These 9 Eames Chair Dupes Won't Make Your Wallet Cry

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Ask any well-adjusted millennial man and he will tell you that the OG Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair is basically the pinnacle of mid-century modern furniture. And while I will argue most men to death about damn near anything (I'm in the business of humbling males, okay?!), this is one of the few things I might just have to co-sign with them on. The original chair is perfectly retro chic—the seats and cushions are wrapped in butter-soft leather and held up by the sexiest woodgrain base. Truly, it looks like something your fine-as-hell male therapist might have in his office (if that feels ultra specific for a reason, mind your business!). The only bad thing about the Eames chair? That hefty-as-hell $5,800 price tag!

Don’t worry, though, because just like the cloud sofa sectional or even Stanley Cups, there’s literally a dupe for everything—including this iconic lounge chair and ottoman. The replicas look damn close, with some being undetectable to an untrained eye. Others take a few more liberties and have the ~essence~ of the Eames, but with a slightly different aesthetic vibe. Either way, they're all waaay cheaper than the real thing, and they look just as good too. Here, have a peek:

Whether you're looking for something a bit heavier on the modern, or want as close to the real thing as you can get, there's something for you on this list. And the best part? Your wallet won't hate you.

With additional reporting by Melanie Curry.

Full Grain Leather Upholstered Swivel Accent Chair and Ottoman

Listen, if you're looking for the real thing but your wallet is saying otherwise, you can't go wrong with this pick. Not only do you get genuine leather (!) here, but the chair also has a fixed tilt and memory foam cushions, so you'll basically always be in lounge mode.

THE REVIEW: "This is a beautiful chair and the centerpiece of my living room. I think the quality of the leather is excellent given the price point. As other reviewers have noted it is a replica of an Eames Chair but, in my opinion, it is a suitable alternative for a budget-conscious buyer."

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Mid-century Modern Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman Set

If you love the look of the classic Eames chair but want to have a little fun with the colors, look no further. This option comes in a wide range of hues, and reviewers rave about how supportive and cozy this bad boy is.

THE REVIEW: "I put this chair in my bedroom, I use it when I read, work or rest, lying on it feels very comfortable. I can feel its base is very sturdy, I did not feel shaking when I lay on it, so I am very relieved, I believe it is very durable. Also the color scheme of this recliner is very high end and with my I am having a sense of ambiance. So far I believe this chair is built to last. This lounge recliner has met my expectations in terms of quality and design, and I'm sure it will be with me for a long time, a perfect shopping experience."

<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Mid-century Modern Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman Set</p><p></p><p>$1285.19</p>

Wide Tufted Side Chair and Ottoman

This one isn't a hard and fast dupe, but the shape is similar and the houndstooth fabric is so chic and such a fun way to play with a timeless pattern in your home. This is perfect for those of you who want the general vibes of the iconic Eames without going too mid-century modern. If you have kids or pets, this pick is great for you too since the material is tear-resistant and stain proof.

THE REVIEW: "It’s the perfect chair for our smaller living room. It’s very comfy and has been welcomed by the knee with troubles. The fact that the covers can be removed was a huge selling factor for me. Washable and easy access to replace filling down the road. We can store the stool under a small desk to allow for more accessibility when not required. Love it! Highly recommend."

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Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman

As a tall girl (6'2 barefoot!) I can attest that not all chairs are made with us lengthy people in mind. If they recline, usually the headrest doesn't meet our neck to actually support it and it's just a painful mess. Don't get me started on ones super low to the ground! This dupe comes in two sizes meant for the vertically gifted among us. The cushions are made from thick sponge so your full body is supported and comfy.

THE REVIEW: "I couldn't be happier with my lounge chair! It's even better than I imagined. The leather is soft and luxurious, and the design is timeless. It's the perfect piece to tie together my mid-century modern aesthetic."

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Mid Century Lounge Chair and Ottoman


Genuine Leather Reclining Swivel Chair

Another take on the classic, this one forgoes the iconic button tufting on the seat back and ottoman, and instead opt for more support. The back cushion is double-layered with foam, and head rest can be adjusted to accommodate different heights. Over time, the chair will contour to your body, truly making this one made for you.

