Design Charles & Ray Eames
Molded wood shell, metal legs
Made by Herman Miller
Achieved with the help of today's 3-D veneer technology, this authentic, single-shell form is the result of a process that gives wood veneer the extra flexibility it needs to be molded into the complex curves to create a single-form wood shell.
A Decade's Old Dream Realized
Borne out of Charles' and Eero Saarinen's early investigations molding plywood at Cranbrook Academy in 1939, and continued with Ray at the Eames studio in Venice, California, the Molded Wood Side Chair realizes the Eameses' decades-long effort to make a single-form wood shell chair.