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 the world. This lounge chair and ottoman have been featured in museums and furniture galleries across the United States.
Over the years, Herman Miller has striven to stay true to the original design and character of the chair while slightly evolving its appearance and quality to fit newer and more modern users. The chair has changed over time, more in production than in form, becoming more eco-friendly and health conscious. While these changes have been embraced, it has been and is important that the chair maintains the classic qualities that have always been so appealing to the masses.
The years spent developing this chair have truly paid off for Herman Miller. The chair has been popular for over fifty years, and has not slowed down. The Eames Lounge Chair is now offered in two different styles of high quality leather in many different shades as well as two separate finishes for the wood veneer on the sides and back of the chair.
These options allow you to custom build a chair that will perfectly fit to your needs. Both the chair and ottoman are now offered in white ash finish. This look goes perfectly in a clean and minimalist office. Many people are afraid of white because it is so easily tarnished and ruined.
These chairs are easily cleaned, so you will not have to put caution tape around it and keep children at a distance. The white leather looks effortless and comfortable and will not fade, yellow, or deteriorate over time. Even the metal accents on the chair can be purchased with a white finish to perfectly match the rest of the chair as well as accent the aluminum base.
This chair is built for looks as well as comfort. While this is not a chair you would necessarily want to spend 8 hours a day in (the permanent recline might be difficult to work around) it is a wonderful addition to any office. It is perfect for reception areas, lounge areas, and any office space where comfort and style have a place.
The ottoman completes the look and feel of the Eames Lounge Chair. Although the chair is beautiful by itself, the ottoman adds a finishing touch to the masterpiece. The ottoman makes the chair look more sleek and finished. The ottoman elongates the chair, and gives your feet a place to rest. This footrest also provides a health benefit. People who sit in at their chair in an office can have reduced blood flow to their legs and feet. The ottoman provides a place to rest your legs during the day, increasing blood flow and creating better circulation.
Herman Miller is an extremely environmentally conscious company. From the beginning, they have consistently achieved their desire to remain eco-friendly and environmentally mindful. These ideals are evident in the production and design of their Eames Lounge Chair. The original chair used an endangered wood imported from Brazil. In an effort to maintain the health of the environment, Herman Miller has replaced this wood with santos palisander. This is a richly grained veneer that greatly resembles the look of the original endangered wood. All of the veneer accents on this lounge chair are from managed forests. These forests are replanted and replenished on a regular basis, ensuring that ecosystems and environments stay intact. The chair is 29 percent recyclable, although Herman Miller boasts that you will be more likely to pass your chair on to a younger generation than get rid of it.
The Eames Lounge is fairly expensive, but worth every penny. When buying a chair like this, you are in it for the long haul. The chair can be thought of as an investment. The lounge chair will never go out of style, and you will be able to give it to the next generation of your family when you are done using it. In the event that you choose to move on to a new Eames Lounge Chair, you can still feel good because over a quarter of the chair is recyclable.
The beauty of this chair is that it can go well in practically any work space. The Eames Lounge Chair can be designed to fit any office whether you prefer a classic look or a modern edge. The Eames Lounge Chair is not ostentatious. It does not scream at you from across a room; rather, it softly and persistently whispers its elegance and class in your ear. This lounge chair goes well in a large corporate setting as well as an intimate home office. There are four different finishes offered by Herman Miller for the veneer shell of the chair. The premium option is santos palisander, which is extremely beautiful and filled with rich textures and contrasting wood grain colors. A darker stain, Cherry, is another option. Walnut and Natural Cherry are the final two finishes offered with the Eames Lounge Chair. With oiled or lacquered finish, these woods provide beauty and good taste. There are dozens of different color choices offered for the leather upholstery of this chair. The colors range from white to black with different greens, reds, taupes, and browns. With so many options, it is easy to create a chair that will go perfectly with your already-decorated office.