How To Update An Eames Dining Chair
When you have an original Eames dining set, you would naturally want to make sure that it is at its best look and comfort so you would have to learn how to update an Eames dining chair. The following are some tips that would guide you in updating your classic Eames dining chair.
- Identify which part of the chair is broken or needs an upgrade. Eames furnishings, long considered a luxury icon for modern design furniture, can be kept as a precious collection, with keeping it in good condition as your goal. If there are areas that need fixing, you need to fix it by either replacing the broken part or creating it over again. When you do not really need to fix anything, you may want to just upgrade the cushion style and designs.
- Find original replacement accessories. When you have identified which parts need repairs, you should check whether you still have the original replacement Eames accessories when you first had the set. If there is none, purchase only the original pieces from trusted manufacturers. It is not wise to buy sub-standard pieces. In order to maintain the quality of your Eames chair, buy only the original parts. If you just want to upgrade the parts of your Eames chair, you can keep the old ones that are still in good condition just in case you will need a speedy repair of your Eames in the future.
- Know the special features of an Eames chair. The trademark of an original Eames chair is that it does not have any protruding screws that keep the parts together. This gives a seamless look for the chair. People who upgrade or fix their Eames furnishing usually fail to keep this trademark of the original piece by adding protruding screws after the repair or upgrade. You can look for a professional to help you out and maintain this unique trademark of an Eames chair. You can purchase some original spare parts for an Eames chair to upgrade its look such as Eames cushion buttons, chair cushion backs, flexing shock mount, adjuster knobs, upper back connector spacers and mount screws that will look less visible in your Eames chair.
- Vital in upgrading an Eames dining chair is knowing how to clean it to maintain its condition. Avoid using abrasive cleaners and harsh detergents. To maintain the clean look of your fully upgraded Eames chair, clean it frequently with a damp sponge dipped in baking soda for molded plastic Eames chairs or use a clean, soft cloth dipped in solvent-based cleaning wax for wooden furnishings.