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The chair modelled on a baseball mitt – BBC News

The chair modelled on a baseball mitt – BBC News

When the Eames lounge chair and ottoman were launched in 1956, they signalled a new direction in American consumerism. The luxurious leather recliner appealed directly to an American public ready to leave behind the austerities of the post-war years, and treat itself to a very comfortable symbol of affluence.

The chair is “a perfect balance of tradition and modernity”, says Catherine Ince, curator of an exhibition about designers Charles and Ray Eames at the Barbican in London.

Source: The chair modelled on a baseball mitt – BBC News