Aluminium Group

Charles & Ray Eames, 1958

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The Aluminium Chair is one of the great furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames originally designed it in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus, Indiana (USA). For the construction of this chair, Charles and Ray Eames 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 sling seat. The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is exceedingly comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery.

© Eames Office, LLC

The Aluminium Group includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public areas. 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.

© Eames Office, LLC
© Eames Office, LLC

*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.

Leather/back panel Plano (8)
  •  72/88 snow/white
    72/88 snow/white
  •  71/80 sand/coffee
    71/80 sand/coffee
  •  21/19 dim grey/sierra grey
    21/19 dim grey/sierra grey
  •  67/69 asphalt/dark grey
    67/69 asphalt/dark grey
  •  69/54 chestnut/brown
    69/54 chestnut/brown
  •  68/54 chocolate/brown
    68/54 chocolate/brown
  •  66/66 nero/nero
    66/66 nero/nero
  •  70/72 red/poppy red
    70/72 red/poppy red
Leather Premium/back panel Plano (22)Other colours
  •  72/88 snow/white
    72/88 snow/white
  •  64/05 cement/ cream white/sierra grey
    64/05 cement/ cream white/sierra grey
  •  65/19 granite/sierra grey
    65/19 granite/sierra grey
  •  60/69 smoke blue/dark grey
    60/69 smoke blue/dark grey
  •  59/40 jade/ coconut/forest
    59/40 jade/ coconut/forest
  •  58/40 khaki/ coconut/forest
    58/40 khaki/ coconut/forest
  •  61/69 umbra grey/dark grey
    61/69 umbra grey/dark grey
  •  67/69 asphalt/dark grey
    67/69 asphalt/dark grey
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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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