19 Mar 2015 - 8:50 am

Extensively researching the historical and theoretical relationships between furniture and architecture at the Henry Ford Museum, Cranbrook academy of art and MoMA archives, Matthew Strong offers a design that re-imagines the original Eames prototype through a combination of modern materials and traditional craft techniques.


The Eames fiberglass shell armchair of the late 1950s went through a number of changes in term of its form and thickness, in order that its supporting strength was increased. However, the final model of the shell was almost 3/4 of an inch thick, making it impractical and difficult to move. At that point, it was abandoned, and only one upholstered model was ever completed.


http://cargocollective.com/matthewstrong – via Designboom

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