Designers Charles and Ray Eames established their relationship with Herman Miller® in 1946 with their original molded plywood chairs. This piece earned them “The Best Design of the 20th Century" award from Time magazine.
In their search for a better way, Charles and Ray Eames developed an innovative technique for molding plywood. The process allowed them to bend wood in new directions and give hard materials a soft look. The contours the molding process creates out of plywood fit the body’s shape. The plywood has five plies, with hardwood inner plies. Natural rubber shock mounts absorb movement.