Three curved plywood shells joined together by a series of beautiful aluminum spines host the comfy upholstered cushions, which were a true innovation at the time; the cushions are zipped to a hard plastic piece which is fastened to the wooden structure by hidden clips.
The Eames were great innovators, they explored new technologies and materials while making sure the final object was comfortable and beautiful; they pioneered the use of moulded plywood, fiberglass and wire mesh.
Charles and Ray Eames were involved in every step of the product development, their approach to design was experimental and extensive to every aspect of the object, in Charles own words: "the details are not the details, they make the design."
Designer: Ray and Charles Eames
Materials: plywood and upholstered leather