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Herman Miller ® Eames DCW - Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs

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Herman Miller ® Eames DCW - Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs

Discovery often takes interesting turns. Consider the shapes Charles and Ray Eames made plywood take. Experimenting in the 1940s with thin sheets of wood veneer formed under heat and pressure, they adapted new technology to furniture making. Sculpting a seat and back to fit the contours of the human body, they designed a truly comfortable chair that's suitable for businesses and homes. It's an achievement others have noticed — Time Magazine named it the Best Design of the 20th Century. The Eames Molded Plywood Chair is available here in a classic dining chair shape with wood legs, a design known as the DCW. In the early 1940s, when Charles Eames was working on MGM set designs, he would return to the small apartment where he and his wife, Ray, were experimenting with wood-molding techniques that would have profound effects on the design world. Their discoveries led to a commission from the U.S. Navy in 1942 to develop plywood splints, stretchers, and glider shells molded under heat and pressure. After World War II, they adapted the technology to create inexpensive, high-quality chairs that could be mass-produced. The process eliminated the extraneous wood needed to connect the seat with the back, which reduced the weight and visual profile of the chair and established a basis for modern furniture design. The chair is in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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  • Distinctive Design: Five-ply seat and back
  • Distinctive Design: A stylish addition to any modern dining room
  • Distinctive Design: Natural face veneers and hardwood inner plies (one of the sheets of veneer that are glued together to make plywood)
  • Distinctive Design: Wood legs are gently curved
  • A Shape that Sits Well: Sculpted form with a gently curved shape gives the hard material a soft, inviting appearance
  • A Shape that Sits Well: Molded shape is designed to comfortably fit the body
  • A Shape that Sits Well: Natural rubber shock mounts absorb movement
  • Colorful Options: Stains allow the wood's natural characteristics to show through
  • Wayfair backs a 12-year warranty. Should you experience any problems with your Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs, Herman Miller will cover the cost of fixing it for you.
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  • Overall: 28.75" H x 19.38" W x 21.75" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 23lbs

Herman Miller ® Eames DCW - Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 28.75" H x 19.38" W x 21.75" D
  • Seat: 18" H
  • Overall Product Weight: 23lbs


Product Type: Side chairFinish: 1: Cherry
Finish: 2: EspressoFinish: 3: Walnut
Distressed: NoFrame Material: Metal; Wood
Seat Frame Material: WoodNumber of Items Included: 1
Upholstered Seat: NoStyle: Modern
Back Style: Solid backDining Type: Casual/Kitchen

About the Manufacturer

Herman Miller ®: The name is synonymous with innovation, design, operational excellence, smart application of technology, and social responsibility. Herman Miller ® studies work and living environments and designs and delivers products and services that make these environments work better. Through problem-solving research and design, the company seeks to develop innovative solutions to real needs in working, healing, learning, and living environments. Herman Miller ® began in 1923 as a manufacturer of traditional residential furniture, became a leader in "modern" furniture in the 1930s and 1940s; developed lasting ties through the 1950s with legendary industrial designers who led the company in new directions; transformed the office furniture industry with the first panel system in the 1960s; invented and refined ergonomic work seating in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; reinvented the geometry of systems furniture in 2000, and is today the second largest office furniture company with customers and locations around the world. Their history of employee participation and ownership and technological innovation has long roots and continues to grow. They have always worked hard to be serious about both people and business. They look at their primary goal as creating great places to work. George Nelson laid out five tenets of Herman Miller ® design philosophy 50 years ago: What you make is important. Design is an integral part of the business. The product must be honest. You decide what you will make. There is a market for good design. While fashion and style have their place, the main criterion for a Herman Miller ® product has remained constant: Does it truly solve a problem that people care about in a way that improves upon other solutions, or pioneers a new and better answer altogether? The answer is Yes.


The Eames DCW - Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs is a Modern style product. Modern style is very sleek with clean lines, and generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather are also seen a lot with modern style. You can shop for more Modern Dining Chairs in the Furniture section of our site.

Herman Miller ® Eames DCW - Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs


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Timeless Eames

MCM Remodel from Tempe, AZ– Verified Buyer

Great looking chairs and will fit perfectly with our MCM remodel and furnishings. Bought 4 of them at a good price with free shipping and no tax. They are classic pieces that will continue to maintain value over time.

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Good looking Eames accent chair

Chris from Bellevue, WA– Verified Buyer

I use this Eames as an accent chair in the hallway. I love the way it looks and feels. It's very comfortable to sit on it. The height is perfect too. Great buy!

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Eames Molded Plywood Cjair

Judith from Atlanta, GA– Verified Buyer

Perfect right out of the box, no assembly required. It has a lovely cherry finish. Just what we were looking for.

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Eames DCW in Red

Richard from Colchester, VT– Verified Buyer

A classic. Super beautiful and useful. Looks stunning at our dining table.

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Pricey but appreciated

David and Hazel from Exeter, RI– Verified Buyer

Appreciate the classic look, fine quality, and comfort in spite of the fact that they are a bit short for most modern dining tables.

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