Eames Plywood Dining Chair by Herman Miller, Wood Legs

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Don't see a configuration you like? Customize your Eames Plywood Dining Chair by Herman Miller, Wood Legs.

Herman Miller Eames Plywood Dining Chair, Metal Legs
designed by Charles and Ray Eames


At A Glance: This is a slightly modified version of the iconic Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair. The seat of the chair is more level and set higher than the original version, which is more of a side chair or a living room/den type. But all the elegance, all the technical brilliance of the molded plywood design, and all the built up history and justified hype of the Eames name still remain. And that means this is a legitimately great chair.

What's To Like: These chairs are an elegant, unique, and totally off the beaten path selection for the traditional American dining room. They make a real statement, and they bear the name and design stamp of Charles and Ray Eames.

What's Not to Like: They aren't the original LCW - but the original design wouldn't work at all around a dining table, so these are as close as it gets.

The Bottom Line: A lovely compliment to any dining room table, and a truly historic design story.
Customer Rating


Independent Rating: Very Good
Very Good: 10 Stars


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Eames Plywood Dining ChairThe Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair is simply one of the greatest industrial designs in history. That sounds like hyperbole, but it's not. This is the chair that TIME Magazine rated the number one design of the twentieth century. This is the chair that turned Herman Miller from a very well-respected American furniture company into a in international powerhouse.

This is the design that put Charles and Ray Eames on the map, and that became the first entry on their unbelievably accomplished resume. This is the chair that has stood the test of time in schools, homes and office all around the country, that has delighted children and adults alike. A design that has inspired films, books and hundreds of magazine articles. A design that has stood in museums for more than 60 years, and that set the agenda for all the lounge chairs that came after it. A chair that has been constantly produced and constantly bought by an adoring public since it was introduced in 1946 by Herman Miller. This a chair, in short, that is nothing less than extraordinary in the world of design and interior furnishings. It has lasted, it has flourished, and it is available now at Smart Furniture.

And it's available in more than one size and shape. The original Eames Plywood Lounge Chair, noted in their catalogue as the LCW, is still in production and still as popular and available as ever. But as the modern world has changed, there have been new additions to the LCW family. For instance, you can now buy a chair with metal legs. This has the effect of slimming the chair, and making it fit in a little better with a contemporary or very modern room or home. It also gives the chair a bit of contrast in material, which the original doesn't have, being made completely of molded plywood. The original Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair is close to the ground. In fact, many people make the mistake of thinking the traditional LCW notation refers to "low chair" and not "lounge chair." Many people feel a bit awkward trying to sit in the chair when it's lower in proportion to some of their other furniture, like a table or a lamp, and to correct for that possible problem there are now metal leg versions of the chair that get you a bit higher off the ground.

Going even further toward making the Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair variable and flexible, there are versions with slightly different angles of recline and slightly varied curves and contours. Every version of the chair is meant to accept and cradle the human form, keeping them comfortable even atop a hard surface like plywood. Overall, Herman Miller and Charles and Ray Eames showed a remarkable willingness to keep experimenting and playing with a design that was so immediately popular and iconic; there are few designers, and few companies, that have the were-withal to adjust an already popular design. But Charles and Ray Eames, and Herman Miller, are cut from a different cloth than the average furniture company, and the average interior and industrial designer.

The willingness of Herman Miller and Charles and Ray Eames to change, re-design, and experiment is rare and special. It's just one of the many reasons Smart Furniture is proud and excited to be working with them; our own emphasis on personal design and customizable products meshes perfectly with their own willingness to put decisions in the hands of the users. For instance, not only is this chair available in one of several versions, you can choose for yourself a variety of color options that all make statements about your chair, your room, and your home of office.

They include Light Ash, Natural Cherry, Walnut, Red Stain, Black Stain, and Santos Palisander. All of these colors and finishes contribute to your own design sensibilities, and can mesh and match with a wide range of rooms, furnishings, color schemes, and styles. The Red Stain, for instance, is an extremely bold color for the Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair. It stands out in any room and contributes a deep, vibrant feel. The Light Ash and Natural Cherry are lighter stains that can blend in to neutral toned rooms, and the Walnut and Black Stain are dark, introspective colors. With many versions of the chair, you can even get upholstery!

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

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