Eames Style Plywood Accent Chair, Black & White Cowhide/Natural
Our LCW Plywood chair reproduction has the good posture of civility and solid form, while feeling as familiar as an old friend, as it may remind you of your chair and desk in elementary school only much more comfortable. This desired Pony Skin upgrade version in White and Brown combines modernist design with an unexpected “Western style” look.
Kardiel’s reproduction of the original Lounge Chair in Wood (LCW) Eames chair is made in true form to the original which was first produced in 1946. It is no accident that this reproduction has the most quality features, all designed to ensure long lasting service and great design. The plywood is molded to the exact curvature and dimension creating soft contours that invite you to relax and stretch your legs out.
The exact back and seat tilt angle puts the sitter in the unique position originally intended. This high quality reproduction features all of the quality construction points and has the good posture of civility and solid form at a fraction of the original cost.
- Heat and Pressure Molded plywood seat and back
- Upholstered in hand selected authentic cow hide fur
- Back and Seat feature 5 Cross Ply hardwood inner grains to protect against cracking and delamination
- Legs feature 8 Cross Ply Hardwood inner grains for additional strength
- Rubber shock mounts on each leg buffer against jarring movement
- The wood frame has been 30 day uniformly Kiln dried to a stabilized 12.5% moisture level
- Hardwood Top layer triple sanded for the smoothest possible surfaces
- 5 individual coats of UV Cured hard polyurethane finish resists wear and scratches
- Natural unstained hardwoods display the grain, unique to each chair in full feature
- Total Chair Height: 27″ Width: 21.5”” Depth: 26.8″ Seat Height: 15.5″
- 3 Year Residential Warranty.
You can read more about the interesting story and production delay of the LCW as the US entered into World War II under the “description” tab above.
The Plywood Lounge Chair with Wood Legs is not the Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair by Herman Miller®. Kardiel is in no way affiliated with Herman Miller®.
The original chair was designed using technology for molding plywood that the Eames developed before world war II. Charles and his friend, designer of the Womb Chair, Eero Saarinen entered the LCW (lounge chair wood) along with a variety of other pieces into the Museum of modern arts “Organic Furniture Competition” in 1940. Charles and Eero won the competition. However, production of the initially designed chairs was postponed due to the United States entry into WWII.
This interruption proved financially rewarding to Charles Eames. He began making molded plywood splints for the US Military. The splints were modeled after his own leg and allowed him to hone the technique of molding the plywood into complex curves. The LCW was a result of this experience and began its first year of mass production in 2 species, Mahogany and Rosewood, in 1946.
The December 31st, 1999 issue of Time magazine named the Eames LCW Pony Chair the “Design of the Century”. Molded plywood creates soft contours that invite you to relax and stretch your legs out. The low slung stature puts the sitter in a unique position to observe the room around them and have a sense of a larger space above them.
Our LCW Plywood chair reproduction has the good posture of civility and solid form, while feeling as familiar as an old friend, as it may remind you of your chair and desk in elementary school only much more comfortable.
Leather black and white or brown or white “cow hide” covers are available in addition to wood and are a whimsical, practical use of space. The curiously modernist design combined with the Pony Skin “Western style” look will generate discussion and will encourage a relaxed, mellow mood to any gathering.
Charles Eames, an American architect and designer was greatly influenced by the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen. Eliel’s son Eero (creator of the Ball Chair) would later become a partner and friend of Charles. In 1941, Charles married Ray Kaiser also an American artist, designer, and filmmaker who, together with her husband Charles, is responsible for many classic, iconic designs of the 20th century.
Their work displayed the new technique of molded plywood products, including the 1945 DCW (Dining Chair Wood) and DCM (Dining Chair Metal with plywood seat) and the plywood Eames Lounge Chair 1956. From the beginning, the Eames furniture has usually been listed as by Charles Eames. In fact in the 1948 and 1952 Herman Miller bound catalogs, only Charles’ name is listed, but it has become clear that Ray was deeply involved and should be considered at minimum an equal partner in bringing the classic furniture pieces to life.
Kardiel specializes in fast home and business delivery of modern classic reproduction furniture across the U.S including Hawaii and Alaska. We regularly ship to our Canadian neighbors and International customers as well. Our curbside delivery service is damage free guaranteed. We use large reliable carriers such as FEDEX freight, which boast a 99% damage free success rate and provide tracking numbers.
White Glove Delivery
Need a little more attention? Special circumstances require a lift-gate or inside delivery? These are available. Contact us at 877-844-4988 for rates on White Glove delivery services.
Furniture Order Processing Time
Stock permitting, orders ship promptly from our warehouse. Tracking numbers are emailed to you so that you can watch the progress of your shipment as soon as they are made available to us. Average delivery times are posted below.
Continental U.S & Canada Furniture Delivery Times
On average contingent U.S customers can anticipate delivery within our current 5-7 business day average. Canadian customers can anticipate delivery within our 7-10 business day delivery average. Customs delays on orders to Canada are not common but do occur and are beyond Kardiels control.
Hawaii & Alaska Furniture Delivery Times
Hawaii & Alaska orders allow average 12-18 business days for arrival. Tracking numbers will be provided. Alaska and Hawaii orders are not eligible for advertised “continental U.S” shipping promotions. Alaska and Hawaii customers please contact us to receive a custom discounted delivery quote.
International orders allow average 18-24 business days for arrival. Tracking numbers will be provided. Customs delays on International orders are not common but can occur and are beyond Kardiels control. International orders are not eligible for advertised continental U.S shipping promotions. International customers please contact us to receive a custom discounted delivery quote.
Fabric and Leather Samples
Samples ship via USPS Priority Mail. Samples typically arrive within 4-5 days for U.S customer and 7-8 days for Canadian Customers and 10-12 days for international customers. Customs delays on sample orders international and to Canada are not common but can occur and are beyond Kardiels control.
Damage Free Guaranteed
We take the risk and make it easy in the unlikely event of freight damage. If you do your part by inspecting on delivery day, we will handle your claim for you. Prior to the delivery company leaving, you must inspect the contents of the boxes and sign for any freight damage. We will issue you a return ticket and refund or replace the damaged item as inventory availability permits. Important reminder, If you do not inspect the contents of the cartons and sign for freight damage, we are not able to file a claim for you nor honor a replacement or refund.