About the Designer Charles & Ray Eames United States
Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" (née Kaiser) Eames (1912–1988) were American designers, who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2006, the Eames Lounge Chair is considered among the most significant and collectible furniture designs of the 20th century. The rich veneer and supple leather suggest old-fashioned luxury translated into modern forms, setting an enduring standard for comfort and elegance. As popular as it's become, the Eames Lounge Chair remains grounded in the details that continue to distinguish it. The Design:
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is the culmination of Charles and Ray Eames' efforts to create comfortable and handsome lounge seating by using production techniques that combine technology and handcraftsmanship. Its heritage goes back to the molded plywood chairs pioneered by the Eameses in the 1940s, and It's part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Charles Eames said his goal for the chair was the "warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt." Every one is a special refuge from the strains of modern living.
The first lounge chair and ottoman, produced in 1956, made its public debut on Arlene Francis' Home show, which later became the Today show. Features at a Glance:
The Original Look
Eames® Lounge collection
Environmentally sound, the wood is harvested exclusively from sustainably managed forests
Order the Lounge and Ottoman together to ensure that the wood shells match
6-inch-thick urethane foam cushions
Seat contours and high back welcome the sitter
Built-in swivel mechanism
Permanently tilted at a 15-degree angle to properly distribute a person's weight to the back of the chair for maximum comfort
Quality and Craftsmanship
Shell is seven-ply veneer
Cushions are individually upholstered and replaceable
Back cushions are interchangeable
Resilient natural rubber shock mounts
Base and back braces are die-cast aluminum, painted black with bright polished aluminum trim
Adjustable stainless steel glides
Seat Height: 15”
Why Buy From Us?
The Eames Lounge is offered as a Specialty Order Item in order to accommodate complete customization.
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