Eames in Japan

Posted by Scott

Not a whole lot of info on this one as the page is in Japanese, but Wakui Works has some nice shots from 1960’s Japan featuring Eames / Herman Miller furniture in it’s natural habitat. Whenever I see shots like these I imagine the lucky people who found all this discarded in an alley somewhere around 1994.

Wakui Works via Brian From Concentrate

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Kesu says:

July 17, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Has anyone ever sat in an easmes chair? They look beautiful, but i’m curious about whether or not they are comfortable.


autoy says:

July 18, 2011 at 12:38 am

@kesu I do have an Eames rocker chair and while on first looks it doesn’t seem comfortable it is surprinsingly so. There’s something about the hight and shape that makes it perfectly ergonomic despite the hard plastic materials, you can just sit on it for hours.


t21 says:

July 18, 2011 at 1:00 am

@kesu I’ve got one of those lounge chairs, and let me tell you: you can spend days in them.


Connor says:

July 18, 2011 at 2:03 am

Anybody ever seen the sofa in that last shot, or know anything about it? I’ve never been excited about Eames’ sofas in the past, but that one’s beautiful.


Meikel says:

July 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

@Shelby Don’t know the name of the couch in that pic but it surely reminds me of my tufty time I’m sitting on right now. You can even get the exact color from that pic. I know it is not the same but dimensions and color are pretty close.


Drew says:

July 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm


I own 2 genuine Eames molded chairs and I can say without a doubt that they’re very comfortable despite being made out of what feels like flexible plastic.

The texture is slightly grained, soft to touch, and a bit pliable so it flexes to your body. The placement of the arm rests is surprisingly accurate to where they should be as well.

a pic of the pair:

I highly recommend the investment :]… since the design is timeless, if you ever are in a pinch for cash and need to get rid of them, you can easily sell them for over 1/2 of what you originally paid for them.


joe says:

July 19, 2011 at 3:41 am

whenever i see photos like these, i always try to imagine that the spaces in which are involved, are in fact, still the same. so if i walked right in today it would be empty, abandoned
, and exactly the same


Scott says:

July 19, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Connor, that is not a sofa in the last shot but a 3 wide set of Tandem seating, originally designed for O’hare airport.


Alpha says:

July 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm

What makes you think that the Japanese are stupid enough to “discard” these gems in a back alley?