Eames Plywood LCW Chair


Designed by Charles and Ray Eames
Manufactured by Vitra

With rigorous, hard work and unwavering determination the Eames Office finally found the “honest use of plywood”. They wanted to push the material as far as it could go and in doing so they created the LCW, named ‘Chair of the Century’ by Time Magazine. The culmination of style, functionality and determinism, the LCW is the epitome of a perfect occasional chair, it works throughout your home. Available in natural, black, or red ash and pigmented black walnut.

  • black ash
  • red ash
  • natural ash
  • made to order, 4-6 weeks

Product Description

Height: 68cm x Width: 56cm x Depth: 61cm
Seat height: 30cm

Materials & finishes
Moulded wooden laminate with an ash or walnut veneer, the seat and backrest sections connected to the base by means of rubber/metal elements (shock mounts).

Additional information


Made-to-order: 4-6 weeks.
Orders over £1000 free for Mainland UK.
Non-Mainland UK and International options available.
Please enquire for further details.


Charles and Ray Eames spent many years experimenting with new techniques for producing three-dimensionally moulded plywood seat shells that conformed to the contours of the human body. They achieved this with the chairs in the Plywood Group, which have matured into classics with an appearance that still looks contemporary today. For the Plywood Group, they also combined the seats and backs with different bases. Thanks to the organic shape of the plywood shells and the slightly flexible backrests, these light and compact chairs are extremely comfortable.