Business And Management

The Chair You Didn’t Realise You Knew

The Eames Lounge Chair was described by its creators as "comfortable and unplanned" and just as discreet and stylish. However, he became an icon of the modern movement, appearing in films and television series as diverse as "Iron Man", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Doctor Who". He has also inspired numerous replicas, some of which are considered even better than the originals. You can have a look at Eames office chair replica on

You see the Eames lounge chair. Even if you think it's not you, believe me, it's you. Okay okay, I'm not a mind reader, but the Eames Lounge Chair is an icon of contemporary American design. Co-designer Charles Eames of the chair, first published in 1956 as Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) (the latter was the small cushion that came with it), described it as "comfortable and unplanned".

This familiar, hidden comfort is what makes this Eames' most famous chair (they designed a lot for Charles and his wife Ray) an icon of the modern movement and understated yet stylish design pieces are everywhere like a painting by Vettriano.

This is why everyone who has ever watched an American television series or film has seen it. 

Even if you don't believe you have it. Gilbert Grissom has one in his apartment at CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Donald Draper and Dr Gregory House have them in their office. Dr Who fell asleep in the 60s. It's hard to describe a song without a photo, but I'll try. The Eames chair is basically like a bucket. 

The back, shoulders and seat are connected to each other by aluminium supports. All of them are mounted at an angle to the base which rotates and pulls the seat back in the form of a glove.