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Lounge Chair & Ottoman

Charles & Ray Eames, 1956

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The Lounge Chair, created by Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s, was designed with the aim of combining an elegant appearance with ultimate comfort. It has been produced by Vitra using virtually the same methods ever since, and is now recognised as a great classic of twentieth-century furniture design. Offered in two sizes and various configurations with different types of leather upholstery covers, wooden shells and bases, the Lounge Chair is ideally complemented by the matching Ottoman.
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Configurator
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 Grand (American cherry) (5)
Leather Natural (American cherry) (4)
Seat and back shells (American cherry) (1)
  •  24 American cherry
    24 American cherry
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. Classic version in American cherry (USA), santos palisander (Brazil; certified sustainability) or black-pigmented walnut (USA). White version: white-pigmented walnut (USA). Black version: ash with a black lacquer finish (Germany).
  • Upholstery/Cover: removable cushion units, covers in leather.
  • Seat height: 380 mm (applied load 250 mm, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1).
  • Armrests: upholstered in leather, attached to the seat and back shells with shock mounts (bonded rubber and metal connectors).
  • Base: five-star swivel base or four-star non-swivel base (Ottoman). Both base and back braces in die-cast aluminium.
  • Glides: all bases fitted with hard glides for carpet; felt glides optionally available for hard floors.
Product family
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. 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…
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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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