A showcase of authenticity and a timeless quality, there was nothing quite like it. To this day, its unique character, bold form and inimitable charm remains unparalleled to anything else. Charles and Ray Eames’ modern take of a 19th century chair has endured for over six decades, becoming one of the most significant furniture designs of the 20th century.
Instantly recognisable and enduringly fresh, the Eames Chair defines an era of designers with a fresh perspective that looked towards the future. Although some may argue that the word “icon” has been oversaturated when describing the piece; nothing else can equal its impact when describing the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman.
Charles and Ray wanted to tell a story of exceptional craftsmanship and manufacturing throughout each detail within the chair – resulting in a product that is refined and genuinely authentic. Its design legacy dates back to the conceptualisation stage, where Charles stated that the chair needed the “warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.”
Using the English club chair as inspiration, Charles was determined to breathe new life into its design and bring it forward into the 20th century with a contemporary interpretation. Working closely with renowned furniture brand, Herman Miller, the Eames chair set’s configuration has been deemed as a registered trademark with its sculptural form, materiality and the unique experience that the set delivers. From the innovative hardware of fastening the cushions to the shells, the sensitive approach to the wood’s integrity and the remarkable workmanship, the chair’s combination of craft and design ingenuity provide a welcoming relaxation to every individual.
Sitting at an angle that is permanently tilted, this design is crafted to properly distribute your weight to the back of the chair with a lower cushion piece for lower back support, inviting you to completely unwind and relax. The luxurious comfort and support built into the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman help explain their enduring popularity.
Like all classics, this set gets better with age – paying homage to the processes in how they are made. The cushions have been meticulously integrated for design longevity, in that they will not flatten or clump throughout its life span. The natural attributes in leather allow it to age and transform over time, giving each chair its own unique personality. “The leather cushions do have built-in wrinkles to start with, but that is a clue that spells comfort to come, like the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt,” as Charles described them.
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is available nation-wide through leading furniture destination, Living Edge. Committed to authentic design with the world’s most established; forward-looking products and brands, Living Edge is offering the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman at a special price of $8,500 for a limited time only.
Throughout Australia, our love for 20th century design icons is endless. Our love for this classic, timeless design is no different. Crafted to elevate any space, the Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman provide “a special refuge from the strains of modern living,” and continues to provide a welcoming comfort in a relaxing embrace that is beyond compare.