Herman Miller Molded Plywood Lounge Chair

1946-1953

This Molded Wood Chair, in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has a wood seat. The seat, backrest, frame, and legs are covered with birch veneer over the molded plywood. This product was first manufactured by Evans Products in 1945. Herman Miller became the distributor in 1946, and in 1949 the manufacturer. Incorporating revolutionary principles in both design and construction, the molded plywood chairs designed by Charles Eames have been called "the most famous chairs in America. " The chairs are resin impregnated during the molding process so that the finish becomes an integral part of the wood. [Source: ca. 1949 and ca. 1952 Herman Miller, Inc. Trade Catalogs. ] The chair also has the popular nickname of "Potato Chip Chair. " Price History: 1947: $ 17. 85 (Trade Catalog 89. 177. 688) 1952: $ 33. 65 (Trade Catalog 89. 177. 690)Herman Miller Trade Name: Molded Plywood Lounge Chair Product Number: LCW


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