The iconic Eames Lounge Chair has influenced modern homes for decades. Believe it or not, homeowners still reach for this classic, bringing it into the present. Sweethearts Charles and Ray Eames were industrial designers who made groundbreaking contributions to the development of modern architecture and furniture design, being the Eames Lounge their most iconic piece ever.
It’s no surprise that the Eameses investigated molded plywood for much of their careers! When the Eames Lounge Chair combining plywood and fine leather was first introduced back in 1956, it instantly made history. Read on for examples of enchanting homes incorporating the sleek forms and shape of this beaty…
1. Loft in Amsterdam
This open space concept loft in Amsterdam showcases soaring high ceilings, a French Jielde floor lamp and, of course, the true statement worthy piece in the room, the Eames Lounge. Throughout the loft, architect Wouter Slot masterfully used raw materials like oak, steel and concrete for an industrial vibe. He even managed to include a home office with shelving and another Eames icon, the molded plastic chair.
2. Glasshouse in Portland
In the corner of this trendy living space with breathtaking views an iconic Eames Chair replica is perfectly paired with another mid century modern design icon: the Bubble Lamp by George Nelson, another American Modernist. Now that’s truly mid century modern fashion! Did you know the mitered corner and glass walls are original features of this Portland house? Amazing! It was expertly built in the 1950s by Saul Zaik.
3. Cottage in Connecticut
This mesmerizing cottage in Connecticut was designed by Betsy Burbank Interiors. Modernist classics like an Eames Lounge Chair reproduction in pure white leather, a chrome side table by Eileen Grey and a Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen are featured. Don’t you just love how every mid century modern piece appears distinctly unique? And, the whites and muted tones bring a minimalist look. Chic!
As you can see, the quintessential Eames Lounge Chair replica in contemporary interiors proves that classic may also feel modern. Visit Barcelona Designs for coveted mid century modern lounge chairs!