The Eames Lounge Chair is an Artistic Triumph of Both Function and Form

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An etymological study of furniture related language reveals some interesting pieces of trivia. The word chairman came about because only important people, like aristocrats or landed gentry, were privileged enough to have chairs. Everyone else was forced to sit on benches, stools, and even the floor. Another linguistic oddity related to furniture is that the word couch from an Old French term that means, to recline.

Reclining is an activity that is well enjoyed by someone who owns an Eames lounge chair. The Eames loungers are examples of high end designer chairs that are just as comfortable as they are beautiful to behold. The Eames lounge chair is a triumph of both form and function.

Did you know that the furniture market in the United States, including replica furniture like ghost dining chairs, has a revenue of $63 billion per year? It is true that sales of new home furnishings slowed after the housing market crashed in 2008 kicking off the multi year recession. However, sales of furniture have begun to rebound as of 2012 and 2013.

Besides being a purely functional object, furniture is just as much an art form as painting and sculpture. The Eames lounge chair and matching ottoman hit the furniture market in 1956 after years of development. The Eames lounge chair and the Noguchi table are examples of Danish modern furniture that were very popular during the mid 20th century, as was the Ghost chair which was stackable and made from translucent injection molded polycarbonate. These furniture items continue to be well loved amongst furniture enthusiasts and hipsters alike and are also considered to be works of art.

The Eames Lounge Chair and accompanying ottoman are created out of molded plywood and leather. They were designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. The level of skill and talent necessary to design the uniquely gorgeous Eames lounge chair is just as high as that of a Renaissance painter.

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  • Mark Dixon

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    We have an actual Eames Lounge Chair in the study of our house. do not ask how much it cost us, but it was worth every penny. It is totally gorgeous and very, very comfy. I have fallen asleep in it on occasion.

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  • Manuel Murray

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    OMG you have an actual Eames chair? I am sooooooo jealous. I would die for one, but it is way out of my price range!

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  • Melvin Parker

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    OMG you have an actual Eames chair? I am sooooooo jealous. I would die for one, but it is way out of my price range!

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  • Chad Santos

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    OMG you have an actual Eames chair? I am sooooooo jealous. I would die for one, but it is way out of my price range!

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  • Johny Tate

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    OMG you have an actual Eames chair? I am sooooooo jealous. I would die for one, but it is way out of my price range!

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  • Chris LAwrence

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    OMG you have an actual Eames chair? I am sooooooo jealous. I would die for one, but it is way out of my price range!

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