Charles and Ray Eames spent many years experimenting with new processes for optimizing the way three-dimensionally moulded plywood fits the contours of the body. Today, Vitra LCW, with its moulded plywood seat, backrest and base, is once again available with a hide cover, as was the case when it was launched in 1946.
Vitra Eames LCW is made of moulded wooden laminate with an ash veneer. The seat and backrests are connected via shock mounts to the base frame.
LCW = Lounge Chair Wood
Colour: Natural Ash, Red Ash, Black Ash, Calfskin Brown/White or Calfskin Black/White
Material: Moulded wooden laminate with an ash veneer, seat and backrests connected via shock mounts to the base frame, hide cover with foam upholstery
Charles & Ray Eames are one of modern design's most recognisable partnerships. Born in the early part of the 20th Century Charles and Ray Eames married in 1941 and moved to Los Angeles, where together they began experimenting with techniques for the three-dimensional moulding of plywood. The aim was to create comfortable chairs that were affordable.
Playful and fun, the Eames' had a great energy that lives through their iconic products today. "Take your pleasure seriously" was a favourite saying of Charles Eames.