If there is one piece of furniture I one day hope to own (savings plan is in full force) it is a Eames Lounge chair and ottoman. I find this set incredible chic; its history, the story of the designers, the look and the comfort. I can already picture myself reading the latest Kinfolk issue while the sun sets and the Caribbean breeze flows slightly through my house.
It was the culmination of Charles and Ray Eameses' efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology that they pioneered in the '40s. In Charles Eames' words, the vision was a chair with the "warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt." (more via here)
A timeless design, it's constructed to last lifetimes: Entirely hand-assembled, all parts are replaceable by Herman Miller. (more via here)
The husband and wife team (often mistaken for brothers) are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic art.
Charles, an architect and Ray, a painter, married in 1941 and moved to California where they continued their furniture design work with moulding plywood.
In 1948, Herman Miller began producing the Eameses’ moulded plywood furniture. Their moulded plywood chair (DCM) is considered the best design of the 20th century. Herman Miller, Inc., continues to produce the Eameses iconic furniture today.(All via Living Edge)