Eames Lounge and Ottoman

May 7, 2014
Posted in Furniture

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One of the most recognizable pieces of material culture of the 20th century is an arm-chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames. The Eames spent many years to work out the technology, which would allow making furniture from pressed plywood. The first fruit of their efforts is this arm-chair reminding of eggshells covered with leather. Charles Eames used to say that their Lounge and Ottoman is a re-made club arm-chair. But, as distinguished from classical models and interpretations by Le Corbusier, this one is lighter and far more ergonomic.

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Hardly had the first Eames Lounge and Ottoman arm-chair appeared in shops, launched was an advertisement in three versions. The first one − in typical English-style interior, among redwood furniture and floral wallpaper. The second one − near an average cottage in American suburbs. And finally the third one − in the field among haycocks. The idea was that this thing looks the same nice and harmonious everywhere – and that was true! Because its shape, material and functions are both traditional and contemporary, and that’s a passport to success for any designer piece. True, with time the chair gradually grew into a “big boss” thing, then moved to home studies and offices – and there it looked especially fit.

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One more popular variant of arrangement is the corner of the living room, by a fireplace, by a book-case or by a window with a great view. In other words, in a place, which suggests coziness, saving loneliness and thinking. However, some put it in the bedroom, especially as the arm-chair is available not only in customary dark tints, but also in white leather and lightwood.

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