Charles and Ray Eames spent many years experimenting with new techniques for producing three-dimensionally moulded plywood seat shells that conformed to the contours of the human body. They achieved this with the chairs in the Plywood Group, which have matured into classics with an appearance that still looks contemporary today. For the Plywood Group, they also combined chair tops with di erent bases. Thanks to the organic shape of the plywood shells and the slightly flexible backrests, these light and compact chairs are extremely comfortable – also in the versions without upholstery.
The Plywood Group chairs are available in the versions DCW (Dining Chair Wood) and LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) with a wooden base or DCM (Dining Chair Metal) and LCM (Lounge Chair Metal) with a base in chrome-plated tubular steel. The lounge chairs are available without upholstery or in a lightly upholstered version with a calfskin or leather cover.
LCM = Lounge Chair Metal
- Back/seat: moulded ash plywood, natural or black stained finish.
- Upholstery: with thin foam padding and cover in leather (LCM Leather) or in calfskin hide (LCM Calf‘s Skin).
- Base: chrome-plated, seat and backrest attached to the base with shock mounts (bonded rubber and metal connectors).