This iconic and comfortable Eames Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames is now also available in soft fabric upholstery with a cuddly and cozy character.
The chair we all know and love typically has leather-covered cushions, but when it was first introduced in the 1950s, the chair was briefly available in a fabric-covered version. In 2023, Vitra thought it was time to re-release this version, this time covered in the vibrant Nubia bouclé fabric.
The iconic Eames Lounge Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956, is a modern version of the more traditional English club chair. The Eames duo wanted to create a spacious armchair that combines ergonomics with high-quality materials and craftsmanship. It took several years to develop a perfect lounge chair that would differ from the then popular club chair and had to be lighter, more elegant and offer unsurpassed comfort. That worked out great!
The Eames Lounge Chair, manufactured by the Swiss Vitra, consists of a metal swivel base, a pressed plywood with a veneer surface armor and seat and back cushions covered with quality leather. A perfect partner for the Lounge Chair is the Lounge Ottoman, which shares the same flowing design with the iconic chair. The Lounge Ottoman gives you even more comfort when you want to rest, read or work on your laptop.
Dimensions: This Lounge Chair has new dimensions. The chair is 84 centimeters wide, 89 centimeters high and 92 centimeters deep. The seat height is 38 centimeters.
Color: American cherry, cream, peach. Base: polished aluminum
New dimensions: Width 84 cm Depth 85-92 cm Height 89 cm Seat depth 61 cm Chair height 38 cm.
Frame material: Molded plywood with cherry veneer.
Upholstery fabric: Upholstered / Nubia bouclé fabric: 43% polyester, 30% virgin wool, 25% polyacrylic, 2% polyamide Abrasion resistance Martindale 35,000
Base base material: Die-cast polished aluminum.
Warranty: 10 years (product must be registered with manufacturer)
About the designers:
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 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" organized by the MoMA in New York. Eames and Saarinen won the competition using a plywood molding technique originally developed by Alvar Aalto Charles Eames also met her future wife Ray in Cranbrook, and the couple married in 1941.