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Reimagined Set of Two Ebonized Herman Miller LCW Lounge Chairs by Eames

$ 4,200
  • Description
    Title: Reimagined Set of Two (2) Ebonized Herman Miller LCW Lounge Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames, USA, c. 1960's

    About: Stately, minimal but certainly not understated. This 90's produced pair of LCW chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller has been reimaged in matte black; offered for your consideration as a limited custom release from ABT Modern.

    From the first of the plywood series, the abbreviated Eames LCW Chair was the Lounge Height (L) Side Chair (C) on Wood (W) Base. Designed by Charles Eames and first manufactured by the Evans Molded Plywood Division, the chair has long gained classic status.

    The techniques used to make these unique chairs had been developed during the war years and was evident in the Eames Splint, made for and utilized by the US Navy. The Eames LCW Plywood Chair is constructed of five layers of plywood, glued and heated using a specialist machine, in order to bend the wood into the form of the design.

    By 1946, four plywood adult chairs had been developed for market release as well as the child's nested chair. The Eames LCW Side Chair had a dining height sister chair (DCW) and the two were replicated with metal bases in the DCM and LCM. The group as a whole would soon become known as the ‘Eames Chairs’ and was marketed as such through the early 50’s.

    The LCW was a wonderful fusion of five separate molded plywood forms. The support was made up of two curved legs of different sizes and a formed spine. The back rest and seat were then fixed to the support via rubber shock mounts kept largely from view. The result was a chair of visual beauty and something of a revelation for the post war period.

    The LCW was first developed between Charles Eames and the Evans Molded Plywood Division. Herman Miller was drafted in to distribute the furniture in 1947 and later went on to buy the rights and operation to the whole catalog in 1949, a start of an amazing design partnership.

    The LCW was available in varying wood veneers and colors. The very basic upholstery of the early versions would soon be updated by Herman Miller’s involvement, especially with the designs of Alexander Girard. Citation - Eames. com

    As the 1950’s moved on and new designs and materials became fashionable, the demand for plywood furniture slowed. Herman Miller kept the DCM and LCM on the books but sadly the LCW was discontinued in 1957 but re-commissioned in 1994 and remains available today.

    Origin: United States of America

    Proof: Signed

    Period: 1990s

    Material: Walnut

    State: ABT Modern Restored Customization

    Condition Details: This iconic set of accent chairs by Herman Miller have recently undergone a transformation featuring new matte black paint. These expertly-designed and crafted chairs show no gouges, scratches or stains whatsoever and as mentioned have been re-painted in a silky black powder coating giving these chairs a lovely stylish and blending tone. These artistic chairs are very comfortable, structurally sound and ready for decades more of use. Please view all photos and video for details on this extraordinary set's current condition.

    Style: Mid-Century Modern | Modern

    SKU: AM00778-2-RL


    Width: 22 in / 55.88 cm
    Depth: 23.5 in / 59.69 cm
    Height: 26.5 in / 67.31 cm
    Seat Height: 14 in / 35.56 cm

    -- Re-upholstery Option --

    If you would like to have the seats reupholstered, please message us prior to checkout to discuss your options.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1950-1979
    Creation Date: 1960's
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 550966
  • Dimensions
    W. 22 in; H. 26.5 in; D. 23.5 in;
    W. 55.88 cm; H. 67.31 cm; D. 59.69 cm;
    Seat H. 14 in;
    Seat H. 35.56 cm;
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