Eames Style Lounge Chair and Ottoman Black Leather Palisander
Inspired By: Charles and Ray Eames
Product Code: CELCO-PAL-BLACK
Availability: In Stock
- Timeless classic design of leather lounge chair and ottoman since 1956
- Contemporary, high end appeal Chair and Ottoman reproduction
- Replica Eames lounge chair is exceptionally comfortable and a special refuge from the strains of modern living
- Designer furniture is Hand crafted using Premium Quality Materials
The first Eames lounge chair and ottoman was made by Charles and his wife Ray Eames as a gift for Billy Wilder, the director of "Some Like It Hot," "Irma La Douce," and "Sunset Blvd." The heritage of the chair goes back to the molded plywood chairs pioneered by the Eames in the 1940s.
This eames style lounge chair is arguably one of the most recognisable pieces of modern furniture worldwide. Eames lounge chair and Ottoman reproduction is a perfect choice for comfort and leisure,and is one of the remarkable design of modern furniture. We bring you the same essence in our design as in the original one . The black color of this lounge chair makes it exclusive for any surroundings.
We focused first on usability of our designs.In addition to the style, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is very comfortable,a combination not always found in high design.The lounge chair black has become iconic with modern style as it is made up of finest leathers and premium Molded Plywood.
- True Reproduction and Inspired by Charles Eames iconic lounge chair
- 7 layers of Rosewood ply shells for seat, backrest and ottoman
- Chair back and headrest are identical in proportion, as are the seat and the Ottoman.
- Upholstery with 100% genuine Top Grain Italian leather
- High density foam to ensure sheer comfort and durable use.
- Polished Aluminium five star swivel base for Eames chair and four star base for ottoman with stainless steel gliders.
- Each Individual Leather panel is Hand Stitched
- All cushions are removable and attachable. Velcro at the back of all cushions.
Charles Eames, Jr (June 17, 1907 – August 21, 1978) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Charles was the nephew of St. Louis architect William S. Eames. By the time he was 14 years old, while attending Yeatman high school, Charles worked at the Laclede Steel Company as a part-time laborer, where he learned about engineering, drawing, and architecture (and also first entertained the idea of one day becoming an architect).
Charles briefly studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis on an architecture scholarship. After two years of study, he left the university. Many sources claim that he was dismissed for his advocacy of Frank Lloyd Wright and his interest in modern architects. He was reportedly dismissed from the university because his views were "too modern." Other sources, less frequently cited, note that while a student, Charles Eames also was employed as an architect at the firm of Trueblood and Graf. The demands on his time from this employment and from his classes, led to sleep-deprivation and diminished performance at the university.
While at Washington University, he met his first wife, Catherine Woermann, whom he married in 1929. A year later, they had a daughter, Lucia.
In 1930, Charles began his own architectural practice in St. Louis with partner Charles Gray. They were later joined by a third partner, Walter Pauley.
Charles Eames was greatly influenced by the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen (whose son Eero, also an architect, would become a partner and friend). At the elder Saarinen's invitation, Charles moved in 1938 with his wife Catherine and daughter Lucia to Michigan, to further study architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he would become a teacher and head of the industrial design department. In order to apply for the Architecture and Urban Planning Program, Eames defined an area of focus—the St. Louis waterfront. Together with Eero Saarinen he designed prize-winning furniture for New York's Museum of Modern Art "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition. Their work displayed the new technique of wood moulding (originally developed by Alvar Aalto), that Eames would further develop in many moulded plywood products, including, beside chairs and other furniture, splints and stretchers for the U.S. Navy during World War II.
In 1941, Charles and Catherine divorced, and he married his Cranbrook colleague Ray Kaiser, who was born in Sacramento, California. He then moved with her to Los Angeles, California, where they would work and live for the rest of their lives. In the late 1940s, as part of the Arts & Architecture magazine's "Case Study" program, Ray and Charles designed and built the groundbreaking Eames House, Case Study House #8, as their home. Located upon a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and hand-constructed within a matter of days entirely of pre-fabricated steel parts intended for industrial construction, it remains a milestone of modern architecture.
Charles Eames died of a heart attack on August 21, 1978 while on a consulting trip in his native Saint Louis, and now has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
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