eames® upholstered dcw

eames® upholstered dcw

eames® upholstered dcw

Design Charles & Ray Eames®, 1946
Molded plywood, metal or wood legs
Made by Herman Miller®

"Who would say that pleasure is not useful?" -Charles Eames

Designers Charles and Ray Eames established their long and legendary relationship with Herman Miller in 1946 with the boldly original molded plywood dining and lounge chairs. Their technique of molding sheets of plywood veneer into gentle curves gave their molded plywood lounge chair a soft appearance - and created an inviting seat of unlikely comfort. Innovation again meets the iconic design with an updated offering: upholstery. This version includes an upholstered seat & back with a molded polyurethane cushion that enhances the chair's original character with increased comfort and new color. Still as forward thinking as its predecessors, it suits any setting calling for refined, flexible seating. Available in either lounge or dining versions with chrome-plated steel or wood legs.

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."

The chairs are offered in your choice of santos palisander, natural cherry, walnut, white ash or two colors which allow the wood's natural characteristics to show through. Santos palisander is a lustrous veneer that has the same characteristics as the original rosewood, color and grain.

19.4" w | 21.75" d | 28.75" h | seat: 18" h

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Eames

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.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with “modern” furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
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