Design: Ray and Charles Eames, 1946
The Eames Folding Screen is a "stand alone" home accessory which can
be used to create standing or seated privacy and divisions within an
environment. It features five-ply strength with the screen's lightweight
maple inner plies sandwiched between light ash, walnut,
or ebony veneers to resist warping and separation. There are six U-shaped
sections with flexible connections. Each section is 10 inches long and
durable, woven polypropylene mesh connects the six plywood sections so
it's easy to adjust the footprint. The Eames Molded Plywood Screen folds
for storage and is easy to carry and tucks neatly away.
68"h x 60"l x 2.25" thick
Charles and Ray Eames noted that U-shaped cross sections of plywood
from their early molding experiments were stable enough to stand
alone. To make their screen, they joined the sections with canvas
hinges and a synthetic adhesive developed during World War II.
Today, a polypropylene mesh held securely by a new process
ensures a longer life without compromising the integrity of the 1946 design.
Working with design legends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller pioneered modern furniture design in the mid-20th century.
As the business grew, it added a research focus to its problem-solving design. Today, the spirit of innovation and collaboration continues to drive
the global company forward. In addition to the enduring designs that form its foundation, Herman Miller also offers solutions from partners and
top designers who share its values.