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.

Details

  • 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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