The Eames Lounge Chair - Symbol of Elegance and Practicality

Posted by hermanmillerstore on September 22nd, 2016

The classic Eames Lounge Chair is a symbol of elegance and practicality with a long and colorful history. Its smart design was a product of testing, long brainstorming sessions, prototyping, retesting, and piloting—and of course, creativity and sheer attention to detail. The Eames Lounge Chair was a product of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames, which would also later incubate other brilliant design ideas that truly stand the test of time.

The iconic molded plywood Eames lounge chair groundbreaking is different ways. First, the molded plywood material has never been seen or used for furniture before, and the process of super-heating and bending wood into smooth curves was novel and revolutionary.  impossibly perfect and smooth curves. Design critics immediately loved the Eames lounge chair because it perfectly balances modern processes with natural forms.

Then and now, the Eames lounge chair continues to be a symbol of elegance and practicality. Its enduring style never looks outdated, and to this day, it is called one of the most comfortable, beautiful, and durable chairs ever created. It has become somewhat of a pillar of modern furniture design fits in comfortably in all the eras that have passed since its initial release.

One look at it and it's obvious that Charles and Ray Eames succeeded in creating a crowd-pleaser. Some design experts compare this chair to a well-loved leather baseball mitt; it is evocative of comfort, American tradition, familiarity, and reliability. It almost reminds one of the great childhood memories and juxtaposes of modern life with the old. The Eames Lounge Chair—despite being accessible design-wise—is also impossibly elegant. The gentle curves and slopes of its natural wood elements take their cue from nature, combining magnificently well with its modern swivel base and luscious leather.

Today, the Eames lounge chair is available in a variety of leather options and veneers. It also comes in two sizes. To provide more choices for different interiors, the chair is likewise offered in all-white and all-black versions. The all-white version features a white ash shell and pearl MCL Leather. For the all-black version, there’s an ebony veneer shell combined with black MCL Leather. Whichever selection you decide on, you can count on the highest levels of workmanship and quality. These lunge chairs are hand-assembled and use 7-ply veneers. The replaceable cushions are individually upholstered, and the bases and back braces are die-cast aluminum. In addition, the Eames lounge chair features natural rubber shock mounts and adjustable stainless steel glides.

About Herman Miller, Inc.

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, the global company has relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal. Herman Miller’s designs are part of museum collections worldwide, and the company is a past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Known and respected for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the past 12 years, and has earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index for the past nine years. In fiscal 2016, the company generated .26 billion in revenue and employed over 7,000 people worldwide. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.