Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Know your classics! La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames

Some of the most popular design furniture we see today are often reproductions of classic designs from many many years ago. This is La Chaise, a chair by Charles and Ray Eames. It is a popular piece that has been copied quite often. The original design is from 1948 and is a fibreglass seat shell on a wood and steel base. Designers Charles and Ray Eames submitted this chair for an in international competition for low-cost furniture design. The design proved to be too expenisive to manufacture at the time. I love the fact that even though the design is from the 1940's it still today has a modern and contemporary appeal to it. Thanks to the abstract form and simple lines. You've got to love a chair as sleek as this one.

1 comment:

  1. Hi treats, love this post. Your whole blog is just fab. Ta !