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Choosing the right color for your Eames Lounge Chair Replica

Choosing the right color for your Eames Lounge Chair Replica

The Eames Lounge Chair is a classic 20th-century piece. Given its popularity as a classy and comfortable furniture piece in the United States, Manhattan Home Design has created an Eames Lounge Chair replica.

You can find the original design by Charles and Ray Eames in popular films, TV shows, offices, and thousands of homes all over the world. 

The Manhattan Home Design Replica is available in five colors: black, brown, antique brown, cream, and white. You can choose this color considering your taste and your home’s current design.

Today we want to help make the selection process as easy as possible so your Eames chair replica can fit in with the current decoration in your home.

Eames Lounge Chair Features

Manhattan Home Design’s Eames Lounge Chair replica is upholstered in top-grain leather. The thread is braided with Lockstitch ensuring long-lasting piping and seams.

The plywood is high-quality and engineered to prevent cracking. Manhattan Home Design obtains theirs from the USA, Canada, and Brazil.

The Eames Lounge Chair’s cushions are removable, and it has a 360-degree swivel, as per the original design. 

Helping your Eames Lounge replica match your current decor

The 60-30-10 rule for colors means that you should divide the color scheme into percentages of color use.

60% of the color chosen should be the primary color of your room design. You can implement this on the walls, floor, curtains, and even some furniture pieces.

30% will be a secondary color, having only half the saturation as the primary color without competing for attention in your design, but contrasting and creating depth.

Finally, 10% of the color, called accent color, should be a third of the secondary color. Its purpose is to give interest and contrast to the color scheme.

For instance, if your room’s primary color is gray, blue can be a secondary color and pink accent color.

You can also use a color wheel to help find a match for the colors you want to use. 

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Design colors for your black Classic Eames Lounge Chair Ottoman

If you have decided to go with the classic black-colored Eames Lounge Chair replica, you have chosen a piece of furniture that is powerful and dramatic, and very easy to pair.

Black furniture goes well with neutral tones such as green, red, and yellow. By using these colors as accent tones, your Eames Lounge Chair will be a better fit in your room.

If you prefer a simple palette with few colors, your black Eames chair can also match with textures and patterns. Consider a striped wall, a detailed rug, or even geometrical patterns on your pillows.

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Combining the white Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

Manhattan Home Design also has a white leather Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman with a black base. A chair this color will help the room’s decor stand out nicely. 

The colors that go best with white furniture are pink, pale blue, gray, navy blue, chocolate, and mango orange.

Pink and white will give a romantic sensation making it perfect for bedrooms with a more playful feel. Pale blue and white will create a soothing atmosphere and produce a relaxing feeling. Gray and white make an excellent combination for bedrooms and allow you to add more colors to your decoration.

Navy blue goes excellent with white furniture and gives a very summer-like look. Chocolate-decorated rooms also match with the white Eames Lounge chair & Ottoman. White furniture and a mango orange room not only look good but are also sound Feng Shui combination.

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Combining the brown and antique brown Eames Lounge Chair

With the brown and antique brown Eames Lounge chair color options, there are many decorating opportunities for your room.

Brown, when combined correctly, can be inspiring, cozy, and sleek. Brown is a neutral color that can be very warm and versatile, and many colors look great when matched with it. We’ve narrowed the list down to ten options:

  1. White: White and brown create a simple but charming combination. If your room’s primary color is white, your brown chair will work marvelously in it, giving the feeling of a luxurious and highly welcoming ambiance.
  2. Blue: For blue rooms, brown furniture will give a modern and relaxing sensation. 
  3. Fuchsia: If you want to create an exciting atmosphere in your room, then this color combination is perfect since it will add poise and character to the room.
  4. Yellow: Yellow and brown compliment each other beautifully for a fabulous aesthetic. A room with yellow as the primary color will look flawless with brown furniture.
  5. Mint: A mint colored room with the right dose of brown will look remarkably sophisticated. If you like the fresh and organic vibe, brown furniture will give the room the final touches you are looking for.
  6. Turquoise: Turquoise and brown is a very trendy combination that can go for a vintage tone or a contemporary one.
  7. Gold: For an extremely luxurious look, combine your brown Eames Lounge chair with gold. If used in a table lamp or designs on the floor, your chair and the room will have an extravagant look.
  8. Orange: Orange and brown are a good match that gives a warm feeling to the room. The energy of the orange color, combined with the neutral brown, will give your room a modern and sleek look.
  9. Rose: Your brown lounge chair, in a rose-colored room, will give a uniquely feminine atmosphere. 
  10. Copper: Brown and copper will give your room a trendy and hip look. If you have copper accents in the room and you want an Eames chair, then go for brown.
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Combining the cream Eames Lounge Chair

