Herman Miller

Eames Plywood Dining Chair by Herman Miller, Wood Legs, Ebony

Product Options: Color: EbonyHerman Miller Eames Plywood Dining Chair, Metal Legsdesigned by Charles & 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 & 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, & all the built up history & justified hype oance, all the technical brilliance of the molded plywood design, & all the built up history & justified hype of the Eames name still remain. & that means this is a legitimately great chair. What's To Like: These chairs are an elegant, unique, & totally off the beaten path selection for the traditional American dining room. They make a real statement, & they bear the name & design stamp of Charles & 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, & a truly historic design story. Customer Rating Independent Rating: Very Good Very Good: 10 Stars Read Smart Furniture's Review of the Molded Plywood Collection > Shop the Molded Plywood Collection > Eames Plywood Dining Chair The 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 & Ray Eames on the map, & that became the first entry on their unbelievably accomplished resume. This is the chair that has stood the test of time in schools, homes & office all around the country, that has delighted children & adults alike. A design that has inspired films, books & hundreds of magazine articles. A design that has stood in museums for more than 60 years, & that set the agenda for all the lounge chairs that came after it. A chair that has been constantly produced & 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 & interior furnishings. It has lasted, it has flourished, & it is available now at Smart Furniture. & it's available in more than one size & shape. The original Eames Plywood Lounge Chair, noted in their catalogue as the LCW, is still in production & still as popular & 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 w/ metal legs. This has the effect of slimming the chair, & making it fit in a little better w/ 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" & 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, & 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 & flexible, there are versions w/ slightly different angles of recline & slightly varied curves & contours. Every version of the chair is meant to accept & cradle the human form, keeping them comfortable even atop a hard surface like plywood. Overall, Herman Miller & Charles & Ray Eames showed a remarkable willingness to keep experimenting & playing w/ a design that was so immediately popular & iconic; there are few designers, & few companies, that have the were-withal to adjust an already popular design. But Charles & Ray Eames, & Herman Miller, are cut from a different cloth than the average furniture company, & the average interior & industrial designer. The willingness of Herman Miller & Charles & Ray Eames to change, re-design, & experiment is rare & special. It's just one of the many reasons Smart Furniture is proud & excited to be working w/ them; our own emphasis on personal design & customizable products meshes perfectly w/ 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, & your home of office. They include Light Ash, Natural Cherry, Walnut, Red Stain, Black Stain, & Santos Palisander. All of these colors & finishes contribute to your own design sensibilities, & can mesh & match w/ a wide range of rooms, furnishings, color schemes, & styles. The Red Stain, for read more