Exploded Eames Lounge and Ottoman, 2006

Faust, Vincent2006

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

This artistically suspended piece explores the complex way plywood, leather, and aluminum came together to form Charles and Ray Eames' innovative -- yet classic -- lounge chair and ottoman. The molded rosewood shell and plush upholstery achieve Charles' stated ambition to create the inviting look of a well-used baseball mitt.

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  • Title: Exploded Eames Lounge and Ottoman, 2006
  • Creator: Faust, Vincent
  • Date Created: 2006
  • Subject Keywords: Eames, Charles, 1907-1978, Eames, Ray, 1912-1988, Herman Miller, Inc., Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Armchairs, Chairs, Ottoman Footstools, Reclining Chairs, sculpture (visual work), Furniture
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=358993
  • Object Name: Sculpture (Visual work)
  • Object ID: 2008.7.1
  • Image ID: THF92267
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.