Historic Woodworker Videos #18: Video Tribute to Charles Eames

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 08-22-2013 06:20 PM 1484 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 old YouTube was removed.

The video was reposted at

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 10:13 PM

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 08-23-2013 10:46 AM

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 08-23-2013 04:32 PM

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

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

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 11:27 PM

Very interesting. Thnx for the link

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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