Making the Eames Lounge Chair
Photo: Eames Office
Charles and Ray Eames are a huge inspiration to the work we do at Ciseal (we even named our first product, the Ray Tablet Stand after Ray Eames). Their sense of design, use of materials (especially bent plywood!), and emphasis on function and comfort are qualities we try our best to emulate.
We're also big fans of learning more about their design process and how their designs are manufactured. One amazing source of inspiration is this video about the making of the Eames Lounge Chair at the Herman Miller factory. This mid century beauty has stood the test of time and remains coveted for it's comfort and style. The video details some of the Eames' design process as well as shows the people and processes behind the manufacturing of the chair.
It's fascinating how much of the work is still done by hand - like selecting the veneer and hand sanding the wood to perfection. A lot of the processes are similar to how we make our products - just on a much larger scale!