Herman Miller Eames® Molded Plywood Folding Screen
Charles and Ray Eames, 1946
This early experiment by Charles and Ray Eames in molding wood can artfully divide space, serve as an elegant backdrop, or create privacy. Self-supporting and connected with woven polypropylene mesh, the undulating plywood collapses for easy storage or transport.
The screen’s maple inner plies are sandwiched between light ash, walnut, or ebony veneers to create a strong construction that resists warping and separation. Each of the six U-shaped sections is 10 inches long. The screen unfolds to 60 inches long and just 2 1/4 inches thick. A durable, woven polypropylene mesh connects the six plywood sections so it’s easy to adjust the footprint, and to fold it for storage or carrying.