Herman Miller Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen designed by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance: Another Eames original with a place in the Museum of Modern Art, this flexible folding screen's undulating form adds a lively visual element to home and office alike. It stands alone to create standing or seated privacy, aiding the flow of an interior and giving a sense of balance to open spaces. 6 panels of 5-ply hardwood with beautiful veneer can be folded accordion-style when the screen is not in use.
What's To Like: The Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen is the most beautiful room divider we've seen. Its heritage is obvious, with the way its sinuous shape reflects the Eameses creativity and pleasure in making things.
What's Not to Like: History? Intriguing. Design? Gorgeous. Materials? High quality. Manufacturing? World-class. Price? High. It reflects the overall quality of the folding screen.
The Bottom Line: Regardless of price, the Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen is still one of the best choices out there when you want to divide space with style, or make a statement (as the picture of the black screen above shows). Herman Miller's folding screen brings the work of some of the most creative minds of the 20th century to your home.
Dimensions: 68" h x 60" w x 2.25" d when opened fully
Screen has 6 panels
Each panel is 5-ply, with natural face veneers and 3 layers of lightweight hardwood inner plies
Each molded plywood section is connected by woven polypropylene mesh
The Herman Miller Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen is also known by the following manufacturer item number: FSW.
Charles and Ray Eames Charles and Ray Eames are perhaps the most celebrated designers of the 20th century. Married in 1941, the Eames duo are responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed furniture designs of the modern era. Amongst their most famous designs are the molded plastic chair group, the aluminum chair group, and the plywood folding screen. Although they are most often remembered today for their furniture designs with partner Herman Miller, the Eameses engaged in artistic expression across a broad range of mediums- including architecture and filmmaking.
During one of their early experiments with molding plywood, Charles and Ray Eames noted that U-shaped cross sections of plywood were stable enough to stand alone. They put a few of them together to create a screen that looked like wooden waves and complemented their molded plywood furniture pieces.
They joined the 9.5" wide sections of ash or birch plywood with canvas hinges and a synthetic adhesive. Today, a durable woven polypropylene mesh held securely by a new process ensures a longer life without compromising the integrity of the original design.
Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.
In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.
Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Care and Maintenance: For normal cleaning, dust furniture daily with a slightly damp, soft cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Once a month, clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. Wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth. Twice a year, apply a good quality emulsion wax to the finish with a soft cloth. Emulsion wax is clear and prevents fingerprints.
For minor repair of water rings, stains, and scratches, rub the surface lightly in the direction of the wood grain using No. 000 steel wool. Apply a scratch-removing polish with a color and value that simulate the veneer. If the scratches are deep, consult a professional furniture refinisher.
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Service includes delivery of high value, large, extremely heavy and or extremely fragile items. Delivery is made to your room of choice and includes unpacking, 15-30 minutes of light assembly and debris removal. Deliveries are generally made within 3-10 days from the time your order ships, and occur Monday through Friday. After hours and weekend deliveries can also be arranged upon request. Day and time specific delivery appointments are required, and someone must be present to receive the order.