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Herman Miller Eames Plywood Lounge Chair, Upholstered
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Herman Miller Eames Plywood Lounge Chair, Upholstered


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Eames Plywood Lounge Chair, Upholstered by Herman Miller
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) Possibly the greatest furniture design invention of the last century, 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: One possible reason not to buy - if you don't want to sit low to the ground, then this chair is not for you. It's a real low rider.

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.
Customer Rating


Independent Rating: Very Good
Very Good: 10 Stars


Read Smart Furniture's Review of the Plywood Lounge Chair ›


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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.

Lounge Chair dimensions: 26.5" h x 22" w x 24.25" d
Seat height: 15.5" h

See the entire Eames Molded Plywood Chair collection.

Distinctive Design
Sculpted form. Molding thin sheets of lightweight veneer into gently curved shapes gives the hard material a soft, smooth appearance.

Finish choices. These environmentally friendly aniline stains of the Eames Plywood Chair allow the wood's natural characteristics to show through; cherry, walnut, or natural ash choices continue to be available.

Leg choice. Wood or chrome-plated 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.

The Herman Miller Eames Molded Lounge Chair is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: LCW.AV, LCW.OU, LCW.CX, LCW.11, LCW.15, LCW.9N.

MATERIALS & MEASUREMENTS

Molded Plywood Lounge Chair DimensionsMaterials:
Natural face plywood veneers, hardwood inner plies, a 5-ply seat and back, and 8-ply legs.

Upholstery Materials:
Gem: 100 percent antimony-free 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 24.24" d
Seat height: 15.5"

Maintenance:
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.

Distinctive Design
Sculpted form. Molding thin sheets of lightweight veneer into gently curved shapes gives the hard material a soft, smooth appearance.

Finish choices. These environmentally friendly aniline stains of the Eames Plywood Chair allow the wood's natural characteristics to show through; cherry, walnut, or natural ash choices continue to be available.

Leg choice. Wood.

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.


ABOUT THE MANUFACTURER

Herman Miller Authorized Retailer

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.


DESIGNER

Charles and Ray EamesCharles 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 wire chair and the molded plywood chair group. 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.

Herman Miller and Charles and Ray Eames had a lasting collaboration that resulted in some of the great furniture of the modern American scene. From the Eames Lounge Chair to the Hang-It-All, their contributions to design have been unique and uniquely stellar. But it all started with the clever, deceptively simple, beautiful and challenging Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair. Smart Furniture is very proud to now have a role to play in this legendary partnership, and be able to sell this chair to our customers with the approval of Herman Miller and the Eames family. Get your Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair, whether it be a dining room version or a version with metal legs, today.


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.

Read more about the Eames Plywood Chairs' Design Story.


SHIPPING & DELIVERY


Standard Shipping Service:
Free UPS Ground Delivery!
(within the Contiguous United States)

Shipping Upgrades:
Inside Delivery: $74.00
Inside delivery is a cost effective way to have large, heavy items delivered inside your home or office when you just do not want to be bothered by moving and lifting. When your order reaches the local station in your area, you will be contacted to schedule a delivery appointment (with a 4-5 hour window). Caveat: If you need installation you will need to upgrade to our white glove service.

Premium Inside Delivery (White Glove Delivery ): $99.00
Premium inside delivery is our deluxe delivery option. This service includes a delivery appointment, placement inside your room of choice (two flights or 20 stairs max), unpacking, set up (up to 30 minutes without tools) and debris removal. If you truly want a no hassle delivery experience, this is your best option.

Availability:
Several sizes and quantities available. Call us at 888-467-6278 to check availability

Packaging:
Type: 1 box
Box dimensions: 28" x 27" x 24"
Packaged weight: 23 lbs
Assembly required: None (hooray!)

For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.


WARRANTY

Eames Molded Plywood Chairs are covered by a 5-year warranty from Herman Miller.

Do you have specific questions about what's covered under Herman Miller's warranty for this product? Give our sales team a call at 8‌88-467-6278 to get your questions answered.

Did you purchase a piece of Herman Miller furniture that's not working as expected? Send an email to customerservice@smartfurniture.com or contact our customer service department at 8‌88-762-7841, and we'll take care of you. We usually ask for a photo or video of the warranty issue that you're experiencing, so if you want to expedite the warranty claim process, you can e-mail us with those attachments, and we'll jump on filing the claim for you right away