...We however managed to more than fill the first half of December 2015 with Berlin based Bora Hong's cosmetic surgery of the Eames LCW, the architecture of Ferdinand Kramer in Frankfurt and a very long chat with Köln International School of Design director, and neuen Deutschen Design protagonist, Wolfgang Laubersheimer...
Dimensions in mm
|Base, seat & back
|Seat and back rest: Ash plywood
Covers: Calf Hide
|Optionally available with felt pads for hard floors or glides for carpets
|The LCW Calf Hides are best maintained through regular brushing with a soft brush in the direction of the fur. For light stains, dabbing with a damp cloth is recommended.
Never use chemical cleaners under any circumstances.
|Certificates & Sustainability
|Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
|Eames Plywood Group
|Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,4 MB).
What does LCW Calf's skin mean?
LCW means Lounge Chair Wood with calf's skin.
After several years of experiments with moulded plywood Charles and Ray Eames developed in 1945/46 their Plywood Group. Manufactured and distributed by Vitra the Plywood Group also includes the LCW and the LCW Calf's Skin. All chairs in the Vitra Plywood Group are designed to conform to the shape of the human body, thus enabling a pleasant and relaxing seating experience. The deep LCW chairs place the sitter close to the ground and are, and as with all classic lounge chairs, slightly inclined, thus adding to the comfort of the object. A comfort added to in the case of the LCW Calf's Skin by the extravagantly decadent hide covers.
More about 'LCW' in our blog
...Transferring her research into contemporary attitudes on cosmetic surgery from the animate to the inanimate world Bora Hong created a series of "Eames LCW" chairs from reassembled fragments of abandoned and forgotten "normal" chairs... The exhibition at Volume Gallery Berlin presents, in addition to videos and photos from the Cosmetic Surgery Kingdom project, the evolution of Bora Hong's considerations on beauty in design from her reassembled LCWs over original Eames LCWs "customised" by Bora Hong with a chisel - "I considered the LCW itself might be getting bored with its appearance" - and onto the latest phase of the project in which the LCWs are recreated from epoxy resin in which are trapped fragments of old, normal, chairs: these recent works reflecting current trends in cosmetic surgery where beyond the simple alterations of yore, bones are increasingly being cut, removed and reconfigured, fundamental structural changes being undertaken and appearances being made to order, designed to order if you will...
From experience we can confirm that photographing furniture is not the easiest job in the world. And getting a picture that captures the spirit and functionality of the object is a true art. And so we were all the more impressed when we stumbled across a...
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