Lounge Chair (model LCW)

Lounge Chair (model LCW)

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
Herman Miller, Inc., 1923-
Work Locations: Michigan
United States
Molded plywood with birch veneer and rubber
Accession Number
Credit Line
Purchase from the Edith M. Daley Fund

Charles and Ray Eames, Lounge Chair (model LCW), 1946. Molded plywood with birch veneer and rubber; 27 1/2 x 22 x 22 1/2 in. Manufactured by Herman Miller, Zeeland, Michigan. Denver Art Museum: Edith M. Daley Fund, 1984.104. © Eames Office LLC (eamesoffice.com)

height: 27.5 in, 69.8500 cm; width: 22 in, 55.8800 cm; depth: 22.5 in, 57.1500 cm
Label: Herman Miller
Architecture and Design
Architecture and Design
This object is currently on view

The plywood chairs designed by the Eameses in the mid-1940s represent one of the great achievements in furniture design. Their chairs are technically innovative and economical to mass-produce. Few examples reveal their methods and preferences more clearly than these lounge and dining chairs with wood legs. In addition to the appeal of wood (for those who find metal unpleasant), the advantage of the all-wood chair is a greater uniformity of design, with a single material used for both supporting and supported elements.

Known Provenance
Purchased 1984 from (Barry Friedman, Ltd.), New York by the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "What Is Modern?" — Denver Art Museum, 10/30/2010 - 3/24/2013
  • “By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects” — Denver Art Museum, 10/24/2021 – 12/31/2022

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