Timeless Chair Design and the Eames Effect

When it comes to furnishing a home or office, the unification of function, form and style never goes out of fashion Quality and class still retains its desirability, even in more austere times. Despite alterations in both taste and budget, iconic furniture will always be in demand Timeless designs, such as the Eames office lounge chair, remain in a class of their own.

When brothers Charles and Ray Eames unveiled the design for their Lounge Chair and Ottoman in 1956, they were creating 20th century style history Indeed, in proclaiming that he wanted his chair to “resemble the warmth, familiarity and comfort of a well-worn baseball mitt”, Charles Eames’ words still contain meaning that makes them as apt today as they were over fifty years ago.

Having undergone extensive design by the Eames brothers, the lounge set was unveiled to a rapturous reception and subsequently developed by close collaborator, Hermann Miller The chair and ottoman combination turned into real winners, capturing numerous style accolades Long-standing permanent exhibitions at the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago are testament to the iconic furniture’s cultural impact

The Eames Lounger also earned popular acclaim upon its debut appearance on the Arlene Francis ‘Home Show’ in one of their finest hours during 1956 ‘Dr. Frasier Crane’, of American sitcom infamy, has also displayed a set of the furniture in his upmarket apartment

It’s no surprise that Eames office chairs have gained such notoriety. They are beautifully designed and crafted, objects in which to luxuriate and do business in. Combining a rich veneer and supple Italian leather, anyone purchasing an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman can sit, back, relax and enjoy the experience

A continuing emphasis on excellent build quality and design has retained the furniture’s original values: sumptuous upholstery laid on by a foundation of an underlying wooden substrate and thick cushioning underpins the lounge chair

A solid metal black base with polished stainless steel top usually accompanies the modern version: rather than tilt, the Eames Lounger is a swivel chair that remains permanently reclined an angle of natural repose in order to distribute body weight towards the rear of the chair for maximum comfort.

Sure, owning an iconic piece of history and a lounge chair that’s been described as an understatement of ‘cool’ is an attractive proposition in any home or office Not merely a status symbol, the Eames’ design has a substance and quality that’s hard to match.

The brothers’ piece of intelligent design was intended to create a refuge from the stress and strain of modern life and can now be seen adorning illustrious living rooms, libraries, studies and offices across the globe This just leaves the prospective buyer to ask themselves: where in my home or office do I want to put my Eames lounge chair set?

Immobilienmakler Heidelberg

Makler Heidelberg

Source by Anton Ray

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