Herman Miller Eames Plywood Lounge Chair with Metal Legs, Upholstered designed by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance: At the risk of outrageous hyperbole, this is probably the greatest chair ever made. Okay, okay, stop rolling your eyes and come back. Here's the checklist: 1. Greatest pair of furniture designers in American history, Charles and Ray Eames, built it. 2. Molded plywood was invented for this particular product. 3. Absolutely gorgeous, yet playful and not at all intimidating. 4. In 1999, Time Magazine rated it the best design of the century
What's To Like: You heard the part about greatest chair ever designed, right?
What's Not to Like: Some folks prefer the wood leg version. There's not much to dislike here.
The Bottom Line: Probably the best chair in the history of American design, a real piece of art history, and you can let your kids play on it. Not bad.
Herman Miller introduced the classic Eames Molded Plywood Chairs with new padded upholstered seats in 2012. These new releases have all the poise and style of the original Eames LCM/DCM Series with the added personalization of dozens of color options. We've made available a handful of upoholsteries available above; if you have something specific in mind, don't hesitate to call our sales team at 888-467-6278.
The Herman Miller Eames Molded Lounge Chair is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: LCM., LCM.AV, LCM.OU, LCM.CX, LCM.11, LCM.15, LCM.9N.
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 plywood chair group and the Eames Storage units. 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.
Charles and Ray Eames established their long and legendary relationship with Herman Miller in 1946 with the boldly original molded plywood lounge chair. Since then, the aesthetic integrity, enduring charm and comfort of the chairs have earned them recognition as the best of modern design. Vibrant colors refresh the palette and recall the times when the chairs were originally introduced.
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.
Materials: Natural face veneers, hardwood inner plies, and a 5-ply seat and back. Polished chrome-plated or powder-coated steel legs and self-leveling nylon glides.
Upholstery Materials: Gem: 100 percent antimony-free polyester Slideshow: 56 percent recycled polyester, 44 percent polyester Moire: 100 percent recycled polyester Railroad: 100 percent recycled polyester Cygnus: 69 percent elastomeric, 31 percent polyester MCL Leather: A medium grain and shine leather that will show wrinkles over time and wear well
Dimensions: Overall: 26.5" h x 22" w x 24.25" d Seat height: 15.5"
Distinctive Design Sculpted form. Molding thin sheets of lightweight veneer into gently curved shapes gives the hard material a soft, inviting appearance.
Finish choices. These environmentally friendly aniline stains allow the wood's natural characteristics to show through; cherry, walnut, or natural ash choices continue to be available.
Leg choice. Wood, chrome-plated or powder-coated steel.
A Shape That Sits Well Natural contours. The five-ply seat and back are designed to comfortably fit the body.
Shock mounts. Made of resilient natural rubber to absorb movement.
Design Story In the early 1940s, when Charles Eames was working on MGM set designs, he would return to the small apartment where he and his wife, Ray, were experimenting with wood-molding techniques that would have profound effects on the design world.
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.
Standard Shipping Rate: Free Curbside Delivery! (within the Contiguous United States)
Service includes delivery of large, heavy, fragile items. Deliveries are made directly to your curb, front door or main lobby. Standard service does not include placement inside your home or business, unpacking, assembly or debris removal. Deliveries are generally made within 3-10 days from the time your order ships, and occur Monday through Friday. Day and time specific delivery appointments are required, and someone must be present to receive the order. Appointments are generally set between the hours of 12pm-5pm.
Shipping Upgrades: Inside Delivery: $100 per item White Glove: $150 per item
Packaging: Type: 1 box Box dimensions: 28" x 27" x 24" Packaged weight: 25 lbs. Assembly required: None!