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Making of the Eames Lounge Chair

17 Apr

(Via Heal’s blog, one of my favorite stores…)

The Vitra Lounge Chair and Footstool by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the most instantly recognisable and highly coveted of all design classics. First created by the visionary husband and wife team in 1956, and inspired by a well-worn baseball glove, the Vitra Eames Lounge (or the US version made by Herman Miller) has appeared in countless TV shows, including Frazier, House and Mad Men.

If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, have a look at this short film showing an Eames Lounge Chair being manufactured at the Vitra Atelier in Weil am Rhein, Germany. From the high quality leather cushions to the wooden shell composed of seven layers of veneer glued together using heat and pressure, you get a real sense of the love and craftsmanship that goes into making each of these beautiful objects. But be warned – you will want one. Heal’s only sells authentic authorised editions of design classic furniture. The Eames Lounge Chairs available at Heal’s are manufactured by Vitra.

Cool, huh?

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