January 27, 2012 | Home Couture Store
Continuing on from our previous knit feature Knitting Trends for the Modern Home, the classic Eames wire chair gets decorated in the textile in a variety of patterns and colours. Knit is an easy way to personalise and to make your wire furniture chair a comfortable way to relax in.
Some history about the Eames chairs, in 1951, Charles and Ray Eames introduced their wire chair into the world, presenting a lightweight, twisted metal counterpart to their plywood and molded plastic furniture.
The clean, streamlined geometries of the wire chair have made it a staple in every Herman Miller catalogue. The sleek simplistic design of the Eames wire chair is open for creative variation.
Artist Akira Ishikawa has applied basic knitting and weaving techniques to soften the post-industrial aesthetic of the wire chair and create colourful one-of-a-kind pieces. The icon of mass-produced, mid-century design is suddenly transformed into a cozy, handmade emblem of the DIY movement.