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Flashback: The Famous Eames Lounge Chair Debuts

Even if you don't think you know the Eames Lounge Chair, you probably know the Eames lounge chair. Created by husband and wife Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, the iconic mid-century modern design debuted in 1956, and it's still wildly popular five decades later. (One person even thought it would make a good tattoo.)


For a bit of background, Dwell Blog (via Design Observer) found this pretty hilarious video of when the Eames lounger debuted on NBC. The television host, who is just tickled by the idea that wife Ray actually works, talks at length to Charles Eames about the pair's manufacturing process and materials. The video is in two parts, and the dramatic unveiling is in Part II. To watch, read more

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