furniture design – in search of the perfect lounge chair – 2/2 meet the eames version

 

eames herman miller classic lounge chair

eames herman miller classic lounge chair - sold on ebay for $3,251.00

i love the bent rose wood shell, and leather (or vinyl) are my favorite upholstery choices.  in search of a great lounge chair for me, i like an ottoman chair combination.  this is a great chair, but…

the leather is dark (black, usually), and it has a masculine look.  i want a chair that will hold up outdoors, under a porch, but still out in the humidity, in florida. herman miller does make an aluminum lounge chair with ottoman, which they expect to be used outdoors.

 

Herman Miller® - Eames® Aluminum Group Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Herman Miller® - Eames® Aluminum Group Lounge Chair and Ottoman

again, it has a decidedly masculine look.  not as soft.  this one sells for $1,928.00, new. (click on the picture to link).

 

here is part 2 of the introduction of the 1956 eames lounge chair.  note that a man is sitting in it, in the advert, and the woman is perched prettily on the footstool….. nice picture, but i want to lounge some too! (and i don’t think i perch so prettily…and not much perching at all, now that i think about it.)

Eames Lounge Chair debut in 1956 on NBC [2/2]

 

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furniture design – how to search for the perfect lounge chair – 1/2 meet the eames

i have been considering the definition of a lounge chair — there seem to be several out there, and most are not quite what i want.  it seems i do not lounge with the same purpose as others.  (more on that in another blog, in a series of how to find the best lounge chair for you).

one of the classics is the creation of the eames.  here is an intriguing clip from 1956, another time another place….  check out the new england (almost english) accents and meet the eames.  i like their style.

Eames Lounge Chair debut in 1956 on NBC [1/2]