Friday, April 10, 2009

The Eames Lounge Chair and Baseball

I am thinking about baseball and the Eames Lounge Chair. It is home opener day for the Cleveland Indians. Break out the mitts; baseball season is here!

I am also thinking about the classic Eames Lounge chair. Did you know that designers Ray and Charles Eames's vision for the chair was "the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt"?

I can see that.

Today's version of the Eames Lounge chair (Herman Miller) is made with seven layers of molded plywood and a sustainable Palisander Rosewood veneer - retailing for around $3,200 (with ottoman.) Ahhh, the original model...released in 1956, it consisted of five layers of plywood with beautiful Rosewood Veneers and the soft black leather upholstery.

I've been thinking that I would like to own one or two of these beautys. The chair is sooo comfortable. I could see two of these with an ottoman grouped together - perfect for reading, watching TV, or blogging.

Then the question is - new or old?

I have made custom Eames chairs in the past using wonderful Edelman Leather. As they say "to die for"!!

Click here for the Eames Blog.

I was invited to the opening game today but the weather here in Cleveland is cold, rainy and it has me left me feeling a bit discouraged. Then I saw this photo...LOVE it!

Photo by Jessica Rolland

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

1 comment:

  1. After all most outdoors would look bare without outdoor lounge chair.


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