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Icon: Molded Plywood Leg Splint by Charles and Ray Eames

Posted By Daily Icon On August 27, 2009 @ 2:00 AM In Design Icons,Icons | No Comments

During World War II, the U.S. Navy called upon Charles and Ray Eames to create a lightweight, inexpensive leg splint. The resulting design is a highly sculptural yet functional device that could be mass-produced and, being modular, conveniently and inexpensively transported. Access to military technology and manufacturing facilities allowed the designers to perfect their technique for molding plywood, which they had been working on for several years. In its three-dimensional, biomorphic form, the leg splint suggests the Eames‘ subsequent, highly influential plywood furniture designs such as the Eames Lounge Chair [1]

Molded Plywood Leg Splint, Patent No. 2548470, by Charles and Ray Eames, Manufactured by Evans Products, Molded Plywood Division
more: Metropolitan Museum of Art [2]

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[1] Eames Lounge Chair : http://www.dailyicon.net/2009/07/books-the-eames-lounge-chair-an-icon-of-modern-design/

[2] Metropolitan Museum of Art: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/eame/ho_1984.246.htm

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