Monday, November 10, 2008

eames folding plywood screen, herman miller

eames folding plywood screen, herman miller

Yes, this is a design classic, and if I did not include it in the great screen review of 08 it would have been negligent of me. Lets get the downside out of the way first. Its a little costly, but if you've sipped the cool-aid you won't feel a thing when you lay out for this piece of iconic design.

The wavy profile of the plywood segments always reminded me of an Aalto vase extruded up into a space divider. You can also sometimes find old ones, but I'm afraid that they may be even more costly than a new one. Also I think the originals may have used a cotton based fabric for the joints, at times prone to drying out and failing, while the synthetic used in the newer models is likely more sturdy.

eames folding plywood screen, herman miller

Eames Screen

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