The Eames Lounge Chair is a timeless furniture piece, an unbeatable best-seller that anyone with the possibilities, should own one.
Given its fame and what it represents, those big black cushions and stylish wood finish, have had the opportunity to give comfort to many characters in hundreds of memorable scenes in both TV and film. Praise that only a few furniture pieces have received.
Here are the 10 most iconic moments of the Eames Lounge Chair in the audiovisual world:
Sunday in New York (1963)
In this film, a handful of modern pieces play into the living space; a sleek, cone, tension-pole, lamplight, and an off-white, clean-lined sofa boasts an array of earth-toned pillows, to name a couple. Anchoring the entire apartment, and perhaps the movie as a whole is arguably the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman.
Frasier (1993 – 2004)
Dr. Crane was regularly sitting in his beloved Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman on the hit sitcom. Throughout the show’s 11-year run, Frasier begs his father Martin to give up his old BarcaLounger and replace it for the Eames classic. In the final episode, Martin leans back in the Eames Lounge Chair, smiles, and says, “Mmmm, you know, this is pretty comfortable—I would have been OK with this!”
Directed by Mike Nichols, Closer tells a story of four people in and out of love. Alongside the lowest lows of the human heart, this film also depicts one of the highest highs of home design.
Dr. House (2004-2012)
Hugh Laurie was already a famous UK actor, his role as an American physician named Gregory House for Universal Channel, made him a TV icon. As such, he deserves to rest his legs on the iconic Eames Lounge Chair.
One of Adam Sandler’s most loved (and loathed) flicks. We enjoy the fact that as an architect with excellent taste, his main living room chair is a stunning Eames Lounge Chair.
Iron Man (2008 – 2019)
Tony Stark sat on his Eames Lounge Chair more than once on the notorious Iron Man films. Our hearts were snatched in the first movie when we see it sitting across from a gorgeous Castiglioni Arco Lamp. Making it clear that the genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist is a real fan of mid-century furniture. Is it too obvious we’re still not over his last appearance?
A cartoon version of the Eames Lounge Chair makes its appearance at a secret agent gathering in this FX black comedy series.
The Housemaid (2010)
This South Korean thriller gained much popularity in the United States. Its breathtaking accommodation of the Eames, right before the viewer’s line of sight stole our hearts. This film shows flawlessly what the Eames Lounge Chair conveys: comfort and luxury, but also power.
The Ghost Writer (2010)
In this film, Ewan McGregor plays a writer that reluctantly agrees to continue the memories of a popular former British Prime Minister played by Pierce Brosnan, after the strange death of the author in charge of this work.
Hope Springs (2012)
This romantic comedy tells the story of a middle-aged couple whose marriage has declined and romance is non-existent. Frustrated with the state of their life together they seek out marriage counseling from finds Dr. Feld played by Steve Carell and sign up for an intense marriage counseling session in a town called Hope Springs. Not the best rom-com you’ll ever see, however, we do like Dr. Feld’s office which is a treasure trove of designer furniture.