently displayed in museums, including the New York Museum of Modern Art.
Herman Miller continues its work today with partnerships with some of the best designers worldwide, including Jerome Caruso, the Studio 7.5 Design Team in Berlin and Jeff Weber.
Dimensions & Specifications
Eames Molded Plywood Chair General Dimensions
- Overall Height: 26.5"
- Overall Width: 22"
- Seat Depth: 24.25"