An Icon of Modern Design: The Eames Lounge Chair

In 2006, Merrell published “The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design” on the occasion of the chair’s 50th anniversary. It had been introduced to the world in 1956, offering a new sense of post-war comfort and ease, and immediately taking its place alongside the greatest pieces of furniture ever made in America. Charles and Ray Eames, who had built the chair, would…

Smart Furniture’s Interview with Eames Demetrios

In February of 2010, Smart Furniture hosted the Gifted Eye of Charles Eames – an event celebrating the work and legacy of Charles and Ray Eames. Presenting the event was Eames Demetrios, the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames and the Director of the Eames Office. The exhibit featured photography taken by Charles throughout his life, but more importantly, educated design enthusiasts about the Eames’ unique…

The Distinctive Look of the Eames Lounge Chair

Introduced by two of the most influential designers of the 20th century, the Eames Lounge Chair has remained a favorite in modern design for over 50 years. Charles and Ray Eames were both committed to the functionality of their products and aimed to combine comfort with an elegant style. The Eames Lounge was the first chair that the Eameses designed for a high-end market and has…

The Life of the Aeron Chair

The Aeron Chair by Herman Miller, designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, has lived an extremely full life. There is the overall life of the Aeron Chair – the one lived in the public sphere, discussed in design circles, written about in magazines and newspapers, and displayed in museums. There is the list of improvements, adjustments, and new features that have been steadily upgraded and…

The Herman Miller Aeron Chair: an independently commissioned review

Independent Overall Rating: 8 of 10 Pros: Less clunky material, more comfort (especially armrests and backing), environmental sustainability, multiple adjustments, and an iconic look. Cons: Those rising edges on the sides of the chair are the biggest drawback. For those who need neck and head support, the Aeron can’t provide it. Overall Rating: I highly recommend this chair. It’s comfortable, I could customize it…

Aeron Chair in the Office

Sitting in an Aeron Chair will not make you any smarter than you are, but it might make you feel like it. This chair looks modern, fresh, and – most of all – just plain smart. At first glance, it makes you think about how it was made and the work that went into it. The design of the chair interacts beautifully with its function and…

Ergonomics and the Aeron Chair

One of the highest compliments an office chair can be paid is to be called “ergonomic.” It’s also, of course, one of the highest goals. The best office chairs in the world, Aeron among them, and the finest furniture houses in the world, Herman Miller among them, are in a race to build the most absolutely comfortable, supportive, clever, and ergonomic office chair on…

The Aeron Chair: Symbol of the Dot-Com Era

Products typically garner for themselves a particular identity, often based on their buyers. A product usually is defined by the era in which it exists. Often it is tailored to meet the needs that exist at the time, so that the consumer has little difficulty in selecting the product as opposed to its competitors. Sometimes, however, that stereotype is reversed. When there is something…