Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

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Charles and Ray Eames made the lounge chair and ottoman as a gift for their friend Billy Wilder, the director of “Some Like It Hot” and “Sunset Blvd”.

This luxury item was inspired by the traditional English Club Chair. The Eames Lounge Chair & ottoman has become iconic with Modern style design, although when it was first made, Ray Eames remarked in a letter to Charles that the chair looked “comfortable and un-designy”.

Charles’s vision was for a chair with “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.