Herman Miller Eames LCM Molded Plywood Lounge Chair
Their discoveries led to a commission from the U.S. Navy in 1942 to develop plywood splints, stretchers, and glider shells molded under heat and pressure.
After World War II, they adapted the technology to create inexpensive, high-quality chairs that could be mass-produced. The process eliminated the extraneous wood needed to connect the seat with the back, which reduced the weight and visual profile of the chair and established a basis for modern furniture design. The chair is in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
- Five-ply seat and back
- Natural face veneers and hardwood inner plies (one of the sheets of veneer that are glued together to make plywood)
- Polished chrome-plated 4-leg base
- Base has self-levelling nylon glides
Charles and Ray Eames