My latest object of desire…

We’re busy “dry shopping” for the new apartment (please keep all fingers and toes crossed that the purchase goes through in the coming days) and we’ve made a list of “must haves” and “Oooh wouldn’t it be luverly” beautiful objects.

I’m currently lusting after one of these:


It’s an Eames chair and something I’ve wanted since I was about 16.


I haven’t got the requisite thousands of quid lying about to get the real thing, so I’ll probably have to go for a reproduction in the first instance. But every model I’ve ever sat in has been so exceedingly comfortable, it’s like like party on my back.

And, let’s face it, my ass.

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in my seating preferences of late. For the last couple of years, I’ve been drawn to chairs that can only be described as…reclining.

It’s probably a sign of my age, but I now associate true comfort with a reclining chair and a footstool.

There. I’ve said it.

It’s on the list, but I have to be realistic. Things like a bed and a couch will come first. This, however, will be a close third.

I think I deserve it.

3 comments on “My latest object of desire…

  1. I don’t know if it was an original but one of mum’s friends (back in the early 70s) had one of these sets. I think theirs was mustard yellow. I’d spin around on the hassock! They owned a small business, so it may have been a real one. They had some nice stuff. 🙂 If you get this, when I finally come back to London, I’ll lie down on it and spin again!


    • They’ve been around since the 50’s so it could well have been the real deal. On the other hand, it’s one of the most “reproduced” design pieces ever, so…

      Even the reproductions are beautiful and comfy though.


      • I remember somebody being horrified that I was doing it and Drema (the lady who owned it) saying, ‘She always does that’ as I continued blissfully spinning. I was probably 3yo. ;p

        I forget the solid wooden chairs everybody knocked off back then. I loved that design, too (though not enough to recall the designer). Bauhaus movement, methinks.


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