Reviewer: Elise Portale, social media manager
Model tested: Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
The details: You don’t need to be a hardcore AD fan to know that the Eames Chair has appeared in countless incredible homes over the years.
Eight years into their collaborative relationship, New York-based designer Marc Thorpe is launching his latest piece for Moroso for their outdoor collection called Moroso M’Afrique. DayTrip comprises various components that are used as low tables and benches that pay homage to the Italian brand’s multi-cultural ethos. The design allows the user to create a composition for themselves, giving them ownership of the product and design for which they can use with others.
First developed by lifelong couple and design partners Charles and Ray Eames in 1956, the lounge chair was the duo’s interpretation of a 19th-century club chair—designed to resemble a worn first baseman’s mitt and made of high-quality materials like supple leather, wood veneer, and cast aluminum.
The event will follow in fashion with the first initial debut of the concept where one could find vintage products, reprints of Mr. and Mrs. Eames, special projects and collaborations. There will be four sections namely the “Eames House” which looks into the couple’s own residence, “Architecture & Interiors,” “Art & Technology” which introduces their sculptures and furniture works and “Play & Learn” for products that give a sense of playfulness and curiosity.