High & Low: Chaise Lounge Chair

Sitting Pretty

Inspired by our design-savvy but budget-conscious customers, we introduce a new column called, you guessed it, High & Low.

Every week we present a beautiful piece of furniture that has become an icon in design and is, more often than not, too expensive for most of us. But don’t fret: we also feature a similar looking and equally well-crafted piece from the Cymax store that is attractively priced.

Best Lounge Chairs

The History
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s MR Chaise Lounge was designed in 1927 as part of his contribution to the Weissenhof exhibit in Stuttgart, Germany. Inspired by the lines of tubular iron rockers designed in Europe during the mid-19th century, Mies incorporated a new material and a new technology in the use of the cantilever principle to create an intuitively accessible and ergonomic seat.

How Do They Compare?
The MR Chaise Lounge is perfectly balanced, featuring the material innovation and lack of ornamentation that epitomize the International Style.
$ The Rhumba chaise is sleek and sexy with a shape that curves to you as you lay. Made with a shiny leatherette seat and chrome steel legs, it comes in black or white upholstery and includes a head pillow.

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