Lounge Chair

Charles & Ray Eames, 1956

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The Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the great furniture designs of the twentieth century. Offering ultimate comfort, this elegant chair has been produced by Vitra since the 1950s using virtually the same production techniques and high-quality materials. The Lounge Chair comes in two sizes and various combinations of leather upholstery covers, wooden shells and bases.
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Leather Premium (Santos palisander) (6)
Leather Grand (Santos palisander) (4)
Seat and back shells (santos palisander) (1)
Leather Premium (black-pigmented walnut) (6)
Leather Grand (black-pigmented walnut) (4)
Seat and back shells (black-pigmented walnut) (1)
Leather Premium (cherry) (4)
Grand Leather (cherry) (4)
Seat and back shells (cherry) (1)
Leather Premium (black ash) (3)
Leather Grand (black ash) (2)
Seat and back shells (black ash) (1)
Leather Premium (white-pigmented walnut) (3)
Leather Grand (white-pigmented walnut) (1)
Seat and back shells (white-pigmented walnut) (1)
Base (white-pigmented walnut) (1)
Material description
  • Seat and back: moulded plywood, different face veneers. Standard version in cherry, santos palisander (certified sustainability) or walnut with a black pigmented finish. White version: walnut with a white pigmented finish. Black version: ash with a black lacquer finish.
  • Upholstery/cover: removable cushions, covers in Premium or Grand leather, black version only in Premium leather.
  • Armrests: attached to the seat and back shells with shock mounts (bonded rubber and metal connectors).
  • Base: five-star swivel base and back braces in die-cast aluminium. Black sides with polished aluminium edges, all-aluminium with polished finish or all-chrome version.
  • Glides: all bases fitted with hard glides for carpet, felt glides optionally available for hard floors.
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Lounge Chair
'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…
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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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