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About Eames Chairs

As designers for the Herman Miller Furniture Company, husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames set out to create affordable furniture for mass production. The Eames chair is the only exception. Originally designed as a gift for a friend, Hollywood director Billy Wilder, the Eames lounge chair became an iconic luxury item officially offered to the public in 1956. Inspired by the English club chair, this furniture piece is part chaise lounge and part footstool. The unique design is part of its charm. After creating the chair, Ray Eames commented to her husband that it appeared "comfortable and un-designy." A variety of Eames and Eames-style products are available on eBay in new and used condition, including the Eames rocking chair. Shoppers can choose from shell rocking chairs created by Herman Miller in the Eames style or original vintage products. Offering whimsy, function, comfort, and modern design, the Eames chair is a great addition to any home.