Originally Posted by Arthur PE
I have 14 of the vintage ones, the red/orange
got them for nothing
people on this forum ridiculed me, lol, said they looked like junk, cheap, etc.
mine are the stackable ones,
I remember that thread. There were only two critiques about your chairs.
mordecai: "Sell them and get something less 'extra chairs for possible overflow at the lecture.'"
pocketsquareguy: "I'm not a big fan of the chairs. They remind me of classroom or breakroom chairs."
Both guys making the comments have a pretty established reputation for good taste in design, so it's not like these comments were without some perspective. Frankly, I agree with them. The stackable Eames chairs are made for, well, stacking. Nothing wrong with that, but that just means that they're found most frequently and look appropriate in lecture halls, classrooms, and breakrooms, not in the home. Eames stuff is very functional, so it makes sense to have stacking chairs in a place where you need to stack chairs. That just means they look a little out of place in a residential setting.
I like the Eames molded plastic chairs in the home, just the ones with different bases. I own three different models, and I think they look good for the purpose they serve. I just think that the stacking chairs serve a purpose for an area outside of the home which requires a large number of seats. That's exactly why you found 14 of them.