Child's Chair

Child's Chair

c. 1944
Artist
Charles Eames, American, 1907-1978
Born: St. Louis, MO
Work Locations: California, Michigan
Ray Eames, American, 1912-1988
Born: Sacramento, CA
Work Locations: California, Michigan
Manufacturer
Evans Products Company, Molded Plywood Division
Work Locations: Venice, CA
Locale
Michigan
Country
United States
side chair
Molded birch plywood
Gift of Suzanne Farver and George J. Berky
1992.130

Charles Eames and Ray Eames, Child’s Chair, about 1944. Molded birch plywood; 14 1/2 × 14 1/2 × 11 1/4 in. Manufactured by Evans Products Company, Molded Plywood Division, Venice, CA. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Suzanne Farver and George J. Berky, 1992.130. © Eames Office LLC (eamesoffice.com). Photography © Denver Art Museum

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 14 1/2 in, 36.83 cm; width: 14 1/2 in, 36.83 cm; depth: 11 1/4 in, 28.575 cm; seat height: 8 3/4 in, 22.225 cm
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

In 1944 as the end of World War II drew near, the Eameses applied their expertise gained from wartime projects to producing molded plywood furniture. One of their earliest plywood designs was this child’s chair. The chair consists of two parts: the seat and legs are molded from one piece of plywood, and the separate backrest is joined to the seat with three visible screws.

Known Provenance
Gifted 1992 by Ms. Suzanne Farver and Mr. George J. Berky, Aspen, CO to Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America” — Denver Art Museum, 9/28/2018 – 8/25/2019
  • “By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects” — Denver Art Museum, 10/24/2021 – 12/31/2022