Eames Lounge Low Back Armchair Camel
Eames Lounge Low Back Armchair Camel – The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman have their origin in Charles and Ray’s investigations into molding plywood and a desire to improve upon a familiar fixture in many living rooms: the lounge chair. Citing as inspiration the English Club Chair – a type of armchair, usually covered in leather – Charles said he sought to design a modern version of that chair, one that had “the warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” Almost immediately, the chair and ottoman became an icon of American design. Today, these pieces not only live in museums, for instance as part of the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA but continue to offer comfort and style to interiors everywhere in the world.
When the set was introduced in 1956, there was nothing like it, and there is still nothing to equal it.
The Eameses’ modern take on a nineteenth-century club chair has not only endured for more than 50 years, but it has also become one of the most significant furniture designs of the twentieth century—instantly recognizable and enduringly fresh. Since its introduction, the Eames Chair & Ottoman had such an incredible outcome that it has been in continuous production by Herman Miller in America.
Not much later, Vitra began producing the chair for the European market making it a great success overseas as well.