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Flashback: The Famous Eames Lounge Chair Debuts

Even if you don't think you know the Eames Lounge Chair, you probably know the Eames lounge chair. Created by husband and wife Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, the iconic mid-century modern design debuted in 1956, and it's still wildly popular five decades later. (One person even thought it would make a good tattoo.)

For a bit of background, Dwell Blog (via Design Observer) found this pretty hilarious video of when the Eames lounger debuted on NBC. The television host, who is just tickled by the idea that wife Ray actually works, talks at length to Charles Eames about the pair's manufacturing process and materials. The video is in two parts, and the dramatic unveiling is in Part II. To watch,

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peachdenise peachdenise 9 years
Oh I love it! I have a crazy obsession with furniture. I just wish to have my own huge house to fill with it someday. :D
pargie pargie 9 years
I've been wanting this chair for a while now, I can't wait for the day when I can finally afford some nice vintage Eames! It's listed on craigslist here right now, ::Sigh::
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
good post, that is a great and classic chair
chancleta chancleta 9 years
love this video love her reactions this is my first time seeing Eames and his wife speak thank you soooooooooo much! what a lovely time warp!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Mmmm I want to go and sit in it and sleep RIGHT NOW!
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
Holy crap that chair looks comfortable.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
Love those chairs. :love: I'm surprised that the host was so amazed that Mrs. Eames worked, seeing that she was a working woman herself. :oy:
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