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.
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
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
Eames Lounge collection
Wayfair backs a 12-year warranty. Should you experience any problems with your Eames Lounge, Herman Miller will cover the cost of fixing it for you.
Should you discover shortly after receiving your Eames Lounge that parts are either damaged or missing, please call us immediately, and we will be happy to send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost.
32'' H x 32.75" W x 32.75" D
Seat Height: 15"
Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 32" Inches
Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 32 Inches
Overall Width - Side to Side: 32.75" Inches
Overall Width - Side to Side: 32.75 Inches
Overall Depth - Front to Back: 32.75" Inches
Overall Depth - Front to Back: 32.75 Inches
Seat Height: 15 Inches
Upholstery Material: Leather
Seat Cushion Fill: Foam
Removable Back Cushion: Yes
NOTE: This is a special-order item. As such, orders for this item cannot be cancelled once placed. To ensure your satisfaction, please call us with any questions you have prior to ordering.
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Herman Miller began in 1923 as a manufacturer of traditional residential furniture, became a leader in "modern" furniture in the 1930s and 1940s; developed lasting ties through the 1950s with legendary industrial designers who led the company in new directions; transformed the office furniture industry with the first panel system in the 1960s; invented and refined ergonomic work seating in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; reinvented the geometry of systems furniture in 2000, and is today the second largest office furniture company with customers and locations around the world. Their history of employee participation and ownership and technological innovation has long roots and continues to grow. They have always worked hard to be serious about both people and business. They look at their primary goal as creating great places to work.
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