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Just In at Decor Direct: Charles Eames LCW Mid Century Chair

JUST IN:  We love the sexy, low profile of the LCW Chair by Charles and Ray Eames.  Time Magazine says this is Best Design of the 20th Century! Guess what was in second place…no, not a chair, not a table, but —- wait for it —— a locomotive.    

Time called the LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) design “something elegant, light and comfortable. Much copied but never bettered.”  The aesthetic integrity, enduring charm, and comfort of the chairs is what singled out this design for the award by Time Magazine.   

Designers Charles and Ray Eames established their long and legendary relationship with Herman Miller in 1946 with this excitingly original molded plywood chair.

The LCW chair we have at Decor Direct available for purchase is in original condition, just as it was designed by the Eames’.  It is constructed of walnut.  

It came directly from the original owner’s family, The Warshaw’s, who had purchased the chair and many other iconic Herman Miller pieces of furniture in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s in New York City.  

The chair has never been modified, and although not in pristine condition, it is in excellent vintage condition.  Some minor issues appropriate for its 60 years of use.  The chair is in walnut finish, with the original label present. All the shock mounts appear to be original. A real collectors item for those serious about their appreciation of design!

It stays true to Charles Eames vision of an “honest” chair that shows all its engineering off for the world to see.  

Many other iconic mid century furniture pieces available at Decor Direct, including other pieces from the Warshaw Collection of Herman Miller pieces, including a sawtooth gate leg table and 4 cabinets and a china cabinet from the series of Basic Cabinets by George Nelson.


D E S I G N E R S: Charles Eames & Ray Eames

P R O D U C E R: Herman Miller

LCW - Lounge Chair Wood
LCW produced by Herman Miller, between 1948 and 1958.

About the Eames LCW Chair:

"The Eames Lounge Chair Wood (LCW) (also known as Low Chair Wood or Eames Plywood Lounge Chair) is a low seated easy chair designed by husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames.

The chair was designed using technology for molding plywood that the Eames developed before and during the Second World War. Before American involvement in the war, Charles Eames and his friend, architect Eero Saarinen, entered a furniture group into the Museum of Modern Art’s “Organic Design in Home Furnishings Competition” in 1940, a contest exploring the natural evolution of furniture in response to the rapidly changing world. Eames & Saarinen won the competition. However, production of the chairs was postponed due to production difficulties, and then by the United States’ entry into WWII. Saarinen left the project due to frustration with production.

Charles Eames and his wife Ray Kaiser Eames moved to Venice Beach, CA in 1941. Charles took a job as a set painter for MGM Studios to support them. Ray, formally trained as a painter and sculptor, continued experiments with molded plywood designs in the spare room of their apartment. In 1942 Charles left MGM to begin making molded plywood splints for the U.S. Air Force. The splints used compound curves to mimic the shape of the human leg. The experience of shaping plywood into compound curves contributed greatly to the development of the LCW.[1]”

— From Wikipedia

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We Buy! Do you have a household of antiques, art, & furniture to liquidate?  Do you need to settle an estate? Or do you just have 1 piece to sell off?

Decor Direct has been winning awards in Sarasota and Manatee County for 17 years, for offering fine estate quality home furnishings, antiques, and art. We will co-ordinate the entire process, from assessing the items to having them professionally loaded and moved.  

Terms: We’re easy! We pay cash up front; no need to wait while items are consigned or waiting to be resold at an estate sale.  We will refurbish and restore your family heirlooms and find them a good home where they will be enjoyed for years to come.

We buy from one piece to an entire state. Call for your free assessment today on how we can assist you in clearing your estate or picking up just one piece.

We buy high end designers/brands such as:
Charles Eames
Herman Miller
George Nelson
Paul Evans
Hans Wegner
Heywood Wakefield
Danish Teak: Koefeds, Moller, 
Aero Saarinen
Gio Ponti
Ico Parisi

We also buy: household furnishings, mid century, antiques, Asian collectibles, original oil paintings, bronzes & fountains, large scale statuary. No items too big or valuable.

Call to find out how we can assist you: Phone: 941-751-4180

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Serenity Now: Teak Carved Mandala Wall Art or Headboard

Create a serene, and relaxed room with the beauty of a classic teak carved Mandala from Decor Direct in Sarasota FL. irect. Using recycled rough-hewn teak planks from old dwellings and community buildings, hill tribe craftsmen devote hours to carve, sand, and wax this intricate lotus flower mandala teak carving.

Bring peace and beauty to your room with this lotus panel, a symbol of spiritual awakening. Our panels are crafted from reclaimed teak so prized that Thai families make them the centerpiece of a room.

The 12” sections are fitted together and stabilized with metal braces to create one wall hanging. This makes it much easier to mount than individual panels. These exquisitely detailed carvings help pay for new community buildings for each village.

Available in several finishes, including natural reclaimed, dark waxed, whitewash and coastal sea blue/green wash. Many other carved teak wall decor and salvage pieces to choose from as well, including larger panels, doorways, thin panels and accents.

Decor Direct has 30,000 square feet of warehouses full of amazing treasures and unusual finds for your retail store or homes. Every item at wholesale prices.
Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse Open Thurs - Sunday 10am-4pm. Must be 18 or older to enter the warehouse

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Looking for a farmhouse dining table or a reclaimed industrial table?  Right in Sarasota at Decor Direct, you’ll find a nice variety.  Delivery and shipment available. 

Looking for a slab table? We’ve got them in all colors, shapes and sizes! Made from solid TREEs! These are reclaimed hardwoods, assorted shapes, styles, and levels of finish. Some are super rustic Others refined.
Also, slab coffee tables, slab bistro tables, slab bars, slab chairs and slab cubes. We are the manufacturer. All artisan crafted and custom orders available. Or buy what is in stock! All at wholesale prices. For a smaller budget, choose rustic reclaimed plank wood tables.
Decor Direct has a “World of Treasure”: full of amazing furniture, antiques, and unusual finds for your retail store or homes. Delivery available; credit cards accepted.
Open to public 10am-4pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday
(Open to Established Truckload Customers Mon - Weds by advance appointment
Address: 2333 Whitfield Park Loop, Sarasota, FL 34243 941-751-4180

Check out the awesome lines on this mid century dining set by Broyhill.  The Brasilia line by Broyhill was created in 1962. The signature lines and waves of Brasilia furniture were inspired by the distinct architecture of the city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. The city of Brasilia was planned and developed between 1956 and 1960, with the chief architect being Oscar Neimeyer. Come see the awesome Dining Table with Leaf and Pads, 8 matching chairs and china cabinet.