Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The new Starkins Eames style office chair range.

Introducing our new Starkins range of office chairs.

Left to right; Starkins Cantilever, Starkins High Back and Starkins Medium
Brand new to The Office Chair Shop is a fabulous new range of chairs which are based on an immensely popular design which first appeared in  the 20th century.

The chairs in question are the Starkins High Back, StarkinsMedium Back and Starkins Cantilever
which all feature chrome framing, soft faux leather upholstery and contoured backs for added comfort.   These stylish chairs are based on the popular range of seating designed by the Eames family of America who produced works from various media between the 1930s and  1970s.

Charles Ormond Eames (1907 – 1978) and Bernice Alexandra “Ray” Eames (1912-1988) were married in 1941 and throughout the 50s 60s and 70s produced lots of major contributions to modern architecture and furniture.

Charles and Bernice "Ray" Eames

The “Eames Aluminium Group” of chairs on which the Starkins is based first appeared in 1958. It was originally manufactured with mesh but this was quickly discontinued and over the years different materials have been used – the most iconic of which is the black leather version .

Original Black Leather Eames Chair

Ironically, although this furniture range is considered an icon of office furniture it was originally commissioned as  an outdoor seating range for the home . This idea quickly vanished however and the chair found its more familiar setting in the office. A place where it has remained for over 50 years! 

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