Plywood Group LCM

Charles & Ray Eames, 1945/1946

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Due to the slender organic shapes of its seat and back shells, the LCM (Lounge Chair Metal) by Charles and Ray Eames quickly acquired the nickname 'potato chip chair'. The wooden shells of the LCM have a natural or black-stained finish and are also available with leather or calfskin upholstery.
Configurator
Back and seat (DCM, LCM) and base (DCW, LCW Calf's Skin, LCW Leather) (1)
Base (DCM, LCM) (1)
Material description
  • LCM = Lounge Chair Metal
  • Back/seat: moulded ash plywood, natural or black-stained finish.
  • Upholstery: thin foam padding, covered in leather (LCW Leather) or calfskin hide (LCW Calf's Skin).
  • Base: chrome-plated, seat and backrest attached to the base with shock mounts (bonded rubber and metal connectors).
This product was designed by
Charles & Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important figures of twentieth-century design. Their work spans the fields of furniture design, filmmaking, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East. When you own an Eames product made by Vitra, you know it is an original.
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Product family
Plywood Group
Charles and Ray Eames spent many years experimenting with new techniques for producing three-dimensionally moulded plywood seat shells that conformed to the contours of the human body. They achieved this with the chairs in the Plywood Group, which have matured into classics with an appearance that still looks contemporary today. For the Plywood Group, they also combined the seats and backs with different bases. Thanks to the organic shape of the plywood shells and the slightly flexible…
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