Thursday, 3 June 2010

IDC History Class - Eames Lounge Chair 1956

Launched in 1956 after years of development by designers Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, this iconic masterpiece combines grace with functionality. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman's heritage goes back to the moulded plywood chairs pioneered by the Eames in the 1940s, and it's today part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

The chair is now treasured by collectors worldwide, since its introduction it has been in continuous production by Herman Miller in America. Later, Vitra began producing the chair for the European market.

Immediately following its release other furniture companies began to copy the chair's design. Some copies were direct knockoffs, while others were merely 'influenced' by the design. The original has been in production continuously since its creation by Herman Miller and Vitra.

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