Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames, two of the most important furniture designers of the twentieth century, designed furniture that was in good taste but not expensive. The Eameses experimented with molded plywood and produced leg splints for the U.S. Navy during World War II. They are best known for their designs of simple, attractive, comfortable, and affordable chairs that were machine-made from metal and the molded plywood created originally for the splints.

Charles and Ray Eames

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