The Eames Molded Plastic Chairs’ Design

The Eames Molded Plastic Chairs are indisputable icons of modern design. And not just industrial design, either; these are legitimate art objects. Charles and Ray Eames are two of the greatest designers in the history of the medium, and two of the most creative minds in the last century. They were toymakers, architects, builders, teachers, filmmakers, exhibition directors, and internationally known designers and artists….

Eames Soft Pad Chairs in the Home

The Eames Soft Pad Chairs are often categorized as office chairs, and they can certainly be used in that capacity. The executive chair and the management chair in particular are very well suited to the corporate office. But Charles and Ray Eames believed very strongly in making furniture that was flexible and adaptable, and every piece in the Soft Pad Collection has a place…

The Soft Pad Group and the Eames Relationship

There have been few more exciting, long lasting, and productive relationships than the working one between Charles and Ray Eames and Herman Miller. From the Eames Molded Plywood Chair in 1946 to the Eames Soft Pad Chairs in 1969 and beyond, the two entities worked together to create some of the most amazing furniture ever seen, and they changed the world of industrial design in profound and unalterable…

Eames Soft Pad Chair Design

The Eames Soft Pad Chairs are some of the most recognizable and celebrated chairs in the history of industrial design. Built by Charles and Ray Eames toward the end of their careers, it makes sense that they’re so popular and critically acclaimed. Nearly everything Charles and Ray made has been put in a museum, so great was their impact on the world of industrial design, and…

Eames Soft Pad Chairs: Design Story

Every great piece of furniture has a fascinating design story. It’s natural; to be great, a piece of furniture has to come from a highly creative mind. It has to be innovative in some way; it has to be different from everything else that’s out there. It also has to be comfortable, supportive, and functional, and for many designers attaining those qualities is an…

Eames Molded Plywood Chairs: an independently commissioned review

Independent Overall Rating: 10 of 10 When it comes to classic industrial design, and especially when it comes to classic chairs, the Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair cannot be beat. It fully deserves the seemingly over-heated 30/30 overall rating. First Impressions The Eames Molded Plywood Chair, often referred to as the LCW, was one of the great chairs in the modern furniture movement. Debuted…

Eames Molded Plywood Chair: Design Story

The design story of the Eames Molded Plywood Chairs is truly interesting. It’s the product of a long collaboration between Charles and Ray Eames, a relationship with Herman Miller and the United States Navy. It became the a harbinger of a new era in home and industrial design. The LCW, as it’s listed in catalogues, was one of the first really modern chairs produced in America,…

Eames Aluminum Chair Group: an independently commissioned review

Independent Overall Rating: 9 of 10  These are very cool, very stylish chairs and you can fit them almost anywhere. Highly recommended. First Impressions The series of Eames Aluminum Group Chairs is a cool, retro-looking collection of office and home living chairs. They’re made of aluminum and leather (or fabric), with the leather stretched between two aluminum “ribs” that range up and down the…