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Product story: Designers Charles and Ray Eames established their long and legendary relationship with Herman Miller in 1946 with their boldly original molded plywood chairs. The aesthetic integrity, enduring charm, and comfort of the chairs earned them recognition from Time magazine as The Best Design of the 20th Century. Time called the design "something elegant, light and comfortable. Much copied but never bettered." (A locomotive came in second.)
Design Story: You can tell it's Eames at a glance. Lounge chair, dining chair. Both with wood or chrome-plated steel legs. Molding thin sheets of lightweight veneer into gently curved shapes gives the durable material a soft, inviting appearance. The chairs work just about anywhere-from homes and offices to schools and public areas.
A Shape that Sits Well: In their search for a better way, Charles and Ray Eames developed an innovative technique for molding plywood. The process allowed them to bend wood furniture in new directions and give hard materials a soft look.
General Dimensions: dining chair / height: 28 3/4" / width: 19 3/8" / depth: 21 3/4" / DCW.11
This 28 3/4"-high molded plywood chair has natural face veneers, hardwood inner plies, a 5-ply seat and back, and 8-ply legs.
The Red Stain finish is stain on birch veneer. This stain allows the wood grain to show through; inner plies are visible. Natural variations in wood grain may affect the appearance of this stain color. Note: Avoid placement in direct sunlight.