Flavorwire posted some amazing photos of Eames/Herman Miller office designs from buildings in Japan. Having always been more into history than the present, it’s an understatement to say I’m a fairly nostalgic person. But really, isn’t it obvious people used to just…care more? These office sofas have throw pillows, for heaven’s sake. When was the last time you saw anything more individual than a magazine and copayment sign in a waiting room?
I’ve been charmed by Charles Eames since an antiques dealer in Glendora told us the Herman Miller/Eames Company gave a rocker to each expecting employee with a plaque on the back specific to their child. Now days you have to take disability payments because companies don’t pay you for maternity leave—let alone give you a chair to rock the baby in.
all images from flavorwire. Orignial post here: