Room by Room – The Eames Chaise

By Modern Simplicity • Updated on 07/06/2021


This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks takes a look at an iconic piece of modern furniture, the Eames Chaise.

The New Year often brings thoughts of resolutions, personal change and growth. These concepts made me think about psychology and how that type of practice could be incorporated into an office in the modern home. Of course, a session would necessitate some type of lounge, and that brought me to the Eames Chaise. A bit convoluted, but our minds do tend to work that way, don’t they? The Eames Chaise was designed in 1955 by Charles and Ray Eames for the director Billy Wilder, who needed a piece for a quick rest while in the office. This is no daybed, as it is only 18″ wide, but would certainly be able to fit into many types of room arrangements. Available through Herman Miller, the leather chaise comes with 2 loose cushions that can be placed under the head or behind the knees to make it the best fit for you.

In keeping with the psychology theme, I have chosen some handmade items that would be a fun addition to the ersatz office environment. Leather bookends echo the chair material, and hold up the large DSM volumes and psychiatry journals. Rorschach magnets hold papers on a whiteboard. A reclaimed wood holder displays a pile of business cards, while a punch-out wood calendar keeps the room from being too clinical. A set of printed felt coasters combine to show the anatomy of the human brain.

Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.

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