With the business and my father's poor health, I haven't had much time for my Mid-Mod hobby lately, but every once in a while, something will come up that I just have to drag myself out and get.
For example, this Eames-style lounge:
It was listed at 9 AM and I didn't get a call in until the early afternoon, so I didn't expect it to still be around, but luckily enough the owner hadn't even received any other offers. Usually these chairs sell like hotcakes.
This may also be the nicest Eames-style lounge I've ever come across, which was a pleasant surprise. It's the little details that do it.
It's got painted and polished aluminum headrest supports with rubber spacers, just like the real deal.
The base is also made of solid polished aluminum, rather than chromed steel, and looks sorta Kagan-esque. If you look closely at the support stand, you might also see that the pole has a faint pattern etched into the bottom of. I'm not sure what the purpose of this was, as you'd never see it, but the pattern is on the footrest support as well.
The arms are also fully-upholstered and welted, unlike most of the Plycraft versions I've seen and the screws that hold the thing together are capped with matching faux wood. The originals didn't have exterior screws, but at least this maker attempted to blend them in.
I can tell that the chair is upholstered in vinyl because I can see the cloth backing through these very slight abrasions along the bottom. However, it's some very high-quality vinyl, and with the exception of a slight tackiness, feels just like real leather. I love the baseball glove coloring as well.
I don't think that I've ever seen one quite like it, so I'm not certain who the manufacturer is. Could it be another Selig version? Of course, the tag was missing as well, so I'm left wondering.
So here it is in the living room, where it has replaced the lower-end Selig model that I acquired last year, which came sans footrest. It just requires a few minutes of treatment with Goo-Gone, Feed-N-Wax and some oil and then I'm ready to lounge in style.
That isn't all that I picked up this weekend either, so stay tuned.