Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Furniture Glossary: Chairs, Eames Lounge Chair

The full name of this style is Eames Lounge 670, is usually paired with a matching ottoman (Eames Ottoman 671) — making it a stylish resting place. The chair has a low seat which is permanently at a recline. The seat of the chair swivels on a cast aluminum base, with glides that are threaded so that the chair may remain level. The piece was created by Charles and Ray Eames in the late 1950s for the Herman Miller furniture company. The first high-end piece designed by the duo, it is comprised of molded plywood and leather. The chair has the honor of being part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. A mark of a smart, stylish character, it has made several famous appearances on television shows such as Mad Men, Frasier and House.

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