The Eames Lounge Chair: More Than Half a Century of Greatness
In the 21st century, more than fifty years after the Eames Lounge Chair was launched on the market, it’s not necessary to be an expert in furniture designs to know that this piece is much more than a chair.
More than a simple piece of furniture, it’s a symbolic work, representative of an era, a style, and a stage in history that would demonstrate many far-reaching changes in practically all areas of life and human thought: Modernism.
The Mid-Century Modern style continues to have immense popularity and is the favorite trend of hundreds of common users and professional designers around the world. Some of the most influential names within this era, spanning from roughly the late 1930s to the mid-1960s, are known for their legendary pieces.
In addition to Charles and Ray Eames, who became immensely popular thanks to their legendary chair, other names earned their spot of honor in history, such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Isamu Noguchi, Finn Juhl, the Castiglioni brothers, among many others.
Few furniture options will add power as conceptual and representative of your style like one of these iconic pieces. Currently, there are all kinds of replicas on the market, some surprisingly faithful to the original product, such as the one by Manhattan Home Design, which is marketed at only a fraction of the cost.