I spent much of this weekend restoring a vintage Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman (photos to come.) The process began simple enough, but quickly became complicated as I grew more detail-oriented on the project. The whole enchilada involved leather treatment, grinding and polishing the metal, wood sanding and finishing, and a variety of little annoyances and tweaks. Many hours from beginning to end, but a great result at completion.

I am a lover of carpentry work. Using actual tools to create and restore something never ceases to gain my appreciation. A person should have the feeling of wood and metal in their hands, shaping it to their preferences. It is an incredibly empowering feeling that we must all partake in from time to time. Producing a physical object in a three-dimensional space is a thrill.

Additionally, I am intrigued by the positive effects that the development in my sense of design has improved other aspects of my life. My sense of proportions, colors, layouts, and forms greatly aided me in the restoration process. Design is a wondrous vocation to be a part of, and it never ceases to amaze me at how much it aids in my understanding of the world around me.

I will be posting images of the restoration soon.