The creators of the Eames Lounge Chair, Charles and Ray Eames, intended to provide a warm-looking piece that would serve as the perfect support for relaxation; an oasis amid hectic daily life. Expectations were far exceeded. So much so that they tried to enjoy themselves the benefits of their creation in their own home, like any other user who was surrendered at the feet of such a piece of luxury. It’s well known that this design was actually created with the special intention of making a birthday present. A gift that the famous couple wanted to make to one of their best friends.
That friend was nothing more and nothing less than Oscar-winning film director Billy Wilder. He was one of the first lucky people to have an Eames Lounge Chair in his home and to enjoy its benefits. Currently, the piece is a product that’s available to the public immediately thanks to models such as the Eames Lounge Chair replica by Manhattan Home Design. This Eames Lounge Chair reproduction is an affordable piece that faithfully emulates the experience of using the original design. The Eames Lounge Chair first saw the light of day before the public on one of the most famous television shows of the time: The Today Show.
In later years, the Eames Lounge Chair appeared in various other TV shows and movies. Today, the chair is arguably more revered even than when it was first released and has survived the years and fashions.