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Eames lounge chair & ottoman - Quickship

By Vitra


  • Description

    The Lounge Chair is one of the most famous designs by Charles and Ray Eames. Created in 1956 it is now a classic in the history of modern furniture.

    Since 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair has combined ultimate comfort with both materials and workmanship of the highest quality. In the tradition of the English club chair, which inspired this classic design by Charles and Ray Eames, the original appearance of the Lounge Chair was defined by a dark wood veneer and black leather. However, the Eameses also created an early version with light-coloured leather upholstery. Developed in cooperation with the Eames Office, Vitra now introduces a new interpretation of the Lounge Chair. With white leather, polished aluminium and walnut veneer in a light finish, the new version harmonises perfectly with light-coloured interiors. The Lounge Chair is now also available in a version that allows maximum comfort for tall people.

  • Technical Info

    Classic size Lounge Chair: W:84 x D:85-91 x H:84cm
    Classic size Ottoman: W:63 x D:56 x H:42cm

    New size Lounge Chair: W:84 x D:85-92 x H:93cm
    New size Ottoman: W: 63 x D:56 x H:42cm

    Shell options:
    Santos Palisander
    Black pigmented walnut
    White pigmented walnut (only available with 72 Snow leather upholstery)

    Leather options (Premium):
    66 Nero
    68 Chocolate
    77 Brown
    72 Snow

    With felt glides for hard floor use.

  • 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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    • Premium leather, Nero 66
    • Premium leather, Snow 72

    • Cherry
    • Santos palisander
    • White pigmented walnut

    • Polished
    • Polished-sides black

  • Delivery

    3-4 weeks
    Made to order item

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