DWR is having a Herman Miller Sale. I am so tempted to finally get myself one of these Eames molded plywood lounge chairs.
Is there really a difference (other then price) between an eames and one of the knock offs?
I love those chairs too, but even with 10% off they are out of my price range.
I spent years coveting these chairs. My wife got me one in walnut a couple of birthdays ago, and I’m still happy to see it or sit in it whenever I do either. I’ve sat in a version of the ‘potato chip’ knock off – a very different experience as it stretched the lounger into a dinning chair. The proportions of the seat and the ergonomics of the back on the real deal are unexpectedly generous and comfortable given the materials.
These chairs are nice! Solid plywood construction yet the hold the body quite comfortably!
BTW other retailers are honoring this Herman Miller sponsored sale. At my “Room and Board” visit last week I noticed they were offering the 10% off too on all ‘Modern Classics’! Noguchi Table Anyone?
We have loads of these at our office. Ken knows a guy who bought an entire lot of old Eames chairs from a school (!). The guy refinishes them and sells ’em to Ken for $150 each. I’ve been begging Ken to hook me up…
Love is… An eames chair for every occassion
AHHH, thanks for such a nice visual!
I am lucky enough to live close to a DWR warehouse that has had a few clearance sales. I’ve managed to pick up two LCW (one at each sale) in walnut. 379$ each, undamaged. -Sorry to brag.
If you receive the DWR newsletter, they inform you of the sales ahead of time. There is also one in Secaucus for all you NYC hipsters. This is the only way these items begin to approach “within reach”.
You can’t beat the walnut version. It is a great veneer and is one of the few to leave the edge of the ash plywood exposed for contrast. It enhances the lines IMHO.
I love this chair, i got mine from http://www.therelaxbackstore.com . This is one of the most stylish chair ever.
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