Sunday, 2 December 2012

The chair with a story behind it…

Charles Eames was born on 17th June 1907 and Bernice, AKA Ray, Kaiser was born on the 15th December 1912. The couple married in 1941 and combined talents. The pair were both designers who focused on contributing to modern architecture and designs.

Together the joint forces made a key contribution to the way modern architecture and furniture is made and designed. The couple were innovative pioneers and very inspiring, experimenting with technologies such as fiberglass and plastic resin chairs.

One of the most famous designs and developments was the Eames lounge chair. This chair changed the conventions of a chair and became all of the things that a chair should be. Stylish yet laid back and comfortable; it is truly attractive.

The Eames lounge chair has the quality of function alongside form and comfort. The originals cost a whopping £5000 but at vitra furniture you can find the very same design for just £1561.

The iconic chair is still highly respected to this day as The New York Museum of Modern Art holds the original collections permanently and it has even been displayed for decades at the Art Institute of Chicago. The chair has even made public appearances on television programmes featuring in the apartment of Frazier Crane on the admired series sitcom Frazier.

Vitra furniture takes pride in offering customers such a wonderful and obviously appreciated chair without the explosive price tag attached to it. The reproduction of the Eames chair is pretty much exact, even on close inspection, and this is simply because the high quality design just cannot be bettered. The chair has persistently been in production for over 50 years now with a vast future ahead and will be a staple feature in many households.

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