The leather upholstery. The molded walnut. The sleek, rounded shape that begs you to ease back with a single-malt in hand, stereo remote in the other, kicking off your work shoes and reminiscing on the day’s achievements. If you want a make a statement with your furniture, the Eames Lounge Chair is the definition of style and comfort.
A timeless classic and constructed to last a lifetime, the Eames Lounge Chair has been in continuous production since its introduction in 1956 by Charles and Ray Eames. It was the culmination of the Eameses’ efforts to create a club chair using the moulded plywood technology that they pioneered in the ’40s. In Charles Eames’ words, the vision was a chair with the “warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” And today the Eames Lounge Chair is still featured in every depiction of a successful man, from Frasier to Tony Stark – and in the offices of real-life power men for generations.
When it comes to the Eames Lounge Chair, it’s not just a chair to take a load off – it’s a piece of design that changed the evolution of furniture as well as art. Literally. The Eames Lounge Chair is a part of the permanent collection in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
In short, it’s something you save for and savour the rest of your life.