Charles (1907–1978) and Ray (1912–1988) Eames were American designers, married in 1941, who worked and made major contributions in many fields of design including industrial designfurniture designartgraphic designfilm and architecture. In 1940 Charles invented the Eames Lounge Chair Wood (LCW) and the first chairs had their problems so he had to make some alterations. Even though the plywood chair was a compromise of the Eames' vision to create a single shell chair it is still a very successful design today. Following the LCW the Eames created a family of plywood chairs. The all-plywood Dining Chair Wood (DCW) was made in the same way as the LCW, but with a narrower seat, and longer legs. The Lounge Chair Metal (LCM) and Dining Chair Metal (DCM) were made of the same plywood seats and backrests as the LCW & DCW set on a metal frame. Sorry, but they didn't invent the Cappu-Eames, that was made by a design-barista. Speaking of coffee......

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