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EA 124 chair

By Vitra


  • Description

    The EA 124 Aluminium Group easy chair from 1958 is one of the greatest furniture designs of the 20th century. It stands out for its intellegent combination of materials. It has a clear, transparent form and its construction is clearly visible. Aluminium sections lend the chair both stability and lightness. The material is fixed into the side sections, yet fitted loosely so that it follows the line of the body and is comfortable without requiring extensive upholstery. This material is not a cover but an integral part of the design.

    The EA 124 features aluminium armrests, is mounted on a four leg polished base, has a fixed seat height and is available with leather or Hopsak upholstery, in a variety of colours.

    Vitra has produced the Aluminium Group chair for many decades to a consistantly high quality. On the basis of this experience, Vitra offer a 30-year guarantee on all chairs in the Aluminium Group.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: W:65 x D:78 x H:98.5cm

    Material: Dye cast polished aluminium structure with high frequency welded upholstery

    30 Year Guarantee

    Feet: Felt glides (for hard floor) or plastic glides (for carpeted floor)
    Base: Polished or chromed

  • 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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    • 05 Dark grey hopsak
    • 66 Black Hopsak
    • 66 Black leather
    • 67 Asphalt leather
    • 68 Chocolate leather
    • 69 Maroon leather
    • 70 Red leather
    • 71 Sand leather
    • 72 Snow leather

    • Polished

  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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