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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.