Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday: Eames rocker

My wishlist post today features another iconic mid century furniture item--the Eames Rocker.  From designboom and deconet: Brothers Charles and Ray Eames experimented with new methods of bending plywood from the work they did during the wartime navy effort and applied these techniques to their furniture design.  The fascination of new materials led the Eames' to inventive modern furniture, such as the molded plastic chair.  The shell is made of fiberglass reinforced plastic, and the base is an eiffel tower metal base with wood rockers on the bottom.  It is said that these rockers were originally gifts to Herman Miller employees who just had newborns. Today Vitra produces reissues of the Eames Rocker. 

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