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That Hotel Desk Chair May Actually Be Famous

October 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM | by | ()

Wait. Before reading any further, have a second look up at the image of the desk above. Do you notice anything...anything famous?

Nope, it's not the artwork on the wall. The famous item is actually the desk chair—it's of the Eames Soft Pad series, designed in 1969 and going strong since. This one we found within the Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, but such icons of modern furniture design frequently pop up in hotel rooms and, even more frequently, the lobby.

Just yesterday we meditated on a similar topic over at our brother site, Jaunted. Eames chairs in airports comes with a point that applies here as well. That point: traveling often brings you into intimately close contact with extraordinary design in seemingly unextraordinary places.

Next time you enter a hotel room and have a seat at the desk in order to plug in your gadgets, but find yourself bouncing on the seat a bit in surprise at the comfort, take a moment and look at that seat. It may be an Aeron, or a Bertoia, another Eames or even an Eames and an Aarnio. The more you know!

[Photo: HotelChatter]

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