In 1940, Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen developed a chair with a new plywood seat transformed into a three-dimensional form for a competition sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. However, it was not possible to produce the chair commercially due to inadequate technical methods.
It was seldom possible to form plywood into a three-dimensional form without it breaking or shattering. In the following years, Charles and Ray Eames concentrated their efforts on developing a new method.
The plywood chairs DCW (Dining Chair Wood) and LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) are the result of this long-term experiment. In 1945, Charles and Ray Eames returned to the idea of a seating shell made of molded plywood, but the results were unsatisfactory. They abandoned the multifunctional shell and divided the seat and backrest into separate, freely articulating elements connected by a spine (frame). Each element has a clearly defined function, which it fulfills in the best way with the minimum amount of material. “Shock absorber holders” are rubber discs glued to the wooden surface that connect the seat and backrest to the frame made of wood or metal, which is available in two different heights as a dining chair or chaise lounge.
Scale : 1:6
Height: 12 cm x Width: 8 cm x Depth: 9 cm