Charles and Ray had a number of key objectives in designing chairs. They wanted them to be reasonably priced, light, and durable. It was also important that they follow the natural contours of the body and flex with a person’s movements.
One of the Eameses’ most inventive ideas was the application of shock mounts to furniture design. Previously employed only for industrial purposes, Charles and Ray were the first to adapt the technique to plywood chairs. They used thick rubber discs to reduce the shock between the wooden seat and back sections, providing strength, resiliency, and flexibility within the composition.
The LCM (Lounge Chair Metal) features sheets of premium face veneer on both sides of the seat and back. The wide variety of wood available adds to the versatility and beauty of Charles and Ray’s molded plywood design. The chair can also be padded and upholstered, giving you numerous options to customize the seating for any space.