Why I Will Never Ditch My Eames Chairs, Even If They're Basic
First of all, Eames chairs aren't basic. Yes, okay, so I know the headline clearly says they are, but I am merely referencing their global explosion in popular culture. The well-known molded plastic side chair, aka DSR, has been trending so long now that it's officially crossed over into the mainstream, but you know what? I don't care.
It doesn't matter how many dining rooms or home offices I see with this iconic piece of furniture my love grows stronger every time. So I guess the question is why is this humble chair such a crowd-pleaser? There are several reasons. Its simple design can be paired with any interior style and complement the look, not dominate it; you can layer them among other colors, textures, and patterns with ease; and they come in a variety of shapes, tones, and leg styles. Oh, and they're also really comfortable.
What's not to love? Just like my skinny jeans, Eames will also have a place in my home. Clearly I'm not the only one who covets this cool classic. Prepare to officially fan out over our Eames molded plastic chair gallery.
This is the epitome of chic. A large-scale pendant lamp hangs overhead in the dining room surrounded by the classic Eames. This modern space is anchored, thanks to the timeless design.
We've professed our love of all-white rooms many times at MyDomaine HQ, and this room is why we preach. Despite its bleached-out appearance, it still has so much warmth, thanks to the timber legs of our favorite chairs.
With such bold Tom Dixon lighting, you need something simple and understated to complement the loud look, not clash with it. Enter the easy Eames chair.
Need a bit of color to liven up your traditional room? No problem, the Eames side chair comes in a wide variety of colors, and they look really good all together like this, too.
Need an accent chair but have a room that's already pretty loud? No problem; the Eames is always here to add a touch of class without overpowering the space. Winner.
This industrial room is super chic with a minimal vibe and a pop of color courtesy of our favorite chair.
So has your heart swelled for this classic design too? If so, shop our favorite Eames chairs below.
E Modern Decor Eames Style DAW Molded Black Plastic Dining Armchair ($95)
Poly and Bark Eames Style Molded Plastic Eiffel Armchair (DAR) Set of 2 ($135)
Poly+Bark Eames Style Molded Plastic Eiffel Side Chair (DSR) Set of 2 ($119)
Do you have a furniture style you'll always love, regardless of whether it's popular or not?