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06/09/2011

The Story of Eames Furniture

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Written by: Justin Fox
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Clean lines, form, function and iconic style. Eames furniture design still holds it own today and will stand the test of time forever.

I’ve lusted after Eames lounge chair ever since graduating from design school. Much like a classic Porsche 911, the older I get and the more time goes on, the more I feel the need to own one.

For me, an Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman (designed in 1956) is an object of Desire. It totally pisses me off that I’ve wanted this chair for years and recently my mother bought one. WTF! I got mad at her, couldn’t help myself. Her reply was that I could come home any time to sit in it… not having it in your own lounge room is just not the same thing.

I want the entire collection. I can’t stand the replicas. I want the real deal.

Gestalten.tv presents an exclusive video interview with Marilyn Neuhart, author of “The Story of Eames Furniture”, and her husband John. Both have worked with the Eames Office in various capacities from the 1950s. Having been in close proximity to Charles and Ray Eames as well as the members of the Eames Office and their patron manufacturers for almost 30 years, the Neuharts had the extraordinary opportunity to absorb their stories. At their Los Angeles home, they tell the tale of working with Charles Eames in Gestalten.tv’s latest look behind the Eames.

It’s a long video, but it’s sweet. I’m not expecting everyone to get it, but I’m emotional about Eames furniture. Stuff it. Life’s short, it’s only money right? I’m buying an Eames lounge with ottoman next week.

Links:
http://www.hermanmiller.com.au



About the Author

Justin Fox
I like to create things. I’m into everything Cars, Bikes and Design. In the 80′s I was into skating, mountain biking, and metal. I’ve worked for myself for over a decade. I’m the founder of Australian INfront, JDM Style Tuning and VWGolf.net.au.




 
 

 
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One Comment


  1. Taz

    Brilliant.



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