THE REVIEW: "The base for the ottoman and chair are heavy and rock solid. The only building you need to do is attaching the bases. The leather is nice, chair is firm but comfortable, not too firm but not sink in plushy. Great for a reading chair, reclining works well and feels solid. The head rest adjusts for taller people."

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Genuine Leather Reclining Swivel Chair


Swivel Accent Chair with Ottoman

Again, this pick is not an exact dupe, but it still gives similar energy. The faux white sherpa fur makes it perfect if you want a more modern look (sans mid-century) and will absolutely keep you cozy while sitting. The seat is pretty wide too, so you definitely can get your snuggle on.

THE REVIEW: "When I bought the chair it had no reviews. And oh man am I happy I bought it. The fit and finish is fantastic, and OH MY IS IT COMFY. Most comfortable chair I’ve ever sat in. So squishy, and the design is comfortable too. BUY IT ITS AWESOME!!!"

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Swivel Accent Chair with Ottoman


Leather Swivel Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Is it just me, or is this dupe really duping?! Between the matte leather finish, woodgrain bottom, and tufted cushions (which are made from high-density memory foam!), you'd think this was the real thing.

THE REVIEW: "This chair is so stylish and very comfortable! I love the quality. Super happy I bought it. It fits in well in my modern living room."

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Recliner with Ottoman

Sure, this one only looks similar in structure alone, but you won't be complaining about any of that once it gets to massaging your back and bum! There are four (!) different settings that specifically target your thighs, legs, and back, and each has several modes. Yeah, the way this just elevated your lounging time is crazy!

THE REVIEW: "I love this chair already. It’s a nice material, it’s swivels and was easy to assemble. The vibration level is comfortable and is going to be nice for midday nap’s while working from home!"

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Recliner with Ottoman


Wide Tufted Velvet Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Pretty sure you will doze off in this chair because it’s truly just that comfortable. I mean, for one, this bad boy has five (!) different reclining settings. Oh, and I can’t forget how this chair is made out of upholstered velvet material, which is sooo cushy and durable. The fabric is also colorfast, so it'll last you a long time.

THE REVIEW: “I wanted to not like it because my husband just bought another chair, but I LOVE it and it will be living here. I love the recline function. If you’re tall, your head won’t go all the way back—I’m 5’9 and it sticks a little over the headrest—but I bought it for reading, so it’s the perfect amount of neck support for that. Beautiful! So happy.”

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What makes an Eames chair so special?

Regardless of how you feel about Herman Miller furniture, they're a classic for a reason. The Eames Lounge Chair was first produced in 1956 and popularized thanks to its ergonomic structure and lush leather material. It also sits at a 15 degree tily, which is the optimal angle for the most comfort. Add the fact that it's just the right mixture of leather and wood—so equal parts rustic and modern—and it's easy to see that this notable mid-century furniture is the perf balance between style and support.

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How to choose the best Eames chair dupes

Determine the size you need

You must consider your height when shopping for dupes. The original Eames chair came in two sizes: standard and tall. Most people choose the standard size, as it was designed for people 5’2 to 5’10. However, considering today’s preference for bigger, roomier chairs, you might wanna give the tall size a go. Of course, not all dupes offer a standard or tall size, so always take a look at the dimensions and specs before buying.

Focus on the material

What the chair is made of is the number one thing you should be looking at if you want to make sure it's durable. And, I’m sorry, but if I’m spending hella coins on this chair, I don’t want it to fall apart after a few months of use. The only way to guarantee its durability is by double-checking what it's made of. Your best bet is high-quality leather or faux leather, such as polyurethane or vinyl (PVC).

Consider your lifestyle

The hardest part of buying a good Eames chair dupe? Finding a replica that’s affordable but also hella long-lasting. How much $$ you should drop on a chair kinda depends on your lifestyle. Like, how often will you be using your chair? If you’re the type to lay around on your living room furniture all day (lol, me), then chances are you’ll be using your chair pretty frequently, so you’ll want to invest in something that'll last. If you expect your chair to basically become an accessory that collects dust, then you can probs get away with a cheaper option. Simply consider how much chillin’ and relaxin’ you do in your living room before buying.

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