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How to Design with Charles and Ray Eames' Molded Plywood Chair


Though the distinction of most-commonly spotted chair in Dwell goes to another Eames piece, the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, is greatly adored by our readers, residents, and editors. Click through the slideshow to see the "chair of the century" at work in modern homes, and afterward, find out how an Air Force leg splint inspired the Eames' design.

The lower-level sleeping area boasts a plywood wardrobe, Eames LCW, and Eames plywood folding screen.
The living room sports a panoply of wood: Douglas fir for the ceiling, hemlock for the walls, and stained oak for the...
The wallpaper from Finland breaks up the clean white surface.
Dixon inspects a drawing in the couple’s shared office on the home’s top floor.
To increase the illusion of space, the architect raised the ceiling height and installed window treatments that let in...
The living room is populated with a molded plywood Eames chair and a vintage Italian lamp.
The house that Kem Studio designed for Sarah Magill on a narrow lot in Kansas City has a steel facade with reclaimed...