Their $5 Gaming Chair Turned Out To Be A $150,000 Antique

A Colorado couple found out that the chair that they’d been gaming on was a vintage Eames chair.


According to Fox Philadelphia the chair, an antique Eames LCW manufactured by Herman Miller and designed by Charles and Ray Eames, is estimated to be worth 150,000 dollars. The couple had bought it for five bucks, used it as their video gaming chair for a while, then put it in their garage because it didn’t match anything.

They were gonna give it to Goodwill, until somebody pointed out to them that they'd been gaming on, you know, a freaking vintage Eames Chair. You know — like the kind in permanent collection at the freaking MoMA.


I'll be over here sulking and gaming on my crappy Ikea couch if you need me. Oh and if you don’t know who Charles and Ray Eames were and why they’re awesome, I’ll let my friend Ice Cube explain:

[Clip via WTXF-PHI]

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I can't seem to nail down what the public thinks of IKEA...

On the one hand, we have people calling it cheap shit. On the other hand, we have people praising it as stylish and affordable.

Personally, I prefer real furniture made out of various hardwoods with actual detailing rather than cubes made from over-priced formaldehyde particle-board. Maybe I'm old or something...