Eames® Molded Plywood Lounge Chair with Wood Base Ochre


SKU: LCW.DYL Made To Order
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Declared the “Best Design of the 20th Century” by Time magazine, this chair by Charles and Ray Eames is still crafted using the groundbreaking plywood molding techniques the duo invented in the early 1940s.  Now available in one of the original archival colors- Ochre!

The Eames® Molded Plywood Lounge Chair with Wood Base, known as LCW, is a classic example of the Eameses philosophy of using honest materials. The chair, designed in 1946, uses two pieces of molded plywood to create supreme body-cradling comfort. The gentle curves and comfort created from the molding process from a hard material established a foundation for future modern design.

A chair whose process of making, as well as its timeless design, earned it the right to be named the Best Design of the 20th Century by Time Magazine, the runner-up being the steam locomotive.

The Eames Plywood Group was first publicly shown at the 1946 MoMA exhibition New Furniture by Charles Eames where the Eameses designs caught the eye of Herman Miller’s design director, George Nelson.  Nelson exclaimed, “I’ve just seen the greatest thing that has ever been done in chairs.” This moment, and this chair, forever changed the course for both the Eameses and Herman Miller.

In addition to new shapes and ideas in furniture development, the New Funiture exhibition also displayed a new method of coloring wood that created vibrant colors.  When curating the Eames Office Pop Up at the MoMA Design Store in New York, it was fitting to dive into our archives and pull inspiration from the specification sheet for the initial show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1946 to bring new color back into production- Ochre!


Furniture, fabric, and vintage orders are considered custom orders and are non-returnable.

Weight 19.84 lbs
Dimensions 25 × 21.65 × 26.38 in
Year Designed



Molded Five-Ply Seat And Back Eight-Ply Legs And Back Brace Walnut, Red-Stained Ash Or Black-Stained Ash Veneer Rubber Shock Mounts., Santos Palisander, White Ash


5 Years

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Made to order in the USA by Herman Miller

Charles & Ray Eames


A handful of Eames furniture designs, such as the Lounge Chair and Ottoman or the Molded Fiberglass Shell Side Chair, have become ubiquitous. Some are a staple in the interior design of airports around the world. Charles and Ray Eames spent forty years creating furniture in the realm of tables, lounges, chairs, room dividers, stools, and more for public and residential spaces.

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