Navy during World War Ii to produce molded plywood
splints, stretchers and more.
After marrying, they left the Midwest and moved to Los Angeles with the goal of bringing to fruition Charles's vision for the molded plywood
chair, which had already won a major award but needed further development.
(Poll Manufacturing also provided hulls for Kenneth Cook's company, Inland Boat Service, which manufactured KenCraft boats both in Fiberglas and molded plywood
Still looking as fresh as when it debuted in 1961, the Tendo Mushroom Stool remains a classic, a cleverly bent origami-like design made from three identical sheets of molded plywood
. This version, created in 2003, is an updated variation on the theme.
The support's die-cast aluminum is 100-percent recycled and 100-percent recyclable, and the molded plywood
is sourced from sustainable forests.
The pillow is also a counterpoint to the molded plywood
chair (by Jean Prouve for Vitra, $850) and the screen (by 3 Square Design, $1,600).
Design: The Eames molded plywood
chair, designed by Charles Eames, 1946.
In LA, they turned their apartment into a workshop for experiments with molded plywood
. During World War II, the Eameses' research was put to good use in the form of rigid, lightweight splints and stretchers for the military.
"The two-position student chairs employ a molded plywood
As chief furniture designer there, he was the first to use tubular steel in furniture, and he also pioneered the use of molded plywood
. The " Breuer chair, " with its cantilevered seat, became a classic of industrial and domestic furniture design.