The Aluminium Chair is one of the great furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames conceived and developed this chair in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus, Indiana (USA). For its construction, the designer couple departed from the principle of the seat shell, instead stretching a panel of fabric or leather between two aluminium side members to create a taut but elastic seat. The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is exceedingly comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery.
Vitra has produced the Aluminium Group chairs over a period of decades in the same superior quality. This experience allows us to offer a 30-year guarantee* on all of the chair models in the Aluminium Group.
The Aluminium Group includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public spaces: the Aluminium Chairs EA 101/103/104 serve as ideal dining chairs, while the Aluminium Chairs EA 105/107/108 are primarily used for conference settings – however, all of these models can be used for either purpose. The Aluminium Chairs EA 115/116 and EA 124/125 represent two types of lounge chairs and the Aluminium Chairs EA 117/119 are the office swivel chairs in this large product family. Thanks to the wide variety of models and large selection of colours for fabric or leather upholstery, the perfect Aluminium Chair can be found for every environment.
*The guarantee is that if any Aluminium Group or Soft Pad Group chair purchased by you after 1st of September 2003 develops a manufacturing or materials fault within 30 years from the date you purchased it, Vitra will repair or replace it free of charge.
Note that surface marking, weathering and normal wear and tear is not covered by the guarantee, nor is damage caused by deliberate attack or misuse. This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights.
For leather versions, the seat cover is leather and the reverse side is covered with Plano fabric. The reverse side of the cover is optionally available in leather at additional cost.
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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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