25 May 2009

I still want one

Two years ago, I wrote about the Eames lounge chair (and ottoman). 53 years old, and it remains a design classic.

The chair was introduced in 1956 on NBC's Home hosted by Arlene Francis. The segment has now found its way on to YouTube and makes fascinating watching.

In part 1, both Charles and Ray Eames are introduced - with Ray as the 'woman' behind the 'man'.

In part 2, the chair is 'previewed' at 3.48min into the video, showing how it is put together.


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