Herman Miller Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen
designed by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance:
Another Eames original with a place in the Museum of Modern Art, this flexible folding screen's undulating form adds a lively visual element to home and office alike. It stands alone to create standing or seated privacy, aiding the flow of an interior and giving a sense of balance to open spaces. 6 panels of 5-ply hardwood with beautiful veneer can be folded accordion-style when the screen is not in use.
What's To Like:
The Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen is the most beautiful room divider we've seen. Its heritage is obvious, with the way its sinuous shape reflects the Eameses creativity and pleasure in making things.
What's Not to Like:
History? Intriguing. Design? Gorgeous. Materials? High quality. Manufacturing? World-class. Price? High. It reflects the overall quality of the folding screen.
The Bottom Line:
Regardless of price, the Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen is still one of the best choices out there when you want to divide space with style, or make a statement (as the picture of the black screen above shows). Herman Miller's folding screen brings the work of some of the most creative minds of the 20th century to your home.
- Dimensions: 68" h x 60" w x 2.25" d when opened fully
- Screen has 6 panels
- Each panel is 5-ply, with natural face veneers and 3 layers of lightweight hardwood inner plies
- Each molded plywood section is connected by woven polypropylene mesh
The Herman Miller Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen is also known by the following manufacturer item number: FSW.
6-paneled, 5-ply screen has natural face veneers with lightweight hardwood inner plies. Each molded plywood section is connected by woven polypropylene mesh.
Overall: 68" h x 60" w x 2.25" thick
|During one of their early experiments with molding plywood, Charles and Ray Eames noted that U-shaped cross sections of plywood were stable enough to stand alone. They put a few of them together to create a screen that looked like wooden waves and complemented their molded plywood furniture pieces.
They joined the 9.5" wide sections of ash or birch plywood with canvas hinges and a synthetic adhesive. Today, a durable woven polypropylene mesh held securely by a new process ensures a longer life without compromising the integrity of the original design.