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Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century.

As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.

Charles (1907–78) studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser, 1912–88) was an artist, who studied under the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (the legendary institution where Charles also met his frequent collaborator Eero Saarinen and the artist and designer Harry Bertoia) and married the next year.

His technical skills and her artistic flair were wonderfully complementary. They moved to Los Angeles in 1941, where Charles worked on set design for MGM. In the evenings at their apartment, they experimented with molded plywood using a handmade heat-and-pressurization device they called the “Kazam!” machine. The next year, they won a contract from the U.S. Navy for lightweight plywood leg splints for wounded servicemen — they are coveted collectibles today; more so those that Ray used to make sculptures.

The Navy contract allowed Charles to open a professional studio, and the attention-grabbing plywood furniture the firm produced prompted George Nelson, the director of design of the furniture-maker Herman Miller Inc., to enlist Charles and (by association, if not by contract) Ray in 1946. Some of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel.

The Eameses eagerly embraced new technology and materials, and one of their peculiar talents was to imbue their supremely modern design with references to folk traditions. Their Wire chair group of the 1950s, for example, was inspired by basket weaving techniques. The populist notion of “good design for all” drove their molded fiberglass chair series that same decade, and also produced the organic-form, ever-delightful La Chaise. In 1956 the Eames lounge chair and ottoman appeared — the supremely comfortable plywood-base-and-leather-upholstery creation that will likely live in homes as long as there are people with good taste and sense.

Charles Eames once said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” For very good collectors and thoughtful interior designers, a piece of design by the Eameses, the closer produced to original conception the better, is almost de rigueur — for its beauty and comfort, and not least as a tribute to the creative legacy and enduring influence of Charles and Ray Eames.

The collection of original Eames furniture on 1stDibs includes chairs, tables, case pieces and other items.

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Creator: Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Plywood Folding Screen Ash Veneer 1950s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Cathedral City, CA
This is an iconic piece of American design history, designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1946, for Herman Miller. This example is one of the earlier versions produced between 1946-1955. The veneer is a warm ash. The connecting fabric is a cotton canvas and allows for the screen to bend in a multitude of ways producing a screen in a variant of formations and also allows the screen to fold nearly flat for storage or shipping. A true classic! We have included several detail photos so you can get a true picture of condition, As is common with these older screens...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Ash, Plywood, Canvas

Early Rare Eames Screen Room Divider FSW-6 in Rosewood
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
An extremely rare first generation Eames FSW-6 privacy screen, in Rosewood Veneer at 68 height, with cotton fabric connector in good condition, no tears, fraying at the end. Rosewo...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Rosewood, Plywood

Early Eames Screen Room Divider FSW-6 Custom Order in Rosewood
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
An extremely rare first generation Eames FSW-6 privacy screen, custom ordered in Rosewood Veneer at 61 inch height, with cotton fabric connector in good condition, no tears, only fraying at the end. Rosewood was generally not an option for the privacy screen throughout the first production, and can only be custom ordered. We have checked with the Herman Miller Archive and the Eames foundation to ensure this is the first generation Eames screen...
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Plywood, Rosewood

Original 1950s Eames for Herman Miller FSW-6 Folding Screen Room Divider
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early molded plywood screen divider in calico ash, designed by Charles & Ray Eames, manufactured by Herman Miller. The screen's ingenious design allows it to be formed into a vari...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Ash

Eames 6 Panel Oak Room Divider by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Toledo, OH
Eames 6 panel oak room divider by Herman Miller. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames and Manufactured by Herman Miller in the 1940's. A durable woven polypropylene mesh connects the 6 ...
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Mid-20th Century Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Oak, Bentwood

Charles and Ray Eames FSW 8 Panel Screen
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Birch Plywood and canvas screen Early production Original finish.
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1940s American Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Birch

Charles and Ray Eames; Vintage FSW-6 Room Screen, Early Production, 1946
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Charles and Ray Eames FSW-6 folding room screen, designed in 1946. The original production examples used a canvas webbing as in this example. Mult...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Half-Size FSW-6 Screen by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Half-size FSW-6 screen in ash plywood and canvas. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller, Zeeland, MI, circa 1948. Unmarked.
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Mid-20th Century German Modern Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Canvas, Plywood

Charles and Ray Eames Plywood Folding Screen / Divider, , F S 6, , , Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning vintage plywood divider by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Model “FSW-6” (folding screen wood) was designed and released to market in 1946. Consists of six adjusta...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Fabric, Plywood

Vintage Plywood Screen by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
An early folding plywood screen by Charles and Ray Eames. Each wood panel is joined by off-white canvas hinges, USA, 1958. Folds nearly flat for storage or transport. This item sh...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Canvas, Wood

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Previously Available Items
Charles Eames for Herman Miller Ash 6 Panel Screen
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
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Charles & Ray Eames FSW-6 folding screen for Herman Miller
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Eames Molded Plywood Folding Screen for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Centreville, VA
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By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Francisco, CA
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By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
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Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra Plywood 8-Section Folding Screen
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1946, the FSW Folding Screen is an iconic piece of mid-century design. Released as part of the plywood home furniture collection, t...
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Late 20th Century German Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Herman Miller Eames Fsw-6 Room Divider
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Saint Paul, MN
Folding Screen Wood in walnut by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers

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Eames for Herman Miller Privacy Screen FSW-6 in Golden Ash
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
A second gen vintage Eames FSW-6 Privacy Screen in Golden Ash, excellent graining showing throughout with very little wear. This version is no longer being produced. Designed and ...
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Charles And Ray Eames screens and room dividers for sale on 1stDibs.

Charles and Ray Eames screens and room dividers are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Charles and Ray Eames screens and room dividers, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original screens and room dividers by Charles and Ray Eames were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider screens and room dividers by and Robert Crowder. Prices for Charles and Ray Eames screens and room dividers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,550 and can go as high as $25,995, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,850.
Questions About Charles and Ray Eames Screens and Room Dividers
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Charles and Ray Eames are famous for their chair designs. The couple released their first iconic Eames Lounge and Ottoman in 1956 and went on to create more chairs that changed the idea of comfortable seating. In addition to being great furniture designers, Ray and Charles were also graphic and textile designers, architects and film-makers. Shop a collection of Eames chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    Charles and Ray Eames were related by marriage. Charles studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser) was an artist who studied under painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit and married the next year. Shop a selection of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Charles and Ray Eames have been recognized as the 20th century’s most influential designers and are best known for their highly recognizable chairs. The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are an iconic duo in modern-styled furniture, and s​ome of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel. Find vintage Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    For Charles and Ray Eames’ chairs designed for Herman Miller, molded plywood, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, bent and welded wire mesh, and cast aluminum were used in production. You can shop a collection of Eames furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rosewood was the favorite wood of famed American designers Charles and Ray Eames. Rosewood made its way into some of the duo’s most celebrated designs, including the iconic Eames lounge chair. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of genuine Eames furniture from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, Charles Eames chairs are comfortable. The Eameses — Charles and Ray — were fascinated by ergonomics and designed chairs with comfort in mind. The legendary mid-century modernist designer-couple famously called their Eames lounge chair and ottoman “a special refuge from the strains of modern living” and described their design as having the “warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.”

    While the couple’s DCW chairs, introduced in the 1940s, prioritized ease of production and affordability of materials, the Eames lounger, which debuted in 1956, was Charles and Ray’s interpretation of luxury furniture. And to the Eameses, luxury meant, above all, comfort.

    Find vintage Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.

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