Eames inspired… man I just got so tired
Inspired by the Eames molded plywood chair, I envisioned a continuous ribbon of wood that would encourage feelings of floating while sleeping. Plus, I’m tall enough that footboards are always inconvenient. I commissioned a sketch from an industrial designer and RISD grad Erik Askin. I told him of my inspirations and guiding principles, and he made some great suggestions about structural integrity.
Many years later, I found Green Piece Furniture on Treasure Island in SF, and worked with the founder, Nick, on the schematic. I visited his workshop a few times to see the work in progress, and to document the process of molding the plywood and adding the walnut veneer.
Now that I have been sleeping on the v1 prototype since Summer 2016, and enjoy its smooth lines, I already have ideas about the v2... I’d be delighted to talk with a wholesaler about mass manufacture, wink.