Walnut Stools by Eames

Hey everyone! Just a quick post before we head off to Ohio for Paul's brother's wedding. Paul was recently asked by YLiving/YLighting to pick a piece of furniture that he would consider to be "Iconic". The hardest part was narrowing it down to just one! After some back and forth he finally settled on the Walnut Stools by Charles and Ray Eames. 

The walnut stools have such a great graphic quality to them, brought out by their simplicity. They're design is versatile and classic, making it an appropriate accent piece for just about any room. The rich walnut finish is to die for! We'll take 2!

Click here to see the whole blog post from YLiving/YLighting. 

Here is a brief description of the Walnut Stools from the Herman Miller website:

At the time it was built in 1959, the Time-Life Building was the largest slab-formed skyscraper in New York. It was a modern marvel, featuring an ultra-modern lobby with murals by Joseph Albers and Fritz Glarner. In 1960, Ray Eames was asked to design occasional pieces for that lobby to accompany chairs designed by her husband, Charles.

Trained as a sculptor, Eames created the walnut stools, which became her favorite seats and were scattered all over the Pacific Palisades home she shared with Charles.

A museum curator once ordered two of these stools for his son and daughter. “Graduation gifts?” he was asked. “No,” he said, “the kids are only five and three. But I want them to have the experience of growing up with something truly good that they can keep all their lives.”

Off to Ohio we go! See you soon. 

B+P