The Eames Molded Wood Side Chair realizes the Eameses’ decades-long effort to make a single-form wood shell chair. This design was born out of Charles’s early investigations molding plywood at Cranbrook Academy with Eero Saarinen in 1939, which he then continued with Ray at the Eames studio in Venice, California.
Exemplary of the Eameses’ iterative process and their desire to make “the best for the most for the least,” this form is achieved with the help of today’s 3-D veneer technology. The process gives wood veneer the extra flexibility it needs to be molded into single-shelled complex curves. The design is a warm and elegant dining chair option for any space.
The Eames Molded Wood Side Chair is available exclusively from Herman Miller in White Ash, Walnut, Ebony, and Santos Palisander. It can be paired with a range of base options, including the 4-leg base, the wood dowel leg base, and the wire base.