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. The armchair designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956 set new standards: it is not only lighter, more elegant and more modern than the conventionally ponderous club chair – it is also more comfortable. Thanks to these qualities, the Lounge Chair became one of the most famous designs by Charles and Ray Eames and has attained the status of a classic in the history of modern furniture.
The Lounge Chair is 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 complemented by a white edition and a black edition with corresponding details.
Since the Lounge Chair first went into production, average human height has increased worldwide by nearly 10 cm. In close coordination with the Eames Office, Vitra developed the new larger version so that taller people, too, can enjoy the same exceptional comfort that Charles and Ray Eames intended with their original 1956 design.
Vitra has produced the Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames using the same manufacturing methods since the 1950s. In consultation with the Eames Office, Vitra has now expanded the selection to include new combinations of carefully coordinated leather upholstery colours, wood veneers and bases.

Unlimited combinations

Thanks to the carefully coordinated selection of materials and colours available in the Vitra Colour & Material Library, products by Vitra can be effortlessly combined to create diverse, individual collages.

Leather Premium F (American cherry)
Leather Natural (American cherry)
Seat and back shells (American cherry)
Leather Premium (black ash)
Leather Premium F (black ash)
Seat and back shells (black ash)
Leather Premium (black-pigmented walnut)
Leather Premium F (black-pigmented walnut)
Seat and back shells (black-pigmented walnut)
Leather Premium (white-pigmented walnut)
Leather Premium F (white-pigmented walnut)
Seat and back shells (white-pigmented walnut)
Base (white-pigmented walnut)
Leather Premium (Santos palisander)
Leather Premium F (Santos palisander)
Seat and back shells (Santos palisander)
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