Lounge Chair Metal / LCM
by Charles en Ray Eames
The Lounge Chair is a part of the Plywood group of Vitra. Often, the Eames combined seat shelles with different undercarriage. A metal undercarriage combined with a plywood seating gives a exciting contrast.
The chair also is, in small numbers, produced with a felt on the seats and a leather coating of rough cowskin. Nowadays, the with skin or leather covered, version is part of the Vitra Home Collection.
Together with Eero Saarinen, the Eames were the first to experiment with bended plywood. The first testmodels were made for the Organic design in Home Furnishings competition, organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Most models were provided with some sort of coating to increase the level of comfort. The Eames tried to enhance the seat by making it increasingly thinner throughout the years.