Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
Nice find, those are strikingly similar to a lot of the prototypes that lead up to the Eames Lounge.
Exactly, but technology did not allow them to be truly simple or organic, or to mass produce in a serious way, all of which were goals of mid-century design, and the compromises to each goal are what define the actual products of that era. The Bouroullec chair is
interesting because it revisits those goals in a familiar form using a totally different palate, as opposed to using the same palate and maybe a square where there was a round etc. It is the sort of derivation that the Eames would welcome.
Not that akatsuki wants an Eames derivative, but the ones above were just sad modifications in my eyes.