The lounge chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames with matching ottoman is a Vitra classic that offers ultimate comfort and convinces with its design and high-quality workmanship.
A classic of furniture design
Designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1956, the Vitra Eames Lounge Chair has become a real design classic due to its popularity. Immediately after its creation, the lounge chair was awarded the Triennale Prize in Milan.
Charles Eames' intention was to create an alternative to the classic English club chair. The designer found it too clumsy and bulky - but Charles Eames did not want to do without the comfort this chair offered.
The result was the Vitra Lounge Chair, which breaks new ground in terms of appearance and comfort with its combination of laminated wood shells and leather upholstery. The Eames Lounge Chair makes it possible to maintain posture even when sitting in a relaxed position.
When the Eames Lounge Chair was created, the trend was towards organic and homely shapes and colours - Charles & Ray Eames were also inspired by this. The spacious armchair thus conveys a sense of homeliness which, combined with timelessness and style, makes the Eames Lounge Chair a design classic.
It is not without reason that the Eames Lounge Chair has been part of the famous design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York since 1960. At the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein the legendary lounge chair naturally has a place of honour.
Vitra's founding father, Willi Fehlbaum, discovered the Eames Lounge Chair in a shop window at the time and was so enthusiastic that he immediately secured the licence for production and distribution of the original design by Charles Eames. To this day, the original Eames Lounge Chair is produced exclusively by Vitra. In our online shop you have the guarantee that you are ordering an Original Vitra Lounge Chair.
Material and format
This is how we know the classic: The Eames Lounge Chair made of Santos Rosewood plywood, covered with black leather and equipped with a polished base with black side panels. Santos Rosewood is a particularly strong and resistant wood. Thanks to its dark colouring and smooth surface, the wood has a particularly noble appearance. Leather Premium is a cow nappa leather dyed according to the semi-aniline process with a particularly soft touch. The structure is finer than with Leather Grand. The thickness is 1.1-1.3 mm.
The base of the Eames Lounge Chair consists of a rotating 5-star base and a backrest bar made of die-cast aluminium. The matching ottoman is equipped with a non-rotating 4-star base.
Information on care, durability, guarantee and spare parts
In order to give your lounge chair optimum care, we recommend that you only clean the wooden surfaces with a soft damp cloth. If necessary, use a mild detergent. Please refer to the brochure provided for cleaning the leather cover.
Vitra offers a 24-month warranty on the Eames Lounge Chair. However, thanks to the careful selection of materials and the high quality workmanship, the Vitra armchair is a piece of furniture that is often passed on over generations.
Should you require spare parts for your Lounge Chair, we will be happy to contact Vitra to obtain them for you.
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