For consumers, the good news is that replica Eames chairs are likely to continue to be available in retail stores. There is certainly nothing illegal about buying replica furniture. Eames replicas will be gone soon. According to Gowling WLG, simply owning the products without the intention to sell or trade — for example, a restaurant that uses fake Eames chairs — is not against the law in most cases, according to Gowling WLG.
The armless examples include a variety of seashell chairs (a term used to describe an Eames piece made from molded fiberglass, regardless of whether it has armrests or not). If a similar chair has a tilt mechanism to adjust the tilt, this is an important clue that it is not an authentic Eames piece. Eames lounge chairs were all marked with one of several different types of paper labels when they were new. It’s a shame that genuine Eames chairs are sold at such a price that most normal people can’t afford to own them.
Some reproductions of the Eames chair follow the true design specifications and use high-quality materials. An Eames lounger is sold for around a third of the regular price. This includes products such as the egg chair by Arne Jacobsen and the DSW plastic chair by Charles and Ray Eames. Another reason that has arisen in recent years is the fact that many bodily injuries have been reported in connection with the Tolix replica chairs. Vintage examples have their value, as does Eames furniture in general, and are often sold in the same price range as new chairs.
Although the company was allowed to use the name Eames, it had to publish a statement on its homepage advising consumers that its products were not “manufactured, approved, or associated with” original designers and clearly identifying replicas as such. That’s right, I’m afraid those modern, replica Eames chairs and Jielde look-alike lamps will be gone from your favorite retailer’s website. One of the first steps you should take when identifying a genuine sculpted Eames side chair is to look for a label on the bottom.