The Eames Lounge Chair

August 2nd, 2009

Our friend Bradley recently told us that he’s on the hunt for an Eames Lounger. I took it upon myself to find the perfect one for him, even if it’s way above what he wants to pay for it…


I have an unnatural attraction to really worn in leather furniture (I’ll just naturally assume he does aswell) this chair is 50 years young, and quite the investment. I love that ox blood head rest against the walnut shell and the rest of the black leather upholstery, it’s just a bit different from other loungers I’ve seen.


At $2765 (Modern 50) it’s quite expensive but much less than the $3899 loungers found at DWR, which don’t have nearly as much character. If I can just congratulate myself, I think I did one hell of a job finding the perfect Eames Lounger! Just for arguments sake, let’s take a look at some of the reproductions out there.


Some of the vintage Eames reproductions from the 60s and 70s are quite nice, most are made in the U.S.A, some are even made in Canada!

This image comes from KW Vintage Camera’s Flickr page. It’s probably either from the 60s or 70s, but the interesting thing is it’s made from a company in Windsor Ontario.


I really do love Eames Loungers upholstered in this tan leather, I just don’t see them around as much. I have to say I’m not 100%  sure this is a copy but it was a birthday present. Either these people have very extravagant birthdays, or it’s a very well made reproduction.

From Paperpony’s Flickr


The Brick House, is probably Kitka’s favourite design blog, it’s always constantly inspiring us, and making us laugh hysterically. Morgan has some experience with Eames lounge reproductions, she scored the black lounger above for only 50 bucks! It’s a big plus that it has that iconic 5 point base, some copies skimp out on the details.

Does anyone have any experince with some of the reproductions out there?

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