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If good design is a balance of aesthetics and utility, the craft peaked in the years between 1945–1970.
This era of modernism hit the design sweet spot: functional beauty. Finding harmony between the natural and the manmade, designers made objects that serve their purpose with organic grace.
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“love my rocker”, recently submitted to our photo group by Dan Abrams
More pics of the Eames Rocker (AKA “RAR“) from the MC,M Flickr Group:
» Eames Rocker at DWR
Sigh, I have always wanted one of these. They just don’t sell them in Marrakech:-(
I’m planning to get an eames rocker for our nursery. I’m stuck between getting the eames molded plastic rocker or the modernica fiberglass rocker. I like that the modernica is made out of the original material. Any thoughts?
I have an original I found on a front porch in Southern Indiana 15 years ago. Fiberglass is the way to go.
I went with fiberglass… I tried the molded plastic at DWR and decided fiberglass was the way to go. I like it much better. Fiberglass is the original material and modernica uses the original molds. It is much sturdier (and less expensive).
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