On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Ash plywood, rubber, metal
Overall: 25 3/8 x 22 x 23 in. (64.5 x 55.9 x 58.4 cm)
Seat height: 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm.) (show scale)
Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor
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Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978). Lounge Chair, 1946. Ash plywood, rubber, metal, Overall: 25 3/8 x 22 x 23 in. (64.5 x 55.9 x 58.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor, 83.153.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.153.1_bw.jpg)
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Seat and back of ash plywood molded in compound curves, contoured to human form; supported by understructure composed of a pair of upside-down U-shaped legs, the front ones taller than the back. A slightly irregular C-shaped piece of heavier molded plywood bent only in two dimensions, links the back and seat panels with the legs. Rubber shock-mounts separate and connect seat and back to frame.
CONDITION: Normal wear with no chips or breaks; numerous marks to surface: (4m) indentation in center of seat near top; short white scuff and clear scratch to front proper left of seat at bend; black crayon (?) mark to rear proper right back near bottom; two water stains (?) to rear of back; three slight stains (possibly from production) surrounding top of frame; scuff along width of frame rear, just below seat; several stains and few black lines on top of rear legs. Rubber mounts at back drying out; these and the ones on bottom possibly replaced some years ago. Stucturally sound with normal flex due to rubber mounts,
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