Eames Lounge Chair copies... worth it? - Page 55
I've got no real stake in this argument other then enjoying reading the thread.
Could somebody give me the scoop on the architect hook up on an Eames chair?
As in how does it work. I have an architect lined up just want to make it as easy as possible on him (connection thru a friend).
Reader's digest ... trying to get a real one ASAP.
Edited by suaviter - 12/4/15 at 9:11am
There is a Herman Miller sale now to save a few hundred bucks on a new one.
I was woken up by catching my espresso in my lap that morning. Doesn't pay to nod off while holding a hot beverage....the chair was fine, however.
Easily my favorite chair to sit in. Most of my other chairs are Le corb and not uncomfortable...but not Eames....not even close.
Gonna try this again.
Does anybody know what the architect discount is? In percentage terms?
Last day of HM 15% off sale.
Well I finally after close to 2 years reading the various forums pulled the trigger on a reproduction. Couldn't resist the 20% off on Black Friday with Rove Concepts.
In my opinion it is just all perspective, someone can purchase a $700 cheap replica and be completely happy with it. I just can't justify $5000+ after shipping on the configuration I liked ( Black / rosewood) with Herman Miller.
I have sat on many many originals from the DWR store to a friends vintage Eames, Also sat on many replicas as well mostly cheap ones in retail stores. The biggest difference I would say are the way the leather is tufted, the angle of the chair and the flex.
The rove chair for me was the best price point for the quality and details, and I know they've improved as well through the years. They also have a detail sheet ( seen here ) on the coveted rubber shock mount used for their chairs. Only company I know at least that look to produce it exact to companies authorized by HM for repairs ( seen here )
Anyways, I'm happy with the fit and finish the chair was packaged well and came fully assembled. The Rove chair although one of the more expensive reproductions ticks all the boxes for me. Great soft italian leather, nice flex to the chair and the nice tufting of the cushions.
Here is the chair !
Does anyone have any experience with modern vs vintage chairs?
I'm looking at a vintage chair (walnut) in great shape with original invoice dated to 1972. The other one I'm considering (but haven't seen yet) is from 2006. It's a little more expensive, but appears to be brand new. Its a 50th anniversary edition (palisander rosewood), and the original owner states it's only been sat in a few times.
My main concern is worn out shock mounts on the older model.
Well my relocation shipment arrived this week and my chair now looks like this
Going through the painful insurance claim process now