Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames chairs are true design icons of the 1950s. Their popularity lies in the timeless, ergonomic design and the different leg options. The original model with a fiberglass seat was the first industrially produced chair.
Nowadays, these are also available in a fiberglass version. The production process has been adapted in such a way that these can now be processed in a more environmentally friendly way. Unlike the plastic version, the slightly glittering fiberglass stripes can be seen with this version, which looks very authentic, each bowl can also differ slightly, such as small color differences or slight irregularities in the surface. This ensures that the chair has the well-known and beloved vintage look.
Vitra launched the updated versions of the Eames chairs at the Milan Furniture Fair. Since the average human height has increased by almost 10 centimeters in the past 60 years, Vitra considered it necessary to modernize the dimensions of the classic chairs. Depending on the model, the length of the legs has been increased by approximately 20 mm and the geometry of the seat has been carefully adapted. The changes seem minor, but they make the Eames seats significantly more comfortable for today's needs.
Dimensions: Width 63 cm, Depth 59 cm, Height 83 cm
Seat height 43 cm
Chair material: Fiberglass
Warranty: 10 years (product must be registered on the manufacturer's website within 3 months of purchase date)
Make your beautiful Vitra chair even more pleasant with the loose Soft Seat cushions from Hella Jongerius. The beautiful Soft Seat cushions are made of soft furniture fabrics and are available in three types: square type A, organic type B and round type C. Cushion A is suitable for this Vitra chair.
Ray and Charles Eames were an American designer couple whose name is known to anyone with an interest in modern design. Charles Eames was born in 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied architecture at the University of Washington and, at the invitation of 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 entered a competition called " Organic Design in Home Decor" organized by MoMA in New York. 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 married in 1941.
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