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Aluminium Chairs EA 117/118/119

Charles & Ray Eames, 1958

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The models EA 117, EA 118 and EA 119 are the task chairs in the Aluminium Group by Charles and Ray Eames. The tilt mechanism in the seat can be adjusted to the weight of the user, providing for optimum comfort. Covers are available in a wide variety of colours, making it easy to find the perfect chair for every home office. The Aluminium Chair EA 119 is distinguishable from EA 117 and EA 118 by its higher backrest. EA 118 has a somewhat narrower seat, and the sitting position of this model is more specifically suited for table-oriented activities.
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Configurator
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 marron/brown
    69/54 marron/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
Material description
  • Backrest and seat: EA 117 with medium-height backrest; EA 118 with medium-height backrest and table-oriented sitting position; EA 119 with high backrest. High-frequency welded horizontal ribbing in Hopsak, Leather or Premium Leather. Side profiles and spreaders in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium.
  • Seat mechanism: adjustable backward tilt, lockable in the forward position. Continuous seat height adjustment with gas spring.
  • Armrests: die-cast aluminium, polished or chrome-plated finish.
  • Base: five-star base in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium. Equipped with hard castors for carpet or soft castors for hard floors. Castor covers in black for polished base, with chrome-plated finish for chrome base.
Product family
Aluminium Group
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…
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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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