In 1941, Charles Eames was introduced to the world through an exhibit at MoMA, and by the 1950s he was a household name and his chairs a household fixture. In 1956, Eames (along with his wife Ray) went on NBC's Home show to introduce his latest contribution to the furniture world: the now iconic Eames lounge chair. As host Arlene Francis declares during the nearly 12-minute segment, "Well, that is quite a departure, Charles! And it looks wonderfully comfortable."
When the chair came out, the NY Times even dedicated some ink to it, noting, "Such a simple fact is news because nearly one million Eames chairs are currently in use in American homes."