Good Questions: Who Will Redo My Eames Lounger?

Good Questions: Who Will Redo My Eames Lounger?

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 12, 2007

Hello AT,

I have a vintage 1960's Eames lounge chair and ottoman that is in desperate need of being reupholstered and 'restuffed'. I have contacted Herman Miller about having the chair redone and it seems that the costs to have this done by them would far exceed the price of just buying a new chair. Does anyone have any recommendations of people in New York who have done similar work and done it well?

thanks, max

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Dear Max,

We would love to know the answer to this question ourselves, as Herman Miller's reply seems crazy to us. What the hell ever happened to repairing and extending the life of a great, durable item? Aside from contributing to sustainability, a company that makes something as classic as an Eames chair, should follow up and responsibly have ways to refurbish it for life.

Anyone want to jump in with a response or resource for recovering?

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