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EA 119 chair

By Vitra


  • Description

    The Aluminium Chair is one of the greatest furniture designs of the 20th century. The Aluminium Chair stands out for its intelligent combination of materials. The covers are attached inside the aluminium profile sections and simply stretched over the frame, transforming them from mere coverings to a load-bearing part of the structure. It adapts to fit the body snugly and delivers great comfort, even without extensive upholstery.
    Vitra grants a 30-year guarantee on all chairs of the Aluminium Chair Group.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W:58 x D:58.5-72.5 x H:101.5-113.5cm (Seat height: 39.2-50.8cm)

    Mechanism: backwards tilt mechanism can be regulated and set in the forward-most position. Adjustable seat height via pneumatic spring.

    Backrest and seat: upholstery units in Hopsak and leather, sealed by high-frequency induction. Side profiles and tension bracket in polished or chromed die-cast aluminium.

    Base: Polished or chromed

    Glides/Castors: hard for carpet or soft for hard floor.

  • Designer
    Charles & Ray Eames

    Charles Eames, born 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, studied architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and opened his own office together with Charles M. Gray in 1930. In 1935 he founded an architectural firm with Robert T. Walsh. After receiving a fellowship in 1938 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, he moved to Michigan and assumed a teaching position in the design department the following year. In 1940, he and Eero Saarinen won first prize for their joint entry in the competition Organic Design in Home Furnishings organized by the New York Museum of Modern Art. During the same year, Eames became head of the department of industrial design at Cranbrook, and in 1941 he married Ray Kaiser.

    Ray Eames, née Bernice Alexandra Kaiser, was born in Sacramento, California in 1912. She attended the May Friend Bennet School in Millbrook, New York, and continued studies in painting under Hans Hofmann through 1937. During this year she exhibited her work in the first exhibition of the American Abstract Artists group at the Riverside Museum in New York. She matriculated at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 and married Charles Eames the following year.

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    • 66 Black Hopsak
    • 66 Black leather-backside 66 Black Plano fabric
    • 67 Asphalt leather-backside 69 Dark Grey Plano fabric
    • 68 Chocolate leather-backside 54 Brown Plano fabric
    • 69 Maroon leather-backside 54 Brown Plano fabric
    • 70 Red leather-backside 72 Poppy Red Plano fabric
    • 71 Sand leather-backside 71 Mauve Grey Plano fabric
    • 72 Snow leather-backside 88 White Plano fabric
    • 96 Red-Cognac Hopsak

    • Chromed
    • Polished

  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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