Santos Herman Miller Original Eames LCW Moulded Plywood Chair
The chair the Eames’s became famous for just got better. This original example of Herman Miller’s ‘Wooden Lounge Chair’ is stunning with its santos wood finish. One of the earliest dreams the Eames’s had was to design and build a chair out of 1 piece of moulded wood. Due to the nature of wood, this proved difficult, however, their hard work resulted in arguably one of the most comfortable dining chairs around constructed from wood.
Made available in a dining chair format too, these chairs saw much success. So much so the Eames’s produced the chairs with a trivalent metal frame too, known as DCMs, or Dining Chair Metal, and LCM, Lounge Chair Metal which utilized the moulded wooden seat and back rests. The back and seat rests are fixed to the frames through the innovative rubber shock mounts which allows the back rest to flex with the body.
This version is a newer variant introduced by Herman Miller adding to the range available and is finished in a gorgeous santos wood finish, which displays a sumptuous grain pattern in a gorgeous redish tinged wood creating a real statement piece for any home.
Being a newer example this LCW is in great condition with no chips or cracks.
The santos finish is superb, as you would expect for a Herman Miller product – the actual chair’s grain may differ to the images, pictures are available before purchase and are recommended.
The label on the underside of the chair indicates this is a newer version of the iconic LCW chair.
The Eames Plywood range are much coveted pieces. Original Evan’s produced chairs, the original producer of these chairs, can ask a very high price. As is the case with these types of products, investment value is determined by many various factors; age, condition, factory of origin and even the colour can all help determine the pieces’ value. This being a newer example means its investment value is lower than a vintage chair, but over time, this gorgeous example should gain some steady interest, especially due to the stunning finish of its’ wood.