Thursday, January 28, 2010

Overman Lounge Chair & Ottoman - $100

Gold Overman Lounge Chair and Ottoman - $100 (20886, MD)

This listing is for an olive green (gold?) lounge chair and ottoman made by Overman. The Overman Furniture company originated in Sweden in the late 1950s / early 1960s and later expanded production into Germany and ultimately Tennessee, USA. The company was founded by Swedish designer Carl Eric Klote. The signature characteristic of Overman furniture pieces is that they are constructed on molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) frames--the same thing used to make packing peanuts and rigid panel insulation--which makes them both lightweight and, supposedly, very durable. Klote went on to form Klote International, which uses this same material as the basis for its furniture line today, and comes with a 25 year warranty on all EPS frames.

Although not exactly a high-end design piece, this Overman chair has great 1960s modern and somewhat space age style at a great value. I also think the color is a nice mix of being colorful/bright, while not overly so. And doesn't everyone need a good lounge chair to read, or watch TV from?

The chair and ottoman appear to be in good overall condition (tight upholstery, seemingly firm padding, no obvious stains or tears), and at $100, the price is very reasonable. Good buy!

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