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Vitra Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather

Eames Lounge Chair, new size, white walnut - white leather

Vitra


Vitra
Eames Lounge Chair



Description

The iconic Eames Lounge Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956, is a modern version of a traditional English club chair. The Eameses wanted to create an amply lounge chair combining ergonomics with top-quality materials and craftsmanship. It took several years to develop a perfect lounge chair that would differ from a convenient club chair with a lighter, more elegant design and unbeatable comfortability.

Manufactured by the Swiss Vitra, Eames Lounge Chair consists of a metal swivel base, form pressed plywood with a veneer surface and cushions upholstered with leather. A perfect pair for the Lounge Chair is the Lounge Ottoman, which shares the same flowing design as the iconic chair.

The Eames Lounge Chair is available in two sizes: with the original, classic dimensions and with new, larger dimensions – this chair is of the updated larger size. The chair is upholstered in Leather Premium F, a high-quality semi-aniline leather tanned with eco-friendly olive leaf extract. The tanning agent is obtained as a waste product from olive harvesting.

Colour
White-pigmented walnut, white leather, aluminum
Size
New dimensions
Width
33.07 in (84 cm)
Depth
33.46–37.4 in (85–95 cm)
Height
35.04 in (89 cm)
Seat depth
24.02 in (61 cm)
Seat height
14.96 in (38 cm)
Frame material
Molded plywood with white-pigmented walnut veneer
Upholstery fabric
Eco-friendly olive leaf tanned Premium F semi-aniline leather
Abrasion resistance
4
Lightfastness
5
Base material
Die-cast aluminum
Warranty
10 years (product must be registered at manufacturer's website within 3 months of the purchase date)

Charles & Ray Eames

Ray and Charles Eames were an American designer couple whose name is familiar for anyone with an interest in modern design. Charles Eames was born in 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied architecture at University of Washington and, invited by the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen, continued his studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Michigan in 1940. There he met Eero Saarinen, with whom he participated in a competition called ”Organic Design in Home Furnishing”, arranged by New York’s MoMA. Eames and Saarinen won the competition using a plywood molding technique originally developed by Alvar Aalto. In Cranbrook Charles Eames also met her future wife Ray, and the couple got married in 1941. 

Ray Eames (née Kaiser) was an artist and photographer born in 1912 in Sacramento, California. She created a significant career as a furniture designer starting from 1941, when she began molding plywood into furniture together with Charles Eames. In 1946, the Eameses exhibited their work at MoMA, and in 1948 Herman Miller began producing their designs. In 1949, the famous Eames House was build in California – besides a home, the Eames House was also space for exhibitions of many notable designers of the time. In 1950s the Eameses started to focus more on photography and cinema. 

During their career, Charles and Ray Eames were awarded with many prestigious design awards, such as the British Royal Gold Medal and the Twenty-five Year Award by the American Institute of Architects, and in 1985 the Industrial Designers Society of America gave the Eameses ”The Most Influential Designer of the 20th Century" recognition. Charles Eames continued his productive career until his death in 1978, and Ray passed away in 1988, ten years to the day after Charles.

The designs of Ray and Charles Eames, such as the iconic Lounge Chair, different versions of the Plastic Chair and the ’Hang it all’ coat rack, have always been essential part of Vitra's production. Eameses’ influence on Vitra is more than just furniture – even today, their design philosophy influences Vitra’s values, course and goals.

Would you like to read more about Charles and Ray Eames and their work? Discover our books:
Eames, Eames Furniture Sourcebook, Essential Eames – Words & Pictures, The Design Book, Woman Made: Great Women Designers, Case Study Houses, Women in Design, Mid-Century Modern Design, Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design, A Century of Color in Design

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