Saturday, February 16, 2008

Eames Lounge & Ottoman

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Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Lounge & Ottoman is the second Eames designed piece in our roundup of chairs. The Eames lounge was designed in 1956 and has been in continual construction since it’s introduction. This chair is made of molded plywood covered with soft luxurious leather. It is still produced today by Herman Miller.

This chair has the distinction of being one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. The design is timeless, a true enduring classic.

The list price of the original Eames Lounge & Ottoman is $3,599 — not cheap but a bargain considering the quality and pedigree. There are used originals that often come up and are often significantly less expensive than current production. Small blemishes on an original should not be a concern as Herman Miller produces replacement parts. There are also a vast number of knock-offs that run the gambit of quality. The differences between the originals and copies are sometimes difficult to discern, so be careful if you are not certain.

1 comment:

JC said...

This is such a great chair. It fits large or small spaces.
Thank you for sharing.