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I am writing this post to talk about comfort. Nowadays it’s really easy to get if you know where to look, especially in furniture. We’ve made so many advancements in craftsmanship and materials that it’s really hard to find a bad chair on the regular market.
However, this doesn’t mean every item of furniture is at the same level of quality. The truth is design influences the end product even more than the advanced industrial process that creates it.
Only great design can produce truly comfortable furniture. So, what qualifies as great design?
The Eames lounge chair and ottoman
It’s been a few months now since I purchased my Eames lounge chair and ottoman. It’s a replica of course, but a very good one. I am familiar with how the original design looks and feels and this is extremely accurate. This chair practically changed my life.
I know that can seem a little over the top. It’s just a chair, right? For me it is a little more important than that. Sitting on this particular chair is experiencing comfort in a way that the La-Z-Boy has just not been able to replicate.
First of all, the felling is completely natural. The chair and ottoman are just naturally comfortable.
You don’t need to add anything to it or have it give you a vibrating back massage. It just works that way because of how it was designed. The fact that the three cushions are interchangeable also allows you to control just how comfortable you want to be.
How is the Eames replica changing my life?
Aside from that, you’re getting a natural reclining angle that adjusts to your back no matter what size or weight you are, sort of like a built-in back support.
There’s no way that you can sit straight or in an attentive fashion while on this chair, it almost forces you to be relaxed.
And don’t get me started on the aesthetic part. Most people who’ve been at my house have stared at it for more than 15 seconds before asking me about it. I really couldn’t tell you the reason behind its timeless appeal, but it seems to shine through even though it’s a replica.
The truth is I just realized there is nothing in this world quite like the Eames lounge chair, or at least they’ve managed to convince me of that.
It has been probably the soundest investment I’ve ever made, and even though some people might find it hard to believe, I don’t have a single complaint.