LCW: 'Lounge chair wood'

Ref: 1745
  • Designers / Maker / Retailer

    Designed by Charles Eames (1907-78) and Ray Eames (1912-88)

    Manufactured by Evans Products Company

    Retailed by Herman Miller

  • Detail

    Compression-moulded plywood, with hardwood veneer (and traces of red pigment); rubber, and steel screws

    67 x 56 x 61 cm

    American (Venice, California), designed 1945-46, manufactured circa 1947-49

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    For a helpful discussion on the evolution and dating of the ubiquitous and iconic LCW, see Mel Buchanan, ‘From Museum Storage-Beneath a Ray and Charles Eames LCW Chair’, Milwaukee Art Museum Blog, 7 November 2011 (on line: https://blog.mam.org/2011/10/07/from-museum-storage-beneath-a-ray-and-charles-eames-lcw-chair/).