Markedly departing from prior furniture traditions, Charles and Ray Eames are two of the most well-known modern furniture designers in the United States. Their contributions to furniture design and even architecture include some of the most iconic buildings and furniture pieces in history. Like many modern furniture designers, the Eameses experimented with new materials in their work including molded plywood, wire mesh, metal, plastic resin and even fiberglass. EZ Mod Furniture is proud to carry quality reproductions or many Eames-inspired modern furniture items.
Charles Eames and Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy or Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where Charles was a teacher and Ray was a student. They were married in 1941 and subsequently settled in Los Angeles, California where they established a highly successful design and architecture. They designed and built their own home overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades area. The house, which they called “Case Study House No. 8,” was built from steel and glass parts almost exclusively available from various steel fabricators’ catalogues. The entry way to the house is surrounded by either glass or painted steel squares and rectangles suspended within a framework of black steel. In 2006 was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Some of their most memorable contributions to modern furniture design were several different styles of chairs. Experimenting with fiberglass, the Eameses produced molded seats with steel legs (sometimes attached to wooden runners to create rocking chairs) in a variety of colors. EZ Mod has taken the Eameses’ work one step farther by recreating these fiberglass chairs with molded recycled polypropylene plastic. These chairs come as either stationary chairs or as rockers. EZ Mod sells these modern classic rockers in a variety of colors to suit your home or office color scheme and at nearly half the price of other modern furniture stores. The Eameses also helped develop the technology to create and work with molded plywood. They molded plywood chairs remain a popular item for many offices or dining rooms. At EZ Mod, these iconic chairs are available in either a plan cherry wood finish, or with pony hide upholstery.
If you are searching for modern furniture classics from designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, the choice is clear: EZ Mod Furniture offers high quality reproductions of all your favorite pieces at prices that you can afford.