Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra “Ray” Eames (1912–1988) are the American designers behind the ever-famous Eames chair we all know and love. It was this talented couple who made the Lounge, and who have contributed to modern architecture and furniture today in a big way.
The famous Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman were designed for the Herman Miller furniture company, released in 1956. Inspired by the traditional English Club Chair, and made of molded plywood and leather, the Eames Lounge was a winner. It was, however, “comfortable and un-designy” according to Ray, and was the first chair they designed for a high-end market – Charles and Ray were usually about making affordable, mass-produced furniture. ‘Un-designy’ as it was to them, the Eames Lounge has become iconic with Modern style design.Visual News.
Since the fifties, the chair has been in continuous production by Herman Miller in America, and by Vitra for Europe. Of course just look around and you’ll see copies by numerous furniture companies as well as designs strongly influenced by the Eames Lounge. It is beautiful.
Here are a few images of the Eames Lounge in different interior spaces – gorgeous, right!?
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