style :: chair of the century,timeless and cool

Are you a mid-century modern freak? Although my house is extremely eclectic (aka hodge podge lodge) I admit that mid-century modern is at the top of my list of style favorites. Probably because I was born in that era and have fond memories of living with that style. The lines were clean, the designs sleek and innovative and the construction was top quality, not to mention, great materials went into the making of many of these classic pieces. Teak. Molded Plywood. Chrome. Be still my heart!
Molded Plywood Lounge Chair

So guess what? Last night I discovered that Lushpad is running a contest to win a true mid-century modern classic - the Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair, LCW - which has been aptly referred to as the "most famous chair of the century" . Sign up for their free newsletter (which is a must have for you mcm junkies anyway because it keeps you informed on the stuff and is a fun, educational resource for the modern collector) and you are automatically entered. Who knows, maybe you'll win THE CHAIR. But hurry, the contest ends November 17, 2008.

Here's some interesting history on this famed chair:
" ...Discovery often takes interesting turns. Consider the shapes Charles and Ray Eames made plywood take. In the early 1940s, when Charles Eames was working on MGM set designs, he would return to the small apartment where he and his wife, Ray, were experimenting with wood-molding techniques that would have profound effects on the design world. Molding thin sheets of wood veneer formed under heat and pressure, they adapted new technology to furniture making. Sculpting a seat and back to fit the contours of the human body, they designed a truly comfortable chair that became a milestone in modern furniture design. Time Magazine named the Eames Molded Plywood Chair, a design also known as the LCW, the Best Design of the 20th Century."

What a chair - it's JUST COOL!

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