Thursday, November 13, 2014
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em...At Least Until You Can Beat 'Em! Yes, I Have Joined The Throngs Of Knockoff Eames Lounge Chair Owners Out There. But Rest Assured, It's Just A Place Keeper! Status: Temporary.
At a Third of the full online price, picking up this "Angus" Eames Lounger & Ottoman from a craigslist seller was a no brainer. It's basically brand new...with a few minor issues.
You see, this was sold from a business as a returned item. It's got a few minor scratches on
the shell and another on one of the aluminum brackets holding the headrest, but nothing
major. There is also a "dent" in the armrest cushion that seems to be slowly working itself
out. Somebody must have left either the ottoman or perhaps the base of this chair sitting
on it for too long in storage. At any rate, the leather has not been affected and is in great
shape otherwise. To save $800 plus shipping...yeah, I think I can live with these trifles.
So It's time to move out my previous place keeper, the George Mulhause lounger and
ottoman that I re-upholstered a couple years ago. Plus a few other pieces have to be moved
to make room, but I think this will be around until the real deal shows up. We'll have to see. I
do have to say that I'm surprised to find that I'm surprised to find out that this, like a real
Herman Miller unit, doesn't recline like the myriad of cheap knockoffs out there. HUH! Will
napping be hampered? I guess we're gonna find out!
PS, note the snowflake on the armrest? Yeah, it done got COLD here in the Lou!