The Eames lounge chair is an object that can be very difficult to replicate. Search the internet for a few minutes and you will find an abundance of knockoffs, with cheap materials and not many features (some of them can’t even recline!) The Eames Lounge chair replica, being one of the most iconic items in the world, appearing in dozens of films and TV shows, and being overall one of the most comfortable chairs ever invented, is heavily copied all the time, and that doesn’t always end up well.
Following true-to-design specifications, the people at Manhattan Home Design have crafted a replica that costs a fraction of the original, certified price while still maintaining a quality that’s way beyond most reproductions currently in the market. And the users have voted to make it their number one choice. Houzz is an interior design portal that also doubles as a shop for the best in furniture from all over the world. With millions of users around the globe, this certification is a great surprise!
What’s in an MHD Eames lounge replica?
The chair is a Vitra replica, which was the first European company to receive a license to sell Herman Miller furniture pieces in Europe. They worked primarily with designs by the Eames couple and George Nelson, so the original features that have granted the chair its perfection are completely included in the MHD replica. This replica has a few modifications from the first prototypes that came up in the 1960s, but the overall quality of the product stays the same, including its incredible ergonomic capabilities.
For as little as $994 (Vitra is still selling certified models for more than $5,000) you can get the most iconic design by the Eames couple in a variety of leather and wood combinations. The quality of the replica’s design is based mainly on their choice of Italian leather and silicon shock mounts, where other cheaper knockoffs tend to use synthetic fabrics and rubber. Manhattan Home Design has retained the original measurements and manufacturing practices, except for their Big & Tall version of the chair, which was created to sit people over six foot three in height (about 1.90 m).
The chair is also an exact copy of the five-legged original design and retains the natural reclining angle with full swivel capabilities, interchangeable cushions, and FAS-certified timbers. Using materials that rival the original materials used by bigger companies in quality, Manhattan Home Design has created a great reproduction of the Eames Lounge chair. Arguably the best Eames Lounge chair replica you can find in the internet at this point in time (and there are hundreds, if not thousands of options out there).
Why should I consider Manhattan Home Design’s Eames Lounge chair?
Besides being the number one choice for Houzz customers, a home design community with hundreds of thousands of followers in the US, the truth is that you’ll never get a better chair for the asking price. You can place the MHD replica in a mid-range cost if you compare it to the original designs ($5,000 on average) and the cheaper reproductions sold big retailers (around $800).
Manhattan Home Design is also no newcomer to the mid-century furniture business. They also make very good replicas of products by Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi (his famous table only, I’m afraid), and other furniture design giants. Since 2005, this little store if the heart of New York City has been revolutionizing the world of mid-century modern furniture with quality replicas that totally defeat expectations.