Period: Mid Century Modern
Medium: Red plywood and metal composit
Dimensions: 31 × 21 1/2 in. (78.7 × 54.6 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Geitel Winakor. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM2007.72ab
The Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair (1946) is instantly recognizable as the work of Charles and Ray Eames, with a form that relates directly to the human body and holds no secrets as to how it succeeds technically. The expertly crafted molded plywood seat and back cradle the user and feature hardwood inner ply for durability. The molded plywood legs provide superior strength and rubber shock mounts buffer against jarring movement. Self-leveling pod glides level on uneven surfaces.