More than a Chair
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This month we're bringing you an early production model of the Eames La Chaise chair created in 1948 for MoMA's International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. Design greats Ray and Charles Eames saw their chair eventually go into production with Vitra and take its place in design history. This piece comes to us from the very progressive and fashion-forward dealers at SoHo Treasures at 123 Mercer Street in New York City.
This fiberglass shell with chromed steel supports and a solid oak base was a sculptural chair inspired by Gaston Lachaise's 1927 sculpture Reclining Nude. This chair and other iconic chair designs by Ray and Charles Eames have been widely exhibited in museums worldwide.
We think this sculptural and amazingly beautiful chair would be fantastic in your home. For a more in-depth discussion about Ray and Charles Eames and their inspiration for this chair, see our By George! interview with Design2Share. And visit Bond & Bowery for the item detail page on this classic Eames piece.
Photo credit: University of Leeds