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Eames High Chair | Manolo for the Home

Little Known Ways to Hack Your Furniture: Eames High Chair

For those of us who love old design and sweet design and timeless design, but also DIY ingenuity, how totally boss is this Eames Hack? Eames chair turned high chair? Yes, please!

From the artists:

Through physically invasive alterations, these once iconic, elite, forms are liberated from their old, restrained image. The project is not a critique of the Eames, but rather a fulfillment of their original ideals.

This project was produced as part of a three day charette in the Department of Industrial Design at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. The theme of the charette centers around Remake and DIY culture. The purpose of this charette is to explore the role designers have in respect to this emerging culture. The team members for this project are as follows: Jared Delorenzo, Tim Peet, Alexandra Temple Powell, Tom Reynolds, Alie Thomer, and Andrew McCandlish.

From a parental perspective, however, my main criticism of the Eames chair as a high chair would be good luck getting a tricksy toddler’s legs through those holes when she was pitching a fit.

One Response to “Little Known Ways to Hack Your Furniture: Eames High Chair”

  1. Ash B. September 16, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    We purchased this chair that’s actually kind of like this (except without leg holes) from a European shop shortly after my sons 1st birthday about a year ago. We loved it from the get go. My son loves to sit and read in it. It also helps keep him from standing with his nose to the TV, if I find him doing this I simply ask him where his chair is and he runs and sits a good distance away. It’s a little weird, sure, but it’s been great