Friday, 12 June 2015

Win an Eames ESW style chair!

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I am happy to announce that in collaboration with the wonderful people over at Chair furniture, I am today hosting a giveaway of one of the most iconic chairs of our times:
The Eames ESW chair!
Details of how to enter this competition  further down the post!

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Originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames',the ESW chair, along with their DAW Chair revolutionized furniture in the 1950s with its unique style and grace. Taking advantage of  the development of new technologies and materials developed during World war 2, and The Eames' pioneered  the use of plywood and fibreglass in furniture design, and the DAW was one of the first  industrially produced plastic chairs in the world.
 The seat follows the shape of the body to make it more comfortable and the wooden legs are strengthened with steel. Elegant, comfortable and strong,this chair has over the years won a place among the most iconic pieces of furniture created in modern times!

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It is even so famous that there has been made posters of it!!
Head to Only Deco Love to download the printable poster, pictured above for FREE!
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The continued popularity of mid Century modern design, is a testament to the quality and creative thinking behind the 1950's movement that the Eames's was spear heading.

And along with designs from their peers, such as Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner and Jean Prouve, the Eames plastic chairs are now firmly placed in hall of fame of modern design...

Now A staple in most Scandinavian interiors, the timeless design fits in any settings...
Image from S F girl by bay
In offices and creative workshops....Seen here, above, in the earlier offices of S F Girl by Bay's creative studio, in colored fiberglass with Eiffel style steel legs....

Image from The Urbnite

Or here in a black shell with wooden, steel reinforced legs....

In a more oldy-worldy setting around an antique dining table....they don't look out of place, but adds another dimension to the interior by juxtaposing with the rest of the decor...

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Or in more modern and stark surroundings, in it's most classic, plain white option, above.
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UK based company Chair furniture specializes in quality replicas of iconic furniture, like the ESW, for a fraction of the prize of an original.....

....making iconic design affordable to the general public, and not just the wealthy elite....
Building on the ethos of the original design movement of the Eames' and their peers, to make great design accessible for all....

Chair Furniture stocks these iconic chairs in a wide variety of colors and finishes...

And all you have to do to win one is,
 like their Facebook page
then visit their site and choose your favorite chair...
Then comment on their Facebook page, or mine, or below, on this blogpost which chair you would like to win...

This competition is open to anyone living in Europe, except Switzerland (Sorry;) and will be running for 3 weeks. The winner will be dawn at random and announced on the 3rd July here at Nostalgiecat.

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So, just to recap those competition rules:  
To get your hands on a piece of iconic design for your home, head over to the Chair furniture facebook page, click like and leave a comment mentioning your favorite chair from their website, either there or below here on this blogpost....

Good luck!

You can read more about the Eames' revolutionary designs here and in my post about the Eames RAR rocker....and if you are unsure of acquiring a replica of a design classic as opposed to the real thing, you may find this post by my blogger friend Kimberley Duran interesting!


Rahel said...

Hi :)
Love your post about the Eames Chairs! My all time favourite is the DSW White Chair with Walnut legs. I think it is so classic and suits everything and of course I'd love to win ;)
Lovely Regars, Rahel

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Mell Jameson said...

My favourite is the Emes dar chair in sunshine yellow. 💛
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Katrin said...

What a great competition!

My favourite is the DSW in lightgrey. I've been looking to add head chairs to my dining table for ages - the DSW would be a lovely fit.


MrsMinifig said...
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MrsMinifig said...

I've loved Chair Furniture's range for a while now, a lovely colourful selection and affordable too. A great post too, your blog is very stylish.

I wasn't sure if the Ghost chair was included in the giveaway, but that's my fave - the clear version is sublime! Would love that in my new flat :)

Keep up the great writing.
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Kari Ann said...

Hei flinke June :)

Den gule ames stolen hadde passa perfekt inn ved kjøkkenbordet som en fargeklatt og brytning til mine hvite Hay stoler <3

Må forresten bare si hvor utrolig kult det nye rommet til Mia ble!! Du er så fantastisk kreativ og flink. Tenk å få så mye ut av et så lite rom! Utrolig imponerende :*

Klem fra Kari Ann :)