Friday, March 21, 2014

Closer Look: The Eames Lounge Chair Reproduction


The Eames Lounge Chair was crafted with the intention of being “a special refuge from the strains of modern living, ” according to its creator, Charles Eames.

Billy Wilder, the famous director behind movies such as 'Some Like It Hot' and 'Sunset Boulevard,' was known to engineer anything he could find on set to resemble a lounge chair for a quick nap. When his good friend, Charles Eames, noticed this he was inspired to create his renowned Lounge Chair for his friend.

Crafted from molded plywood and leather cushions, Eames was aiming for a chair with the comfort of a “first baseman’s mitt.” The fact that it is equally elegant as it is comfortable only added to the high demand for it in 1956 when Herman Miller launched its wildly successful advertising campaign. Check out our comparison guide for our Eames Chair replica.


Come see our Eames Lounge Chair replica at our Chicago or Seattle Showroom!

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Photo: The Eames Lounge Chair was crafted with the intention of being “a special refuge from the strains of modern living, ” according to its creator, Charles Eames.

Billy Wilder, the famous director behind movies such as Some Like It Hot and Sunset Boulevard, was known to engineer anything he could find on set to resemble a lounge chair for a quick nap.  When his good friend, Charles Eames, noticed this he was inspired to create his renowned Lounge Chair for his friend.

Crafted from molded plywood and leather cushions, Eames was aiming for a chair with the comfort of a “first baseman’s mitt.”  The fact that it is equally elegant as it is comfortable only added to the high demand for it in 1956 when Herman Miller launched its wildly successful advertising campaign. 

Come see for yourself if it is living up to its reputation of comfort and elegance at our Chicago Showroom!

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