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A beautiful and very rare piece! This vintage original Evans LCW lounge chair by Eames is an amazing and very rare find. The distinctively aged patina of the birch wood gives a real sense of this chairs age which is in remarkable condition considering this.
Evan’s were the company that helped the Eames’s with constructing the moulded plywood selection. During the Second World War these skills were used to construct splints for the navy, but once over, the Eames’s could re-focus their efforts on constructing a chair designed from a single piece of wood. Sadly, due to the limited technology to achieve this, their true dream could not be realised; however, their efforts resulted in the highly coveted DCW and LCW Chairs which later included the DCM and LCM (with metal trivalent frames).
This chair is in fantastic condition when you consider its age. It does show signs of it, something you would expect at 60+ years old, but it is all original and still sturdy.
The rare Evans ‘paper label’ indicates this was produced when Herman Miller began their involvement with production.