Eames chair

noun
a chair designed by Charles Eames; originally made of molded plywood; seat and back shaped to fit the human body
Hypernyms: ↑chair

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\\ˈēmz-, ˈāmz-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized E
Etymology: after Charles Eames died 1978 American designer
: any of several chairs designed by Charles Eames to fit the contours of the body and to be made from modern materials (as molded plywood or fiber glass)

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1. Also called LCM chair. a side chair designed by Charles Eames in 1946, having a slender tubular steel frame with a seat and back of molded plywood panels.
2. Also called Eames lounge chair. an armchair with matching ottoman designed by Charles Eames in 1956, having separate headrest, backrest, and seat sections of molded plywood fitted with leather cushions and mounted on a metal base that can swivel or tilt.
[1945-50, Amer.]

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Eames chair «eemz»,
a molded plywood or plastic chair: »

She threw away all her former possessions except one Eames chair (Ernestine Carter).

[< Charles Eames, born 1907, an American designer]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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