Menu

Lounge Chair

Charles & Ray Eames, 1956

  • 'Why don't we make an updated version of the old English club chair?'- With this comment, Charles Eames initiated the development of the Lounge Chair, a process that took several years. The aim was to satisfy the desire for an amply proportioned chair that combined ultimate comfort with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. With the design of this armchair in 1956, Charles and Ray Eames set new standards: it is not only lighter, more elegant and more modern than the conventionally ponderous club chair – it is also more comfortable. With these qualities, the Lounge Chair became one of the most famous designs of Charles and Ray Eames and has attained the status of a classic in the history of modern furniture. The Lounge Chair is now available from Vitra in two sizes: with classic dimensions and with new larger dimensions. Furthermore, the various combinations of leather upholstery covers, wooden shells and bases are now joined by a white edition and a black edition of the Lounge Chair with corresponding details..

  • Cover material Leather Premium (Lounge Chair classic version)


    72 snow


    68 chocolate


    77 brown


    66 nero

    Cover material Leather Grand (Lounge Chair classic version)


    72 snow


    68 chocolate


    77 brown


    66 nero

    Seat and back shell (Lounge Chair classic version)


    cherry


    santos palisander


    45 black pigmented walnut

    Base (Lounge Chair classic version)


    03/12 aluminium polished/deep black powder-coated (smooth)


    03 aluminium polished


    01 chrome

    Cover material Leather Premium (Lounge Chair white version)


    72 snow

    Cover material Leather Grand (Lounge Chair white version)


    72 snow

    Seat and back shell (Lounge Chair white version)


    white pigmented walnut

    Base (Lounge Chair white version)


    03 aluminium polished

    Cover material Leather Premium (Lounge Chair black version)


    66 nero

    Seat and back shell (Lounge Chair black version)


    68 black ash

    Base (Lounge Chair black version)


    12 deep black powder-coated (smooth)

    Seat and back shells: moulded plywood, face veneer of standard versions in cherry, santos palisander (FSC certified) or walnut with a black pigmented finish. White version: face veneer in white pigmented walnut. Black version: face veneer in black lacquered ash.
    Upholstery/Cover: removable cushions, covers in leather Premium or Grand, black version only in leather Premium.

  • For a larger view, click on the preview image.

    2D Daten
    3D Daten

Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important figures of twentieth-century design. Their work spans the fields of furniture design, filmmaking, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East. When you own an Eames product made by Vitra, you know it is an original.
View the full profile →