The Iconic Eames Lounge Chair adorns all kinds of spaces. The first chair created by American design couple Charles and Ray Eames for the luxury market has been in our homes for 56 years. Entangled in a story that promises to continue, molded plywood and leather were combined in what would become an iconic design.
This fruitful collaboration between the husband/wife team and the Herman Miller furniture company resulted in an internationally appreciated lounge chair. It was initially designed as a gift for the couple’s friend Billy Wilder, the director of “Some Like It Hot” and “Sunset Blvd“. Years of development led to the release of the iconic Eames Chair in 1956. Since then, it not only inspired other furniture items or objects, but has remained a versatile piece of furniture still being produced for the US by Herman Miller and for Europe by Vitra.
The original chair was made out of five layers of Brazilian rosewood veneer. Over the years some details were changed to adapt to modern technology. It’s modern version has seven thin wood veneer layers shaped under heat and pressure. Comfy cushions have a zipper on the outer edge, connecting them to a stiff plastic backing that allows the veneer to be smooth and uninterrupted by marks of screws or bolts.
We are all familiar with the striking impact of an original piece of furniture. This impressive chair creates a distinct atmosphere around it, unifying the interior design with a classic touch.