Exploded Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 2006

Summary

This artistically suspended piece explores the complex way plywood, leather, and aluminum came together to form Charles and Ray Eames' innovative -- yet classic -- lounge chair and ottoman. The molded rosewood shell and plush upholstery achieve Charles' stated ambition to create the inviting look of a well-used baseball mitt.

This artistically suspended piece explores the complex way plywood, leather, and aluminum came together to form Charles and Ray Eames' innovative -- yet classic -- lounge chair and ottoman. The molded rosewood shell and plush upholstery achieve Charles' stated ambition to create the inviting look of a well-used baseball mitt.

Artifact

Sculpture (Visual work)

Date Made

2006

Creators

Faust, Vincent 

Herman Miller, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Zeeland 

Creator Notes

Sculpture designed by Vincent Faust; components made by Herman Miller, Inc., Zeeland, Michigan.

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

2008.7.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.

Material

Aluminum
Leather
Plastic (Organic material)
Plywood
Rosewood (Wood)
Steel
Wire

Technique

Handmade

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 81 in

Width: 6 ft

Depth: 6 ft

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