The Lounge Collection Takes a Relaxing Approach to the Daily Grind
The ongoing collaboration between Globe and the Eames Office has proved a fruitful venture over the years. Focusing upon the nexus between furniture design and skateboarding, the brands have worked together to interpret the Eames design perspective and creative process into numerous 4-wheeled collector items. Their newest addition to the Eames Office x Globe collection, the Eames Lounge Cruiser, draws inspiration from arguably the most iconic representation of the Eames design legacy, the Eames Lounge Chair.
As an homage, the limited-edition cruiserboards are an uncomplicated interpretation of the bent wood and leather lounger with subtle details, including embedded metal badges and deck bolts with the Eames logo. The simplicity plays into the relaxed and enduring spirit of the design classic, with the cruiserboard style emphasizing a more leisurely, yet playful approach to life.
The three different color variations also come with varying sizing: the wider Eames Lounge Cruiser 30″ Cruiserboard in Ash and White measuring at 30” x 10” x 17”; the slimmer yet longer Eames Lounge Cruiser 32″ Cruiserboard in Walnut and Black edition measuring 32.2” x 8.6” x 14.5”; and lastly, the all-black Eames Lounge Longboard 38″ in Black Oak and Black stretches out even further at 37.5” x 10” x 28.25″.
Of the three, our favorite is the lightest hued combination in Ash and White, a wide-sized reminder of our own youth spent cruising supermarket backlots, bombing downhills, and carving up embankments. But indicative of our grown-up aspirations, its the actual Eames Lounge and Ottoman in the same ash and off-white leather combination staged by Eames Office and Globe to advertise the limited edition release that now tops our wishlist.
The Eames Lounge 30″ Cruiser Ash/White retails for $260, the Eames Lounge 32″ Cruiser Walnut/Black for $250, and get ready to pony up $340 for the largest Eames Lounge 38″ Longboard Black Oak/Black. All three Eames Lounge skateboards are available via Globebrand.com.