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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.

Manhattan Home Design Reviews

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Manhattan Home Design has been making quality furniture available to customers since 2008! And with 10 years of experience in the furniture niche, they’ve racked up a number of positive raves and reviews from adoring customers everywhere. The Manhattan Home Design reviews on their website boast about their excellent customer service, furniture selection, affordable prices and more! The New York furniture store provides the best of Mid Century Modern furniture replicas that look anything like a cheap replica. In fact, many of their pieces look so good, they’ve often been mistaken for the real thing, allowing customers the chance to own furniture pieces they love without having to break the bank for the real thing.

Many of the Manhattan Home Design reviews on their site detail how wonderful the furniture selection is and how the quality is unreal, looking totally like the original. Many compliment the fact that the company provides clients with popular modern styles they would have never thought they’d be able to afford. Their online reviews also detail the quality they provide in each of their products, such as their selection of Classic Lounge Chairs and ottomans, which provide the perfect way to relax in style. Their Noguchi Coffee table that’s beautifully designed and perfect for entertaining guests at home has also gotten amazing online reviews from customers who simply love the stunning piece.

Replicas can get a bad rep, but not according to all the Manhattan Home Design reviews on their site, which have nothing but positive things to say about the vast selection of replica furniture from some of the most notable designers in the Mid Century Modern furniture niche.  Many reviewers love how they can see a piece online and then go into their New York showroom to see it up close and try it out before buying. And many admit that they were skeptical about buying replica furniture, but were totally sold when they saw the piece in person.

So if you’ve been dreaming of a Mid Century Modern furniture piece by a designer you love only to have your heart broken by the fact you can’t actually afford it, just read all of the Manhattan Home Design reviews and heart will rejoice because now you can buy that replica piece that looks just like the real thing!

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica ?

It’s fairly simple, I tell you. The task of putting together the Eames Lounge Chair Replica is not as humongous as it sounds.

Below are pictured tutorials of how you can assemble this masterpiece:

1. Make sure the box is facing upwards in the right direction. Follow the arrow marks.

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica

2. Once you open the box, you will find the base of the chair, looking like this:

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica

3. You will notice that there is a rod in the same box, on the side. Please remove it and place it in the base, as shown in the image.

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica

4. Once this is fixed, as shown in the figure, you will now have to place this piece in the base of the chair.

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica

5. Once you’re through with the fixing of the base, please pull out the seat from the box.

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica

6. Pull out all the contents of the box. You will find in it: a seat, backrest, arm rests and hinges to put it all in place.

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica

7. Now,place the seat and the base of the Eames Lounge Chair Replica at a height that is reachable to you, enabling you to fix the rest of the chair.

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica

8. Place the backrest in the grooves provided at the side of the chair.

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica

9. Using the equipment given with the box, tighten the bolts of the backrest to the base of the chair.

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica

10. Finally, you can finish fixing this chair by placing the arm rests on the side and fastening the hinges.

How to assemble an Eames Lounge Chair Replica

Best Places to Buy the Eames Lounge Chair Replica

  1. Manhattan Home Design
  2. Houzz
  3. Ebay
  4. Barcelona Designs
  5. Amazon

The Best Eames Lounge Chair Replica Comparision

I’ve bought almost all (8) Eames Lounge Replicas on the markets from both US/Canada suppliers. After reviewing them all for the past 7 months, I’ve come up with a comprehensive comparison between them. All the companies that sell their chairs below $900 are cheap junk, so I haven’t listen them all. The ones above are the big players who know a thing or two about Eames’s Design.

Hope you like it.
Disclaimer – I have not been paid my any company. The views expressed here are totally mine and unbiased.