If you are in love with the cream-colored Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman, choose complementary colors that will make it stand out in the room to draw attention to it.

Yellow, purple, red, blue, and orange go well with cream. Even though it’s a neutral color, not all colors help cream-colored furniture stand out the way it deserves to.

Gray and cream produce a calming effect, as well as lavender, cream’s complementary color. And, when paired with pure white, you can note the cream shade’s subtle difference.

A Guide for Buying your Eames Lounge Chair Part II

A Guide for Buying your Eames Lounge Chair Part II

Previously, we talked all about the broad choice collection of colors, plywoods, upholstery materials, and alterations available in the market for an Eames Lounge Chair. 

We went into detail about the top leathers to choose from, Leatherette, Italian leather, and aniline leather. 

We understand it can be a daunting task to find the best Eames Lounge Chair for your home, especially if you’re on a budget and want to find a reliable Eames Lounge Chair replica that’s faithful to the original design, and won’t destroy your savings.

Today Manhattan Home Design is here to provide a broader insight into the plywoods available for an Eames Lounge Chair.

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A -very- brief history lesson 

When buying an Eames Lounge Chair replica, an important point to consider is the plywood. You’ll find choices like walnut, palisander, Santos palisander, and veneer. But what do those terms even mean?

By the time Charles and Ray Eames started working on the design of the Eames Lounge Chair, they already had plenty of experience working with molded plywood. Their famous Molded Plywood Lounge Chair gave them the knowledge they needed to reinvent the lounge chair, resulting in the Eames Lounge Chair.

Only select wood choices were used in the original design of the Eames Lounge Chair. The wood needed to be beautiful, sturdy, flexible, and thick without being too rough.

Originally the Eames Lounge Chair featured Brazilian Rosewood, but since the 1990s, the use of Brazilian rosewood was discontinued. The rosewood was replaced by seven layers of plywood covered by walnut, palisander rosewood, cherry, white oak, and ebony ash veneers. Today we’ll analyze the two most popular, walnut and palisander rosewood.

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Walnut Veneer

Walnut wood has played an important role in furniture manufacturing for centuries. Ancient beliefs associate this wood with wisdom and knowledge, and the plywood that ultimately ends up on the Eames lounge chair replica.

The Walnut Veneer’s pattern in the Eames Lounge Chair is deeply complex and rich, creating a very light-colored finish that does well in any room or space.

The walnut veneer used in Manhattan Home Desing’s Eames Lounge Chair replica is an excellent example of this.

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Palisander Veneer

Palisander has a more varied tone and can be obtained from two main sources: Brazilian rosewood and East Indian rosewood. Both are rich in smell and texture and can be more dramatic than walnut. Eventually, Brazilian Rosewood was discontinued due to environmental concerns.

Palisander’s distinctive reddish color is more notable than the usual brown walnut features and plays better in rooms with a lot of wood, making it ideal for homes.

Palisander is commonly associated with feelings of luxury, wealth, pride, and beauty. It has been one of the staple woods for great guitars, and other musical instruments, since the beginning of the 20th century.

We have a lot more to say about the many choices available for the Eames Lounge Chair in the market, along with valuable insights on this iconic mid-century modern design masterpiece. Stay tuned and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

A Guide for Buying your Eames Lounge Chair Part I

A Guide for Buying your Eames Lounge Chair Part I

Eames Lounge Chairs are one of the most easily recognizable mid-century modern design movement furniture pieces. For more than 63 years, Charles and Ray Eames’ original design has enjoyed never ending popularity with only small details of its manufacturing process have changed in this time.

