The Eames Lounge Chair has been in continuous production since it was presented for the first time. It has won renowned prizes such as first place at the Milan Triennial of 1957 and it’s a permanent part of the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art since 1960. What makes this iconic chair so special? Our Eames Lounge Chair Replica is internationally famous thanks to its appearance in countless design books, magazines, famous living rooms, TV shows, and movies. It has certainly become a midcentury modern furniture icon since the launch of its original in 1956.
The Eames Lounge Chair was originally designed for a high-end market, being one of the first chairs in history to be designed with this purpose. Made of molded plywood and leather, the Eames Lounge Chair originally responded to the demand by the U.S Navy during World War II to create a lightweight, affordable leg split to help move wounded soldiers. The Eames Lounge Chair officially titled as the “Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671)”, made its debut on the Arlene Francis “Home” show broadcast on the NBC television network in the US in 1956.
American filmmaker Billy Wilder was the recipient of the second Eames Lounge Chair ever produced. This gift was a response by Charles and Ray Eames to a previous gift from Wiler: a modernist chair that the couple received from the filmmaker and loved. Charles Eames frequently joked that he wished he had designed that chair himself. Charles Eames once invited the famous film producer Julian Blaustein to visit him at his office and read his scripts while he was sitting on a prototype of the Eames Lounge Chair. This was all a test of the quality of the chair. When Charles came back to the office, he stumbled upon Blaustein deep asleep on the Eames Lounge Chair. Blaustein was embarrassed but Charles was pleased with the comfort of his work. Visit our Showroom in New York City to discover the other wonderful pieces that we can offer you in Manhattan Home Design.