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Historic Woodworker Videos #18: Video Tribute to Charles Eames

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 237 days ago 1205 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Thomas Molesworth, Father of Western Furniture Part 18 of Historic Woodworker Videos series Part 19: Norway's Medieval Timber Framers »

Pass thru any airport or modern apartment, and you will see the impact of plywood on the furniture industry. This video tribute is to Charles Eames, the postwar furniture designer. See his struggle with shaping the compound curves in plywood chairs in 1940s and the TV debut of the Eames Lounge Chair that Herman Miller still has in daily production.

The YouTube video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmGJJW63YSY

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom



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Pimzedd

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#1 posted 237 days ago

Thanks, enjoyed that. I have an Eames style chair from about 1969.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#2 posted 236 days ago

Thanks, very interesting to watch the creative process of a furniture industry icon such as Eames.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 236 days ago

Thanks for sharing this great video find of an innovator and visionary.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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#4 posted 236 days ago

Very interesting. Thnx for the link

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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