June 16, 2011

Eames Chair restorations and repairs

The Eames Lounge chair & ottoman was designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1956 for the Herman Miller furniture company. The first chair that Eames designed for the high-end market, it is made of molded plywood and leather and is part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

These pieces are often prized possessions and if taken care of properly, will last decades. However, even with care, these beautiful chairs & ottomans require a tune-up. The restoration, repair & reupholstery of Eames chairs & ottoman is one of our specialties, and something our workshop is constantly involved in.

After posting some of our Womb Chair restorations and repairs, I thought I'd share some of the amazing transformations we've done for our clients with Eames chair restorations & repairs.

Here are some photos of Eames chairs when they come into our workshop, in desperate need of TLC!

A complete restoration of a Herman Miller Lounge Chair & Ottoman usually involves replacing the rubber shock mounts, refinishing the wood panels and refinishing & polishing the chrome metal bases. Depending on the condition of the leather, we reupholster the piece using leather that is exactly like the leather used in the original Eames lounge chairs, as well as replacing the interior cushions and outside zippers. It's a lot of work, it takes a while to do (good thing we love what we do!), but the results are spectacular.

Are you wondering if your Eames chair is real or fake? If so, take a look at this post to determine the authenticity of your chair. If your chair is in need of restoration or repair, Classic Design is here to help! Give us a call at 310-324-1600.


  1. I guess you have a good service in restoring damaged chaise lounge cushions. You're materials are all high quality and durable.

  2. Is it possible to replace the damaged aniline leather of eames lounge chair reproduction ?

    1. Possibly, please feel free to call us to discuss the options. 310.324.1600


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