With such a wide choice collection of colors, plywoods, upholstery materials and modifications available in the market, finding the best Eames Lounge Chair for you can be a daunting task. If you’re on a budget and can’t afford an original, try a high-quality Eames Lounge Chair replica, that’s faithful to the original design.

With many possibilities in colors, plywood alternatives, upholstery materials and variations available in the market, finding the best Eames Lounge Chair can be a daunting task. 

That’s why Manhattan Home Design created a buyer guide on how to make an informed decision when buying an Eames Lounge Chair replica. What to look for, the different models, and choices available.

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What’s the difference between aniline Leather, full-grain, and leatherette?

One of the most notable features of the Eames Lounge Chair is its leather upholstery. The original Eames lounge chair is a leather object, though you can find other versions with upholstery made from wool or mohair.

That being said, anyone can find themselves overwhelmed by features like leatherette or aniline leather. What kind of leather should you get for your Eames Lounge Chair?

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Leatherette

One of the most important advantages of leatherette is that it’s eco-friendly. Leatherette is a synthetic material made from vinyl, meaning no animal by-products. That means no animals were hurt during the manufacturing of your Eames Lounge Chair replica.

Leatherette is also referred to as faux leather, fake leather, synthetic leather or pleather.

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Italian Leather

Italian leather is well known as the best in the furniture design industry but in the fashion industry as well. The very best craftsmanship and care go into manufacturing Italian leather and that means only the best quality.

Given that Italian Leather isn’t mass-produced, it takes much longer to make than cheaper alternatives. If you are interested in buying an Eames Lounge Chair with Italian leather upholstery but you’re not sure if you should, here are some important facts that show why Italian leather is the best around and why you should choose to purchase it:

  1. It’s easy to maintain: Italian leather can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth form from time to time but isn’t always necessary.
  2. It’s unique: Vegetable tanned Italian leather has a truly one of a kind appearance. No two naturally tanned items ever look alike!
  3. It’s a high-quality material: A great deal of craftsmanship is put into making Italian leather.
  4. It’s exclusive: You’ll see Italian leather on the most exclusive fashion runways as one of the most well-loved materials in fashion design.
  5. It’s made to last: Italian leather can withstand everyday wear and tear, with most nicks and scratches being easily wiped away.
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Aniline Leather

Aniline leather is real leather treated with special dyes. Aniline leather maintains the leather hide’s original marks, shapes, and imperfections, in most cases. Manhattan Home Design carefully inspects each hide piece for imperfections before they start the manufacturing process. 

Eames Lounge Chairs replicas in high-quality aniline leather can feel exquisite and look stylish, and since it’s real leather it will develop a certain patina with time. People who know about home design usually prefer this fading as an indicator of good taste and authenticity. 

If you’re still not sure Aniline Leather is for you, you can try several semi-aniline types of leather that still feel natural to the touch but are flatter and more scratch-resistant.

The most popular leather upholstery choices are available for the Eames Lounge Chairs and their replicas available in the market. There are other less popular upholstery choices like wool that we’ll discuss on another occasion.

Is there any other advantage of the materials that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments below and, as always, stay tuned for another article on the best Eames Lounge Chairs out there!

Stunning Environments for your Eames Lounge Replica

Stunning Environments for your Eames Lounge Replica

The Eames lounge replica is the embodiment of Americana and mid-century modern-day ingenuity. While deciding on your buy for the lounge chair and ottoman, your choice will be based upon how it’ll look like in your indoor area, along with other factors. 

Manhattan Home Desing’s Eames Lounge Chair Replica can enhance the appearance of any room. If you’re considering purchasing your own Eames Lounge Chair Replica, here is a visual treat to help you decide how to organize your home’s layout to fit the Eames Lounge Chair replica.

Here the Eames Lounge Chair replica stands within its roots, at Charles and Ray Eames’ residence. Once emptied for relocation to the Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork, the Eames residence is now a museum open to the public for viewing. 

Even though the Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman are associated with city modernism, they show how well they blend with herbal elements. The large bookshelves aren’t simply crowned with books but are dedicated to art and accessories, packed with ornamental packing containers. Striking lantern-style lighting fixtures additionally provide this room with a unique aspect.

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It’s only one lounge chair, but in this bedroom, the Eames Lounge Chair replica is the obvious superstar. This room puts into evidence that the Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman fit in all sorts of spaces. 

