Historic Woodworker Videos #18: Video Tribute to Charles Eames

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 371 days ago 1303 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 YouTube video can be found at

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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#1 posted 371 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 370 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 370 days ago

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 370 days ago

Very interesting. Thnx for the link

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

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