There’s simply no way to get around the acclaimed Eames Lounge Chair when discussing iconic mid century modern furniture pieces. It’s one of the most lusted for designs of the 20th Century, arguably, and keeps being synonymous for subtle luxury and timeless design. In fact, this coveted beauty has never gone out of production, even if it originated over six decades ago, according to Forbes. Pretty amazing!
The Eames Lounge was a brainchild of the legendary American power duo Charles and Ray Eames and was designed in 1956. The molded plywood, fine leather masterpiece made its first public appearance on Arlene Francis’ Home show the same year. Not surprisingly, after its debut, stardom was instantly ensured. The Eames Lounge became an American classic icon!
Using the classic English gentlemen’s club chair as inspiration, Charles considered designing a modern version of a lounge chair that possesed “the warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” Therefore, he intended to come up with a furniture piece which would provide “a special refuge from the strains of modern living” through elegance and comfort.
Trying to incorporate this mid century modern design icon into your home or office but having a hard time? We can help! Here are seven clever decor ideas for inspiration…
1. Go for a Mochromone Color Palette in Your Office
Employing a monochrome color palette in a dominant color like green, adds warmth to the mascullne space, declutters the room visually and expands the office’s volume. By committing to one color throughout a space, the eye flows seamlessly from object to object. This office in earthy greens has whimsical sculptural pieces, abstract wall art and a modern floor lamp. Of course, the statement worthy piece in the room is the cozy white leather Eames Chair replica.
2. Go for Industrial with Earthy Vibes in Your Living Room
Industrial elements reign supreme in this dramatic living space. The hallmark of mid century modern design, the Eames Lounge Chair is perfectly balanced with earthy vibes given by the walnut console . Natural textured pillows and hints of orangey-browns in the space bring much needed warmth. They beautifully balance the furniture’s hard edges and complement the wood tones and bold wall color.
3. Add Pops of Color in the Living Room
No doubt neutral color palettes have taken over Pinterest as many interior designers love that Scandinavian minimalism. Don’t forget color is still out there! To bring color back, consider adding pops of color as it was perfectly done here. This bright mid century modern living space showcases colorful furniture and decor pieces paired with a beige Eames Lounge Chair replica. Who wouldn’t help but feel invited? You’ll soon forget all about neutral color schemes!
4. Consider a Black and White Office for a Masculine Touch
To bring a masculine touch to your office, go for a black and white monochrome scheme as it was successfully done here. These mid century minimalist furnishings are warmed by subtle earthy wood tones. This office has all the classics of a mid century modern bachelor pad, all from leather Eames Lounge to streamlined statement lights to oversized wall art. Don’t you just love how the crisp black and white color palette lets those mid century wood tones pop?
5. Consider Adding a City Vibe to Your Living Room
Nowadays, most interior designers all over the world are using the city as a theme when designing an industrial living space. If you love New York City, the concrete jungle, consider using New York City as a theme. This strikingly industrial living space has that perfect New York vibe with the concrete floors, black and white Manhattan prints, metal side table and the classic Eames Lounge. Even the lovely corner plant has a city vibe!
6. Consider a Balance of Contrasts in Your Bedroom
Try a balance of contrasts. This combination of simplicity and bright color creates a specially intimate room that embraces a distinctive modern style with warmth. Heavy structural core elements are beautifully accented with artwork with a softening effect and light colors in the area rug. Of course, you can’t go wrong with an Eames Lounge to enhance the aesthetic, while adding style and comfort. Its curvy walnut frame and soft leather add so much warmth!
7. Use Elegant Brown and Bauhaus Decor in the Reading Nook
Adding a reading nook is a great solution if you have extra space for a solitary area. This reading nook truly emanates a mid century modern aesthetic thanks to the iconic camel leather Eames Lounge Chair. This inviting nook was created with elegant browns, leather and Bauhaus decor pieces, using the lounger as the main focal point. Even though the space may seem a tad minimal, natural textures and warm colors give it a timeless appeal..
We hope this info inspires for an upcoming project. These clever decor ideas will surely help you successfully incorporate the iconic Eames Lounge Chair reproduction into your home or office. Want your home or office to look like these? We all do! Which of these ideas is your favorite? Tell us in the comments section below! For lounge chairs and other coveted pieces, visit Barcelona Designs.