Eames Plywood Dining Chair by Herman Miller, Upholstered with Metal Legs
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Herman Miller Eames Plywood Dining Chair, Metal Legs, Upholstered
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Like the metal legged original chair, this variation offers a lower price point and an attractive contrast between the chair's wooden and metal parts. The all plywood, upholstered dining chair is $1,449, while the metal legged version is just $999. Excellent for buying in bulk, or simply buying for less.
The Eames Molded Plywood Dining 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.
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.
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The Herman Miller Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair is also known by the following Manufacturer Item Numbers: DCM.,DCM.AV, DCM.OU, DCM.CX, DCM.11, DCM.15, DCM.9N.
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