A look at Interiors Heroes: Charles and Ray Eames

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Charles and Ray Eames | Press Loft Blog

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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.

 

Charles and Ray Eames | Press Loft Blog

Charles and Ray Eames sitting on the lounge. Image via Lomochrome.

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.

Charles and Ray Eames | Press Loft Blog

Charles and Ray Eames | Press Loft Blog

Announcing the chair in 1956. Images via 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!?

Eames Lounge | Press Loft Blog

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Eames Lounge | Press Loft Blog
Image via Florence Finds

Eames Lounge | Press Loft Blog
Image via The Designer Pad

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