epic barn find.
After years of complaining that my Father had nothing cool to hand down I stumble across this in his shed. An elephant-hide grey vintage Eames side chair.
The Eames fiberglass collection was a response to a need for mass-reproducible and inexpensive furniture. The texture of the chair reveals the innovative process (the chair pre-dates plastic injection-molding) of pressing fiberglass and infusing the resulting form with a colored resin.
When I found this shell it was covered in rat droppings and epoxy smears, a reminder of my father's days building recumbant cycles from scratch. The surface was sanded and recoated with a wax sealer.
This little diddy was originally a stacker. The original shock mounts were removed, replaced and repositioned to allow for the black eiffel base.