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I’ve been wanting this Eames Rocker for a long time.
I have sat on it at D-mop, Hong Kong.

Eames rocking chair

Ely Buendia has a couple of them in his house

Ely Buendia's house

Secret Fresh has one. So finally I bumped into one in Beijing, in a wonderful store called Edimass.

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I figured, since there was nothing to buy in Beijing and I’m flying business class, I might as well buy a chair I’ve always wanted.
The thing is, it came in a humongous box, even though it weighs only 12 kilos.
So I took my chances. Two kind men carried it back to my hotel. But I had to hire a van to go to the airport and prayed for the best.
I didn’t want to leave the chair in Beijing.
They say Beijing has one of the worst airports in the world due to its massive size and frankly, lack of air and odor management, but a kind angel helped me from van to immigration.
A young airport employee wearing a suit helped push my cart until I checked in with no excess baggage, no overweight. We were led to a special x-ray for over-sized baggage. He dropped me off at immigration, we shook hands, and said goodbye.
Oh, and Keri would appreciate that he kind of looks like this guy.

Kim Hyun Joong

God is really good. I took Dragon Air from Beijing to HK and Cathay from HK-MNL.
Beijing to HK was really bumpy I almost cried, but thanks to 1/2 Rivotril, I fell asleep and survived.
And here is the chair with neither a bump nor scratch: my dream chair at home.

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Isn’t she lovely?

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Riz Ong

Edimass available at Black&White, a great furniture shop along Pasong Tamo Ext, Makati. Whole catalog to choose from. You can even choose the Wood grain, color, etc of your modern classic furniture! A few items are on stock, the rest are order basis since they are customed for you. Check them out!

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ely buendia’s residence looks all sorts of amazing.

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CVS Reply:

check this out:
http://chuvaness.livejournal.com/965959.html

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swishieee

Oh Ms.C we carry that brand here. =)
They’re really good quality reproductions, no?
I was so tempted to buy one for myself but seeing the catalogs everyday, I got over it.

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CVS Reply:

where and how much?

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Guest

we have the same chair as in my london flat!!!! lets sit on it and skype together and rock at the same time 🙂

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CVS Reply:

omg yes ! your roomie is an Eames fan!

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Jude Lopez Mancuyas Reply:

mga lola. hehe

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Knz268

he’s so lovely! i mean…the chair is lovely;)

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angel

Eames chairs are available at Dwell. They have branches in Rockwell and Eastwood 🙂

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CVS Reply:

real?

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angel Reply:

reproductions, do they still manufacture real ones still? been looking for originals also, but can’t find any, so i settled for those available at Dwell.

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Tin Reply:

This store still sells Eames Rockers: “True to the original, but now made with eco-friendly materials…”

http://store.hermanmiller.com/Products/Eames-Molded-Plastic-Armchair-with-Rocker-Base

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OKAY. THATS IT. BONGA! Im Getting one! Is that Fiberglass right? Not the plastic one…

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CVS Reply:

fiberglass!

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Guest

such a gorgeous chair! and those floral chairs at the back are so pretty.. you have an exquisite taste 🙂

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Guest

It’s a fab chair! Nice!

Btw, you have really nice floors.

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CVS Reply:

ay no! those are temporary floors. we’re tiling them next 🙂

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JJ Mckay Reply:

NICE FLOORS INDEED!

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Mariapurisima91 Reply:

Why? Those wooden floors are so nice!

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CVS Reply:

they’re not wood. they’re temporary vinyl flooring from Ondoy!

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Guest

such a gorgeous chair! you have an exquisite taste 🙂

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