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The Eames Hack High Chair – Super or Sacrilege?

By Sunny Chanel |

I have a new regret. What is that you might ask? That I didn’t see this wonderful “Eames Hack High Chair” earlier.

In our own dining room we are the proud owners of six Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chairs, DCM (that we picked up off of Craig’s List).  They were a challenge to work with when our daughter first came along. Initially we had her in a standard issue free-standing high chair, and then we graduated to a bulky strap on number that we not-so-gracefully attached to one of our Eames chair. Had we seen this these clever Hack High Chair earlier, we might, just might, have been tempted to vandalize one of these beautifully designed seats. But I don’t think we really have followed through like…the Eames Hack team did!

The Eames Hack Team created this high chair about three years ago but it is now getting some high profile praise by being included in the TechnoCraft Exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (where it will be on display until October 3rd.) They said of their intention that, “through physically invasive alterations, these once iconic, elite, forms are liberated from their old, restrained image.” They ‘liberated’ it and also used in a new practical way, as a kiddie eating station.

Now, personally, I wouldn’t alter the original. You can’t mess with perfection. But if you are felling “hacky” you can pick up one of the classic Eames dining chairs – which are still in production – from Design Within Reach for $429 to $699 (depending on the finish).


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Since 2007 Sunny Chanel has written thousands of pieces for Babble. She currently writes for Babble's celebrity, moms, and Disney voices sections and has her own blog aptly named Sunny Chanel. You can find Sunny on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and StumbleUpon. Read bio and latest posts → Read Sunny's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “The Eames Hack High Chair – Super or Sacrilege?

  1. [...] Eames Chair Hack (part Eames Molded Plywood gloriousness and run-of-the-mill highhair?!) makes me giggle. I love it, [...]

  2. mari says:

    Brilliant and hilarious. I can’t imagine doing it to an actual Eames chair, but hey, there’s lots of old plywood school chairs just waiting for a fix-me-up!
    I added this link to my blog’s link roundups today – thanks!

    This is brilliant! I saw this fish bowl and thought it was waaaaay too much for a mere fish. You’ve given it a proper life!

    I added it to my blog’s link roundups this week – thanks!

  3. Vicky carpenter says:

    Love it can’t imagine having thisnin my house for Grandchild. Would really be awesome. This would be a drem come true.

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