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The Eames Eiffel chair is a classic design by American husband and wife design duo Charles and Ray Eames, known for their major contributions to contemporary architecture and furniture. They worked in several fields of design including industrial and graphic design. They pioneered innovative technologies during the 1950s, revolutionising 20th Century furniture design. Such designs were the fibreglass, plastic resin and wire mesh chairs designed for the US furniture manufacturer Herman Miller. Highly influential in the world of design and imitated time and time again, the Eames Eiffel chair skillfully combines modern art with affordable yet durable materials to create perfectly balanced, functional furniture.
The Eames Eiffel chair was a landmark design in its time, the first industrially manufactured plastic chairs. What made them an admired design was the contemporary, simple structure that would cradle the body. The designers were enthusiastic to work with new materials at the time, focusing on new plastics because this material was versatile and could be moulded into shapes that would conform to the shape of the body. The design is as popular today as it was back then, though manufacturers nowadays embrace eco-friendly materials whilst maintaining the authentic design. Varying base types, shells and colour combinations are now available, making the chair trendy all over again.
New York Times Magazine via Feathered Nest
More than just an accent piece, the Eames Eiffel Chair is a comfortable, durable item which looks at home in all environments. The Eames’ works are said to be real ‘designs for life’. They’re iconic art pieces and objects of desire, while being absolutely practical.
The Eames chair has a retro feel about it, whilst still maintaining a contemporary edge. The iconic chair features minimalist maple wood legs, black metal struts and a curved seat for stylish simplicity.
The Eames rocking chair is ideal for a nursery, but is edgy enough for a living area too.
The chair looks great in pretty much any setting: modern, country, eclectic...place this versatile item just about anywhere, and with any other item of furniture and you've got yourself a winner.
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I am looking to update my dining area with four of these beauties. I love that they are not too large and overpowering when placed in a small space, whilst still making a statement and complementing a vintage/eclectic inspired space.
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