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ES 105/108 Lobby Chair

By Vitra


  • Description

    The Lobby Chairs were originally designed in 1960 for the lobby at the Rockefeller Center in New York. All versions produced hereafter have one thing in common: outstanding sitting comfort.

    Lobby Chair's structural principle makes it similar in terms of comfort to the Lounge Chair. It consists of three upholstered sections connected by means of aluminium side sections.

    The Lobby Chair comes in two sizes: ES 108 (short/wide) and ES 105 (tall/narrow), and various colours of leather upholstery; black, blackish brown, brown, dark grey and red.

  • Technical Info

    ES 105 - Short/wide: W:75 x D:74.5 x H:78cm (Seat height: 36.5cm)
    ES 108 - Tall/narrow: W:69 x D:70 x H:86.5cm (Seat height: 40cm)

    Material : Dye cast aluminium frame, polyurethane foam upholstery

  • 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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  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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