Designers Charles and Ray Eames established their long and legendary relationship with Herman Miller in 1946 with the boldly original molded plywood dining and lounge chairs. Designed to comfortably fit the body, the sculpted form of the molded plywood chairs are produced using thin sheets of lightweight veneer gently molded into curved shapes with natural rubber shock mounts to absorb movement. Since then, the chairs' aesthetic integrity, enduring charm, and comfort have earned it recognition as the best of modern design.
This particular example is of the earliest production, manufactured by Evans Plywood for the Eames office. Signs of Evans production include the larger round backrest mounting points on the frame, the screw style, and the glides. All original hardware and shockmounts are present. Shockmounts are well-afixed. The chromed base is clean and free of rust. The chair is in gorgeous original condition with signs of light use.