The Eames Lounge Chair – book from BIS Publisher
The first comprehensive case study of an American design classic from the previous century: the Eames Lounge Chair. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the legendary armchair and matching footstool, an impressive team of design experts have studied this revolutionary design. The result is a wealth of fantastic visual material and very readable discussions on the cultural, design, historical and social context of The Chair. The Eames Lounge Chair originated in 1956 as a result of experiments the distinctive Eames husband and wife team undertook during and after the war in modelling three-dimensional plywood. In 1940, Charles Eames together with architect Eero Saarinen took part in a design competition held by the MoMa in which their plywood chair won first prize. They translated the technical expertise gained in the war with the manufacture of leg splints into even more advanced furniture design using the same material. The Lounge Chair produced by Herman Miller and Vitra with its rosewood veneer and black leather upholstery turned into a status symbol. The chair evolved to become the height of luxury and comfort and one of the most important design icons. A square, lavishly illustrated book full of curved seats and back rests – lots of chairs! – and never before published sketches and exploded construction views of the Eames Lounge Chair. A marvellous book for industrial designers and all aficionados of timeless design.
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