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Lounge Chair

Charles & Ray Eames, 1956

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Vitra has produced the Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames since the 1950s and still employs virtually the same production methods and high-quality materials today. The elegant chair offers ultimate comfort and makes an ideal choice for prestigious lounges and lobbies.
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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, santos palisander (certified sustainability) or walnut with a black pigmented finish. White version: walnut with a white pigmented finish. Black version: ash with a black lacquer finish.
  • Upholstery/cover: removable cushions, covers in leather.
  • Armrests: attached to the seat and back shells with shock mounts (bonded rubber and metal connectors).
  • Base: five-star swivel base and back braces in die-cast aluminium. Black sides with polished aluminium edges, all-aluminium with polished finish or all-chrome version.
  • Glides: all bases fitted with hard glides for carpet, felt glides optionally available for hard floors.
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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 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…
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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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