Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978). <em>Lounge Chair</em>, 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)

Lounge Chair

Artist:Charles EamesRay Eames (Bernice Alexandra Kaiser)Herman Miller, Inc.

Medium: Ash plywood, rubber, metal

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 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.)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 83.153.1

Image: 83.153.1_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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