I still maintain that nobody has ever come up with a better looking, more versatile, more pleasingly styled storage unit that the famed ESU by Charles and Ray Eames. It looks just as fresh today as it did when it was first created more than seventy year ago.
It’s a Plycraft Lounge by George Mulhauser. You don’t see those in the wild all that much, but it is a great chair. I’ve seen them in local shops in excellent condition for under $1000. I find them far more comfortable than the Eames lounge.
Mulhauser also did the ubiquitous knockoff of the Eames lounge, of which I have two in my living room. Also more comfortable than the original. And probably outsold the Eames version ten to one back in the day.
I’ve got one of these Eames Aluminum Group upholstered armchairs in blue. I tried it in the living room, but the wheeled base doesn’t really work well there, so it’s in the office now. Those wheels are really big and clunky.
One of the things I find most attrative about MCM furniture is the sculptural nature of so much of it. As with this Eames DCW – you can just stick it against a strategic white wall and enjoy looking at it.
This stunning Mid-Century Modern combines the best of updated convenience melded seamlessly with the original features unique to this architectural style.
I think this is supposed to be a dining room, but the approach would work quite well as an office, too.
I’m not a big fan of using wheeled versions of the Aluminum Group in non-office settings, by the way. The AG pieces I use in my own home don’t use the wheels – except for the chair in my office, of course.