The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design

February 11th, 2011







Late last year I stopped by Design Within Reach to check out one of these beauties. Talk about a chair sent straight out of heaven! Not only was I blown away by the comfort, but also by how well designed it is. In this book it really shows the Eames Lounger as a timeless beauty and the stories behind it.

In the book Charles Eames is asked to explain the chair. One of his quotes was that the chair needs to have “the warm receptive look of a well-worn first baseman’s mitt.” This to me is really what an older Eames lounger resembles and of course with some things, they just get better with age.

The book is definitely worth checking out and can be purchased through Amazon. More information about the book below:

The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design, by Pat Kirkham,
Thomas Hine, David Hanks, Martin Eidelberg, Hardcover
Published by, BIS Publishers
ISBN: 9789063691356

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Posted by on 02/11/11 in Book Covers, Design, Interior design

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  1. Jesse says:

    A mid-century second hand store near my home has one of these. I had to ask permission to sit in it! I was also immediately in love, but also immediately discontented with every other chair I own. I think if I owned one, I would make guests ask permission to sit in it too.

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