Charles & Ray Eames, 1948
Charles and Ray Eames created the lounge chair La Chaise for a competition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The 'Floating Figure' sculpture by Gaston Lachaise, whose voluminous shape has obvious affinities with the Eameses' lounge chair, inspired its name. This expansive piece of furniture allows a wide range of sitting and reclining positions and has long established itself as an icon of organic design.
- Shell: polyurethane, white lacquer finish.
- Base: chrome-plated tubular steel.
- Cruciform base: solid natural oak, protective natural lacquer finish.
- Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur) from Western Europe and/or Poland.
This product was designed by
Charles & Ray Eames
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.
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