Combining style with art, there is no chair quite as celebrated as the Eames chair. Now a recognized icon, Eames chairs were clear forerunners in modern furniture design, when they were first released in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
After years of development, husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames created a range of elegant chairs with a focus on the most modern of designs, whilst also taking inspiration from the traditional English Club chair.
Charles and Ray Eames first met whilst working on a project with designer Eero Saarinen for a home furniture competition with the Museum of Modern Art’s Organic Design. They were soon married and made a formidable team. They were masters of merging design with function, and together aimed to develop a range of high-end, mass-produced designer furniture.
The Eameses focused on molding plywood into complex curves, and, playing with fiberglass, metal mesh, wood, and plastic, were able to create new techniques and styles of furniture design never before seen. In the late 1940’s they released a molded plywood lounge chair which Esther McCoy, an influential architectural critic of the time, called “the chair of the century”.
The Eames Lounge Chair, and matching Ottoman, was immediately popular with the American public when it made an appearance on national primetime television in the mid-50’s, as it perfectly encapsulated the modern design style desires and aspirations of the time. Mass produced by Herman Miller Inc., the contemporary lounge chair became a staple in every designer home in America. The duo went on to create a range of designer furniture which included the Eames Molded Plastic Armchair and Eames Side Chair. The now iconic molded plastic shell seat of these chairs were created through a process of a bent and welded supporting wire frame.
Since then, a lot has changed in the world of innovative furniture design. However, one thing that has remained a constant over the decades is the Eames chair. They have evolved to represent symbols of modern design. Something special about the Eames range of chairs has made them an incredibly popular style to imitate or encapsulate, and the assortment of Eames inspired chairs available today is vast.
To this day, Eames chair designs are modern essentials. Interior design magazines continue to feature the Eames chair as a desirable décor choice when incorporating a mid-century modern look into the home. Industry experts still aspire to own Eames style chairs for their distinguished, and instantly identifiable, profile. So it comes as no surprise that the range of dining chairs modeled from the original Eames chair style is so expansive. The result of playing with the Eames chair alignments is a collection of timeless and stylish chairs guaranteed to suit both contemporary and traditional homes.
It is not just the beautiful aesthetics of Eames styled chairs that makes them stand out in the market, they are ergonomically designed to provide style in absolute comfort. Minimalism reigns supreme in the design of Eames chairs and their effective simplicity will always remain fashionable.
The molded curves of the Eames dining chair features a waterfall seat edge, designed to ease pressure on the backs of thighs, with adjustable pod feet that allow for a level position on uneven surfaces.
Dining chairs inspired by the Eames chairs have evolved beyond the plastic of the original 1950’s design. The chairs being sold around the world today are made of eco-friendly polypropylene for more flexibility and ease of manufacture. Not only that, the Eames style dining chair comes in a variety of padded-seating options, and the range of fabrics and materials available allow these chairs to bridge the gap between functional dining chair and comfortable armchair. The leather selection of Eames styled chairs alone includes options such as Italian leather, aniline leather, and full grain leather, to name but a few.
Whilst the EMFURN range of replica chairs should not to be confused with the authentic versions still produced by Herman Miller, these stylish reproductions are all influenced by the original design. Whether you prefer the original molded plastic or plywood dining chair design, or would instead like your dining chair to be a funky colored, foam-padded fabric offering, this collection of modern and mid-century modern dining chairs will have something for you. For something to lounge in, the padded Eames style armchairs in leather or fabric will offer a luxury you thought only possible from the genuine article.
Along with our selection of Eames styled dining chairs and armchairs, the EMFURN chair collection also includes a multitude of Eames inspired seating. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is designed to provide the ultimate in relaxation and comfort. The collection of elegant lounge chairs on EMFURN capture the timeless beauty of the classic Eames Lounge Chair at a far more affordable price. Recline and relax in the comfort of real leather or retro fabric. Styled after the quintessential Eames design, the EMFURN collection of chairs features legs, pedestals and stands made from wood such as natural wood or walnut, or from metal, as seen in the appealing shape of the Eiffel Style dining chair and armchair.
Offered as a solution instead of a luxury, there are many who would attest to the Eames chair’s lasting impression, and the high-quality EMFURN dining chair and armchair collection inspired by Eames chairs is bound to please.