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January 12, 2008 Mid-Century Modern

Fulfilling a 30-Year Eames ‘Craving’

The Post‘s Housewatch columnist Katherine Salant waxes poetically about her 30-year “craving” to own an Eames lounge chair.

“The first time I sat in an Eames lounge chair, I was hooked,” she writes. “It was simply the most wonderful chair I had ever encountered, its curved and playful profile unlike anything I had ever seen. When I finished architecture school and got my first real job, I had enough money to buy either the chair and its matching ottoman or a car. Deciding that transport was the wiser choice, or at least more practical, I bought the car. But I never stopped wanting the chair.” Her quest is now over. Read her whole story.