There’s a fair amount of whiteness in the room that delicately balance each other out, even as the Eames lounge chair straight away draws in attention.

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The Eames Lounge Chair replica does not need a specific room. It can sit flawlessly in the entryway of a home, or a place among rooms. However, this room is adorned with wall art and numerous statues. Regardless of this stunning artwork distributed in this room, the attention is on the Eames Lounge Chair. The tan leather complements the wood flooring and window frames.

Eames Lounge Chair: Which Leather Type Suits me Best?

Eames Lounge Chair: Which Leather Type Suits me Best?

We’ve been using leather products since the beginning of time. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of leather tanning in ancient societies, such as the Greeks and the Egyptians. When it comes to choosing leather furniture for your home, it is a decision to not be taken lightly.

The original Eames Lounge Chair is made with leather. Nowadays, you might find wool or synthetic cushions variants, but this would be a difficult find, and quite outrageous depending on who you ask.

When you purchase an Eames Lounge Chair, you will find yourself swarmed by terms like “leatherette” or “aniline” leather. What do they mean? What’s the best leather type for the upholstery? Time to find out.

Aniline and Italian Leather

Aniline leather is leather treated with special dyes. The dye preserves the skin’s original marks, shapes, and imperfections. Quality aniline leather can be very stylish and exquisite.

Home design experts usually prefer fading to cracking. The former works as an indicator of taste and authenticity, just like a fine wine.

Aniline leather will maintain a scratch mark but over time, those will blend in with usage markings and add to the all-natural look and feel that differentiates a regular leather recliner from a lifetime work of art.

If you’re still not convinced, there are semi-aniline leathers that still feel natural but are more scratch-resistant

Italian leather is top quality leather in the West. Italians are famous for their natural treatments of animal skin. There are two types of Italian leather: full-grain, and top grain. Both of them are top-notch, but the full-grain leather is a better fit for everyday use. 

Leatherette

This is not real animal leather, it’s a great alternative for vegans and those who don’t feel comfortable with genuine leather. Leatherette is a synthetic variant designed for a variety of uses. 

Leatherette costs half the price of genuine leather, so good news for your bank account. However, it isn’t as breathable as genuine leather, so might be in trouble in the future if you live in a warm place all year long. 

Though leatherette is less durable, it is much easier to clean. Keep in mind, though leatherette is vegan, it isn’t biodegradable.

An Eames Lounge Chair with authentic leather will cost more but it will: 

1. Absorb stains and spills better than leatherette 

2. Fade with age (leatherette will crack with age).

How is an Eames Lounge Chair Replica Made?

The Eames Lounge Chairs and Ottoman officially named Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671), were released in 1956 by Charles and Ray Eames. Their design resulted in one of the most iconic and recognized representations of American mid-century modernism. 

Charles and Ray Eames worked closely together while creating the Eames Lounge Chair. They brainstormed and experimented with several common materials, but decided for their all-time favorite: molded plywood. Both designers toiled relentlessly on their designs until they got every last detail right. 

Manhattan Home Design offers a replica of this masterpiece, following all original specifications with the same accuracy and attention to detail. Their process and replicas have been voted the closest to the original, and have shared the behind the scenes of their manufacturing process.

How the Eames Lounge Chair Replicas are Made

Manhattan Home Design’s manufacturing process is almost the same used for the original Eames Lounge Chair. All of their Eames Lounge Chair replicas are mostly made by hand.

The Leather

It all starts with the highest quality leather. Leather pieces are laid out and examined for any imperfections. They are searched for any markings, flaws, scars, bug bites, or defects. 

These flaws are picked up by a computer scanner which then calculates the best way to cut the leather and avoid imperfections. This same computer also cuts the leather, creating all the pattern pieces for the Eames Lounge Chair cushions. 

The Sewing Process

Manhattan Home Design has no automation in this part of the process. They are true believers of hands-on American craftsmanship. Every one of their Eames Lounge Chairs is hand sewn. They start by sewing the arms, the seats, and back pieces. Then the cushions go to the upholsterers to be stuffed with high-density urethane foam.

