Sometimes it seems like we have said everything that we needed to say about the Eames Lounge Chair. A timeless piece of furniture, it is an unbeatable best-seller that everyone who’s able to buy should own at least for a brief period of time.
Since it’s so special, those big black cushions on that stylish wood finish, have given comfort to many characters in hundreds of memorable scenes in both TV and film.
Here’s a revised collection of the 10 most iconic moments of the Eames chair in the audiovisual medium:
One of Adam Sandler’s most loved (and hated) flicks. Personally, we enjoy the fact that his primary living room chair is a gorgeous Eames. And we get quite the close-up on it too!
Hope Springs (2012)
This comedy-drama features a very beautiful and true-to-design replica of the Eames, which serves as the main throne for Steve Carrell, who plays a psychiatrist in the movie.
A cartoon version of the Eames appears at a secret agent gathering in this FX black comedy series.
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.
Tron: Legacy (2010)
A sequel set 28 years in the future from the 1982 original, Tron: Legacy featured many design throwbacks. Along a few other famous icons, an all-white Eames sits comfortably in the background like a silent queen.
Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
The chair actually appears more than a couple of times on this beloved drama show that started on the TV channel now known as CW.
Dr. House (2004-2012)
Hugh Laurie was already a very famous UK actor, but when he played American physician Gregory House for Universal Channel, he became a TV icon. As such, he deserves to rest his legs (or even pass out) on another icon, the classic Eames.
Iron Man (2008)
Tony Stark sat on the chair more than once on the Iron Man films, but in the first movie we see it right across from a gorgeous Castiglioni Arco Lamp. It seems that the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist is a real fan of mid-century furniture.
The Housemaid (2010)
This South Korean thriller was very popular in the United States. It takes the second spot of this list for its breathtaking accommodation of the Eames, right before the viewer’s line of sight. Here we can see what such an object conveys: comfort, but also power, and luxury.
Massive Attack – Inertia Creeps (2009)
Since this is a music video some people might get confused at its inclusion on this list. However, we invite you to check it out, you won’t regret it: we get different shots of a lowly-lit Eames in various angles, shadows and light caressing its interiors and wooden finish in high-definition. It almost a TV ad for the chair (as if it needed one, but well).