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The plywood moulding technique perfected by Charles and Ray Eames led to the development of a number of iconic designs for Herman Miller – in addition to laying the foundation for a major movement in modern furniture design. Yet in their lifetimes, the Eameses were unable to execute their single-shell chair design in moulded wood. Decades later, thanks to a proprietary process of 3D veneer manufacturing technology, the complex curves of Eames Moulded Wood Shell Chairs were finally realised. The refined, enduring moulded wood shell form is available as Eames Moulded Wood Stools.
Born out of Charles Eames’ and Eero Saarinen’s early investigations into the moulding of plywood at Cranbrook Academy, Michigan, in 1939, and continued with Ray at the Eames studio in Venice, California, the moulded chair is a prime example of the Eames iterative process and their desire to make “the best for the most for the least”. With each new form, finish and configuration, the Eames continued to push the boundaries of what the shell chair could be: after experimenting with single-form plywood and stamped metal, they turned to fibreglass and experimented with bent wire; when fibreglass production proved unhealthy for the environment, the decision was made to switch production to a safer plastic; and now, with advancements in safe fibreglass composition and dynamic veneer technologies, the evolution continues with the Moulded Fibreglass and Moulded Wood Chairs.
Product ID: 1020931
Eames® Moulded Wood Stools are available in a range of finishes, please enquire for more information.
Bar Height: 1150mm
Bar Seat Height: 800mm
Counter Height: 1030mm
Counter Seat Height: 665mm
This product is covered by a 5-year conditional warranty.
This is a Living On product. Its freight emissions have been offset.
Charles and Ray Eames are considered the most influential designers of the 20th century. The husband and wife team are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic art.