We are Eames junkies. It is alright to admit. We want everything they ever designed. Hell we have a lot of it already. But we want more. It is sad. It is an addiction. Like Tasti D.Lite. But a lot more expensive.
Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important designers in America history. Their list of creations include architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic arts. The husband and wife team created a series of furniture pieces that have stood the test of time and remain icons of design, embracing function and beauty in equal parts.
Herman Miller manufactures their design in the US. Vitra in Europe. We suggest you hunt down these pieces, either new or on eBay: Eames lounge chair, the plywood lounge chair, the hang-it-all, the RAR rocker, the aluminum management chair (which we sit at at Queerty), and the $7,000 Eames La Chaise.
On a budget? The Eiffel base side chair is $200 new and even less on eBay. Or opt for Kid Robot’s Eames Kubrics. They are a great way to start an urban toy collection or the perfect gift for any design enthusiast.
More pics after the jump.