Eames Molded Plywood Chairs

In the early 1940’s Charles Eames was working as a painter on MGM sets in Hollywood. Around the same time he and Ray started to experiment with wood-molding. This led to work with the US Navy to develop plywood splints, stretchers, and glider shells that were used successfully in World War II.

Once the war was over, Charles and Ray used the technology they had engineered to make affordable, high-quality chairs that could be easily produced for the mass market. However they found that plywood was fragile where the seat and back parts met when used as one piece, they decided that separate molded-plywood panels for the back and seat was a better and more durable design. Settling on a seat and back to fit the shape of the human body, they designed the chairs we now all love: a comfortable and stylish chair that’s can be used in the office or businesses and homes too!

In this section you will find our current selection of Eames molded plywood chairs!