The story of a discarded plycraft eames lounge chair knock off and its hopeful resurrection and restoration.
The story started while driving through the neighborhood on bulk trash day and I stumbled upon this once loved well used knock off eames. I'll admit im guilty of sending a lot to the landfill myself but something told me I couldn't let this be the end for this vessel. We loaded it up in the car as the kids asked "Dad are you stealing that chair?"
The reason for its dismissal was quite obvious in that the base had torn through the veneer and plywood. Leaving the chair wounded beyond repair.
The 4 legged based was the initial give away that it was not the real deal. It too had seen better days.
Years of sitting beside single pane south facing glazing has taken a severe toll on the rosewood veneer.
The molded plywood frame went to Great American Carpentry to have the torn out seat repaired and patched and have the previous finish stripped.
The base has been deposited with Noles Davis to have all shiny metal re-plated.
Finally, the cushions and all vinyl are with Anne's Upholstery. New foam and Vinyl have been selected.
Stay tuned to see how the process goes.