Buttons are then hand sewn in place using a sturdy twine. Each button is placed in a way that when you put your legs up on ottoman it’s already compliant and adapting to your body. These buttons provide give the Eames Lounge Chair replica their shape, strength and its iconic appeal.

The Woodwork

Manhattan Home Design offers plywood or walnut veneer sheets, depending on your choice. These are fed into a conveyor where a coat of glue is placed on both sides. The plywood sheets are then combined by alternating dry sheets with glued ones. The wood grains are crossed for added strength in this part of the process. The wood grain that you choose gives the Eames Lounge Chair replica a lot of its character. 

When the manufacturing process originally began in 1956, rosewood was the high-end look to get. Since using rosewood from Brazil was discontinued in the early 1990s, Manhattan Home Design uses seven plywood layers covered by environmentally friendly walnut or palisander veneers.

Afterward, the layered veneers go into a press which applies a precise amount of heat and pressure to bend the wood. This process hasn’t changed much since 1956. Then a computerized routing arm cuts out the shapes of the seat, the back, headrest, and the Ottoman base.  

The Shock Mounts

After all the woodwork is done, the circular impressions where the shock mounts will go are sanded. Shock mounts were another clever invention of Charles and Ray Eames. The shock mounts isolate various pieces of the Eames Lounge Chair and allow it to move with your body. This is what helps the Eames Lounge Chair move comfortably with you.

The plywood pieces go through a final sanding and then on to the assembly area. After the assembly team double-checks that everything matches, all the connecting hardware is attached and the Eames Lounge Chair seat undergoes a shock mount test.

The Final Tests

The shock mount for an Eames Lounge Chair replica is probably the most critical aspect of the chair. Manhattan Home Design states this is the process that they spend the most amount of time on. 

After the shock mount test, the wood sheets and leather upholstery are merged. The signature 5 leg base is screwed on and each cushion is carefully nudged into its plywood shell. Then the final hardware is attached.

There’s one final step before each Eames Lounge Chair replica is ready to sell. Every one of Manhattan Home Design’s Eames Lounge Chair replicas receives a final shock mount and rocking test to confirm everything is okay and the shock mounts are doing their job.

It’s no wonder our Eames Lounge Chair replica continues to be one of their best selling pieces. Whether it’s the materials used or the upholstered leather, the Eames Lounge Chair remains an icon of comfort, elegance, and modernism. 
You can order your Manhattan Home Design Eames Lounge Chair replica now, and join this Lounge Chair most exclusive and coveted owners club!

The Eames Lounge Chair: On Carpet or Wooden Floor?

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Ask any Mid Century Modern (MCM) enthusiast and they’ll tell you that the main piece of furniture you should own is the beautiful and stunning Eames Lounge Chair . But before you go out and try to find an original (good luck by the way), know that you can get an amazing replica so much cheaper from Manhattan Home Design! The home of all things MCM related this site is the only place you need to go for all of your MCM furniture needs.
This chair is no ordinary chair in MCM history. It is the design’s history, with everyone wanting to get their hands on one. Their Eames Lounge Chair Replica  is anything but a reproduction since it’s made using the finest materials and looks exactly like the real thing! Honestly, no one will ever know that it’s a replica, which is why it’s an amazing piece at such an affordable price. If you have to get only one piece of MCM furniture, this timeless and classic chair is what you need!
So now that we’ve settled your mind on getting this stunning Eames Chair, the big debate is whether you should place it on carpet or leave it on your wooden floor? There’s something beautiful about having the wooden chair left on wooden floors, especially if you get the chair in the same wood (choices include Walnut Wood and Palisander Wood). But contrasting wood will also provide an amazing look in any space. So if you want a more natural feel and look to your space, skip the carpet and let it sit in all of its splendor on your gorgeous wooden floors.
But what if you want to put it in your bedroom and there’s only carpet there? For cases when you don’t have wooden floors a white sheepskin rug or cowhide will provide the share with a soft stance and an eye-catching contrast given the Eames Lounge Chair Reproduction’s darker tones.
But honestly, the chair will look fabulous anywhere you place it and on top of any surface because of its grand beauty along. It’s a statement piece that will become the focal point of any room. So regardless if you place it on wood flooring or on carpet, the chair will complement any space, especially if your home is already following MCM design.