Charles and Ray Eames Molded Plywood Leg Splint, circa 1942

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Charles and Ray Eames molded plywood leg splint circa 1942 manufactured by Evans Products, molded plywood division.
During World War II, the U.S. Navy called upon Charles and Ray Eames to create a lightweight, inexpensive leg splint. The resulting design is a highly sculptural yet functional device that could be mass-produced and, being modular, conveniently and inexpensively transported. Access to military technology and manufacturing facilities allowed the Eameses to perfect their technique for molding plywood, which they had been working on for several years. In its three-dimensional, biomorphic form, the leg splint suggests the Eames' subsequent, highly influential plywood furniture designs.
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Creator
Charles and Ray Eames (Designer)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1942
Period
1940-1949
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
3.5 in. H x 42.5 in. W x 8 in. D
9 cm H x 108 cm W x 20 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
13011180453354
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