I can understand clean lines - I have a preference towards a somewhat Japanese style - but the lack of natural materials is very off-putting to me. Shiny chrome and plastic - those coffee tables look institutional to me... not at all comfortable, soothing, or inviting. I'd much rather have a wooden Danish modern coffee table. I'm not opposed to the Eames Chair - I don't think it's the most fantastic looking thing, in fact I think its shapes are pretty dated, but I respect it for what it is. At least it has some wood and softer surfaces. If you like it, you like it... I'm just saying it's not for me.