Friday, May 11, 2012

Eames lounge chairs

If you are looking for a touch of style the Eames lounge chair can bring this into your home. This classic piece of designer furniture has been around for more than 50 years and is considered to be a piece of art as much as it is a piece of furniture. It has even been included in a collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The design of the Eames chair was originally conceived in the mid 20th century by the designers Charles and Ray Eames who were a husband and wife team who were responsible for many iconic designs. Eames lounge chairs are probably the best known of these and they were produced for the Herman Miller furniture company and made their debut on the market in 1956. This classic piece of furniture comprised a lounge chair and ottoman and is constructed of molded plywood and leather. It is considered to be a very comfortable chair and this combined with its iconic status makes it a sought after piece of furniture. The chair is still in production today, some 54 years after it made its debut on 1956 and is still a popular choice for many people.

If you are considering purchasing an Eames chair you can either buy a new model or look to the used market to buy a vintage version. The original chairs were made using a Brazilian rosewood veneer which is not used in the current production and these earlier versions of the chair can be expensive to buy. In recent years the cost of a vintage chair which is still in good condition has reached $7,000 on occasions.

However a new Eames chair tends to cost less than this and there are many retailers throughout the country who stock Herman Miller furniture. The best way to find the dealer closest to you is to use the Herman Miller web site. On this you can search for dealers depending on which state you live in. This will give you a list of authorized dealers with addresses and contact details and you can use this to find the one closest to you. There are also a number of authorized online dealers and these can also be found on the Herman Miller web site.

The cost of new Eames lounge chairs varies depending on the type of material used in its construction. However the price is generally in the range $3,000 to $3,500 for a genuine Herman Miller piece. If you like the style and are looking for something more affordable then there are a number of companies that produce reproductions of the original. An example of this is Eternity Modern which produces a reproduction chair and ottoman which costs around $1,000.

The Eames lounge chair is a design classic and has been a feature in many homes for more than 50 years. It is generally accepted as one of the most comfortable chairs on the market and is more than just a piece of furniture. It has gained iconic status and will add a touch of class to any home


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