In their early experiments with molded plywood, Charles and Ray Eames began to conceive structures that would be stable enough to stand on their own. Their idea was soon realized in the Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen (1946), a portable, foldable screen meant to divide and define space. It consists of six U-shaped molded plywood panels with natural veneer faces and lightweight walnut inner plies. At first, the screen had canvas hinges affixed with adhesive, but now it’s held together with polypropylene mesh that’s more flexible and durable. It stretches up to five feet wide when needed and folds down for compact storage when not in use – a great feature for providing more privacy to overnight guests in open living spaces. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
Design is for living. That maxim shaped a widespread shift in design during the 1940s and 1950s. It was a revolution of form, an exciting visual language that signaled a new age and a fresh start and two of its prime movers were Charles and Ray Eames. The Eameses were a husband and wife team whose unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Sleek, sophisticated and simple. Beautifully functional.
Yet Charles and Ray Eames created more than a "look" with their bent plywood chairs or molded fiberglass seating. They had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to fulfill the practical needs of ordinary people and bring greater simplicity and pleasure to our lives. Read more >