Eames Imitations

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The debate over knock offs of classic furniture is an eternal one with people usually strongly divided on the subject. Personally I find myself vacillating especially when I see a great deal like this one from Overstock. The Eames rocker er, I mean "Vinnie Cradle Chair", is going for $159, and a set of two of the Eames shell side chairs, um I mean "Ronnie Wire Base chairs", are going for $157. Yep, $157 for two. Sure it's a knock off, but for some it may make a lot of sense. Anyways, the original shell chairs were designed for the "International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design" so the low cost of these knock offs may be more true to the original spirit of the furniture than the official ones...

Available from Overstock.com

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