Charles and Ray Eames, ‘LCW Chair’, 1948, Patrick Parrish Gallery

An early model of the classic lounge chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. This is an early Evans Product chair in an aniline dye finish.

Manufacturer: Herman Miller

About Charles and Ray Eames

Perhaps the most influential collaboration in design history, the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames helped to create new concepts in furniture for a modern century. Exploring new techniques and materials like molded wood, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, and bent wire, they created affordable furniture for the likes of Herman Miller, which have since become iconic pieces in design history. Their California studio was a laboratory where their team constantly refined and revised their experiments, reducing furniture to its most essential forms—as was the Pacific Palisades home they created as one of the famous Case Study Houses. “The details are not details,” said Charles. “They make the product.” In addition to furniture, they created toys, films, videos, and textiles.

American, 1907 and 1912 - 1978 and 1988, Saint Louis and Sacramento