The Eames Lounge Chair: Fit for a Museum

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is an epochal piece of furniture. From the minute it was introduced to the public, it has been embraced with popular support and critical adulation. There is perhaps no other chair on the market that has had such an enormously positive response for such a long time. The common critical opinion, which was that this was an epochal, possibly century-defining…

The Eames Lounge Chair’s Influences

History and Critical Reception The historic, practically unprecedented Eames Lounge Chair is the fulfilled dream of Charles and Ray Eames, a product of the world-renowned Office of Charles and Ray Eames, and it took a great effort, clear thinking and creativity to combine the disparate elements of their various inspirations and ideas into the fully realized product that Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman would eventually become….

Eames Lounge Chair in the Office

The Eames Lounge Chair has been a staple in offices and homes since it was released in 1956. When the chair was first created, it was supposed to be a one-time thing. It was first made as a gift to a famous director of the time (Billy Wilder), and has since turned into one of the most recognizable and frequently used classic chairs and ottomans in…

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…

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 Eames Lounge Chair: Changes Over Time

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, which was first mass produced in 1956 after going through multiple rounds of testing and re-testing, redesigning and refining, remained exactly the same for over 50 years, completely unchanged in look, materials, finish, and impact. That’s no small feat. Many pieces of furniture, even iconic ones, often go through several iterations, versions, and looks, based on the whims…

Aeron®: What’s in a Name?

A chair that looks and performs like no other, the Herman Miller Aeron Chair has made quite a reputation for itself around the globe. Heralded for its award-winning design, the chair has enhanced the hum-drum office workday through its ergonomic structure and aesthetic appeal. The chair is not only recognized as a thing of beauty, but it also provides incredible support and comfort to…

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…