The LCM chair is part of the Plywood Collection by Vitra. LCM stands for Lounge Chair Metal and can be tracked back to a design from the designer couple Charles & Ray Eames.
The experiments with plywood were the beginning of a search for new methods for Charles and Ray Eames, ones that see rigid materials adapt to the shape of the human body. With the design of the Plywood Chair, this idea is most noticeably reflected in the 3D-shaped plywood shells.
To manufacture the Plywood Group, layers of wood are bent into shape. The thin wooden shells for the back and seat support the body with lightly curved surfaces. The individual elements are attached to the frame with rubber washers and provide additional seating comfort.
In 1946 the chair was shown for the first time in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
For Vitra, working with the legendary designer couple Charles and Ray Eames was of fundamental importance: with the production of their designs in 1957, the history of the company as a furniture manufacturer began. Though Charles and Ray Eames didn’t leave a mark on Vitra with their products alone.
Rather, with their understanding of design, they determined the values and direction of the company decisively and that remains today.
As part of the Vitra Home Collection, the LCMs fitted with fur or leather covers are now available again for the first time in decades.The LCM chair is also available in other colours and with a fur cover.