Living Room Essentials: Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Every room has its essential pieces, and the Eames Lounge Chair is one of those pieces. Armchair and lounge chairs are furniture pieces that just belong in a living room, everyone knows that.

The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are a timeless duo that very much deserved to be featured in every mid-century living room across the country. We can see them often in television series and stylish movie interiors. And although the word “icon” is overused, that’s exactly the right word to describe the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman.

So, if you want to know more about this amazing mid-century piece, make sure to keep scrolling to know all about it and how to style it!

SEE ALSO: 10 Armchairs for a Modern Living Room You Need to Have

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How did it all begin?

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman have their origin in Charles and Ray’s investigations into molding plywood and a desire to improve a familiar furniture piece in many living rooms: the lounge chair. Charles said he was looking to design a modern version of that chair, one that had “the warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.”

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman debuted on national television in 1956.

Almost immediately, the design became an icon of American design.

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Charles and Ray were used to hosting a famously eclectic group of friends and associates, and wanted to provide “a special refuge from the strains of modern living”. And for that very reason, the lounge chair and ottoman were conceived: to provide a welcoming comfort to the body.

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“Yet, as popular as the lounge chair and ottoman have become, they remain grounded in the handcrafted details that continue to distinguish this classic, authentic design.”

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Today, these pieces not only live in museums but continue to offer comfort and style to interiors everywhere. A universally recognized design, the set is available in a variety of veneers, multiple leather options, and two sizes, which make it much easier to pair up with different interior designs, as seen above.

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So, are you ready to get your Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman? 

Photo ©: Herman Miller

SEE ALSO: 10 Armchairs for a Modern Living Room You Need to Have

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