The Eames Lounge Chair: Why Is This Chair So Durable?

The Eames Lounge Chair has become such a legendary design and so important to furniture history that many relic hunters and collectors would be willing to pay large sums of money for an original piece made within the first year of production. The chair first appeared in 1956, featured by Charles and Ray Eames as their flagship and most relevant model up to that time. The pair of famous artisans and designers were determined to impress with a model that didn’t put aesthetics before comfort but at the same time looked as comfortable and sophisticated as it really was.

The Eames Lounge Chair managed to bring both qualities together in its composition. That’s something that some products such as the Eames Lounge Chair replica by Manhattan Home Design have been able to emulate well. This Eames Lounge Chair reproduction even includes the attractive three-dimensional curved plywood veneers, which are molded using a special procedure using heat and pressure. Once molded, these curved wood veneers form the body of the seat, the backrest, and the headrest, which are filled with memory foam and finally upholstered with the finest Italian leather.

In addition to the above, the Eames Chair replica has a cast aluminum base that supports the entire structure and a five-legged star that gives it stability and balance. The chair has been in continuous production for more than fifty years, but its manufacturing process is still, for the most part, completely handmade.