November 1, 2012
Delight is often found in the most surprising places. And in this one, we’ve found it on Flickr in a Group Pool called “Cats Love Eames!” — a cheerful collection of felines who’ve found refuge in a variety of classic, comfortable designs by Charles and Ray Eames. Check out a few that made us smile.
“Chewbacca prefers the Eames DKR2 chair,” states owner Lori. (We like her taste in her vintage wire chair’s two-piece “bikini” leather padding.) (Photo: stutefish at Flickr)
This cat lays claim on an Eames Sofa Compact. (Photo: carissapod :: fish parade at Flickr)
A white Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair with a wood dowel base paired with a bright throw makes a relaxing naptime spot. (Photo: neko-yanagi at Flickr)
“Charlie” stands tall next to the “Eiffel Tower” base of his owner’s Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair. (Photo: goodiesphoto at Flickr)
Contributor Jamie Latendresse’s Siamese cat “Kitty” takes up residence on his Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair. (Photo: Jamie Latendresse)
Top photo by Peter Stackpole; drawing by cartoonist Saul Steinberg; LIFE Photo Archives, 1950 (hosted by Google)