Think I have blogged before about my slight obsession over Eames furniture, well maybe it more like a big obsession with Charles and Ray Eames. Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair with Wood Base was introduced to the public in 1946. This chair was Charles and Ray’s 1st attempt to design a side chair that did not [...]
Lately I have been very interested in furniture makeovers. I am amazed how people transform an outdated ugly piece of furniture to create a completely new look. In most cases someone finds themselves at a garage sale or thrift store and comes across furniture that has good bones but needs a facelift.
I have always been interested in ways to make a small space feel larger. In fact there are many ways interior design elements can make a room appear larger. One way is to select furniture you can see past. For instance, below are six transparent chairs that you can see completely through. These transparent chairs [...]
The modern sofa you have had for years has finally bit the bullet. You have many great memories lounging on that sofa and you can’t imagine replacing it. Unfortunately, you realize it is time to put your good old friend outside on the curb. To make matters worse you have a very limited budget for [...]
Mid-Century Modern Design could be going through a new revival period. This could be the result of the popularity of AMC’s Mad Men. This television drama is set in New York during the 1960’s. The interior design in the show takes viewers back to the height of the Mid-Century Modern furniture period. This program shows [...]
Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman – Designers: Charles & Ray Eames: By far one of my all time favorite pieces of furniture. The Eames Lounge Chair is considered one of the most significant pieces of furniture in the 20th Century. You can find this chair permanently displayed in several prominent museums around the world. Eames Lounge is a symbol of luxury and sophistication and has been in continuous production since 1956 when it was original introduced to the market. Charles Eames’ vision for this masterpiece was for the chair to have a “worn, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” Someday it is my hope to have my own Eames Lounge chair to relax in and to be the centerpiece of my man cave.