The Eames Lounge Chair - Chic-ness Vs. Comfort

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 10:49pm

 Husband and wife creators Charles and Ray Eames, originally produced this fashionable and cutting-edge piece of lounge set in 1956 as a present for their good great friend and movie director Billy Wilder (‘some like it hot’, Sunset Blvd’). Ever since its introduction, the Eames lounge chair has evolved into one of the most fashionable and pieces of furniture in history.


Truth be told there aren’t many who wouldn’t recognise this amazing contemporary armchair, as it has appeared on the big screen a large number of times in sitcoms such as, ‘Friends’ - as Joey and Chandlers’ centre piece armchairs, often mentioned within the show as simply being far too comfortable to stand up off and one of which is even given a human name (‘Rosita’). The Eames lounge chair has equally appeared on ‘Frasier’, ‘House’, ITV’s design TV show ’60 minute makeover’ and films including, ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Mad Men’.

Co-designer Charles, one time said he wanted the chair to ‘resemble the warmth, familiarity and level of comfort of a beautifully worn baseball mitt’ whilst his wife Ray, wanted the chair to maintain a ‘comfortable and un-designy look’. It's easy to see from the chair’s visual appeal that this is exactly what the completed design portrays. Its bucket chair style and design and raised backwards leaning position promptly connotes deluxe and is related to the baseball mitt structure, together with the sleek black Italian leather material seating and veneer grain finish comparable to both the fabric and shade of a baseball glove and oozing with coziness.

This particular Eames inspired lounge chair additionally comes complete with complementing ottoman, that's sufficiently small not to disorder any sort of living room, dining or office environment location, but big enough for people of any length, to sit back and indulge in maximum comfort and relaxation. The chair’s neutral colour collection such as black, brown and white leather and different tones wood grain, allows the item to mix perfectly with any colour scheme or design. What really make the Eames lounge chair so different and rare, is its ability to present a high amount of both style and comfort, as confirmed in the quantity of different big screen appearances.

Just like most classical pieces of furniture the Eames lounge chair would be an investment for any buyer, through it's ability to retain its style and luxurious comfort for years on end. Both chair and ottoman are hand assembled and made with outstanding attention to detail. The lounge chair’s cushions are also individually upholstered and replaceable and the back cushions are also interchangeable, allowing people who aren’t into the ‘leather look’ to change the seating to any material or colour of their choice. Continuing to tick all the boxes, the Eames lounge chair is also eco friendly, as more recently manufactured modules are created with a richly grained veneer labeled as ‘Santos Palisander’, as opposed to the initial endangered Brazilian Rosewood.

Furthering the Eames collection’s celebrity status, the New York Museum of Modern Art have installed the lounge chair set as part of their permanent collection describing the Eames furniture set as, ‘the most iconic of all contemporary chair sets’. The set can also be seen on a permanent display at the Art institute of Chicago. It is clear that purchasing the Eames Inspired Collection is like buying a piece of history, a talking piece for any house hold or office and most importantly of all, a piece of furniture offering magnificent style and laid back comfort. An absolute must have for people seeking luxury style, comfort and relaxation!

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