Vintage Eames Splint

vintage eames splint

vintage eames splint

Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1942
Molded plywood
Made by Evans Products Company

Charles and Ray Eames created a lightweight, inexpensive leg splint which was manufactured by the Evans Products Company, Molded Plywood Division, for the United States Navy During World War II. The resulting design is a highly sculptural yet functional device that could be mass-produced plus conveniently and inexpensively transported. Access to military technology and manufacturing facilities allowed the Eameses to perfect their technique for molding plywood, which they had been working on for several years. In its three-dimensional, biomorphic form, the leg splint suggests the Eames' subsequent, highly influential plywood furniture designs. These Splints are truly beautiful and an important milestone on the Eames' journey.

Please note that although these splints are in the original paper packaging, they are vintage and all sales are final. no returns or exchanges.

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Husband and wife team Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames played a major role in the world of modern architecture and furniture, as well as working in industrial and graphic design, fine art, and film. Charles completed two years of study at Washington University in St. Louis. With his design and life partner Ray, he designed prize-winning furniture that expanded upon the wood molding techniques of Alvar Aalto. Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames began as an abstract expressionist painter, having graduated from Bennett Women’s College in Millbrook, NY and later studying under Hans Hoffman while living in New York City. She co-founded the American Abstract Artists and has a painting in the Whitney museum’s permanent collection.


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