I just saw the above image of an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman and knew immediately I wanted to write a post about it. The chair, not the image–though the image is very striking.
The chair and ottoman are likewise striking. They are the kinds of pieces that, once you experience them–see them, touch them, sit on them, you want to be around more and more.
As a kid growing up in small town Texas, I always pictured fancy Manhattan apartments that probably looked something like the above; bold, moody artwork and Eames Lounge Chair included.
And, because I know you’re thinking it and wondering, yes as a kid I did do things like picturing fancy Manhattan apartments. I must have somehow thought that Charles and Ray Eames designed Lisa and Oliver Douglas’s penthouse in New York before they relocated to Hooterville.
Today, the Eames Lounge Chair epitomizes laid-back, California mid-century style to me. No matter the setting or geography, these pieces are tried and true classics.
You may have noticed the new menu at the top of the page and the inclusion of some “shop this post” links at the bottom of some of my posts (like this one). I’ve decided to expand the scope of Japanese Trash to allow me to bring some of my favorite masculine design items, like the Eames Lounge Chair, to you via online retailers such as Design Within Reach and Amazon.com. I’m also folding the pieces from my Great.ly shop into the shop here at Japanese Trash, though they’ll still be sold via Great.ly and still benefit their respective makers. Of course, I also receive affiliate income from any sales on this site, which helps keep Japanese Trash going. Let me know if there are any questions and happy shopping!