Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs
20th Century's Best Design Made Affordable
After years of experimentation with the medium, husband and wife design team Charles & Ray introduced molded plywood to the furniture market in the 1940s. This new medium (which had previously been used primarily as a building material) presented huge opportunity because it proved to be a versatile material well-suited for mass-produced designs. As a result of suburban expansion post-WWII, a generation of new homes had been built, and provided Charles & Ray with the inspiration they needed to revolutionize furniture design and to fill these homes with obtainable mid-century style. Their design proved so revolutionary that Times Magazine awarded it "Best Design of the 20th Century" in 1999.
Our Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs is based on Charles & Ray's original design (known as the "Molded Plywood Dining Chair Wood Base" or "DCW") which debuted over half-a-century ago, and it stays true to its revolutionary production techniques. Like the original, it is constructed of layered bent hardwood. Improving upon the original, it is available in various high quality, American FSC-certified wood veneers, making it an eco-friendly choice with iconic style. Its solid construction provides an unparalleled level of quality and an exceptional value for any mid-century or modern dining space. Its smooth contoured seat and back provide form-fitting support that also make the Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs a practical choice as a stylish, medium use desk chair.