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Eames Aluminium Group

Charles & Ray Eames, 1958

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 comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery.
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The Aluminium Group includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public areas. Thanks to this wide range of models, a variety of aluminium bases with a polished, chrome-plated or black powder-coated finish, and a large selection of colours for fabric or leather upholstery, the perfect Aluminium Chair can be found for every environment. Vitra has produced Aluminium Group chairs in the same superior quality for decades. Because of this quality, we are able to grant a thirty-year warranty* on all products in the Aluminium Group.

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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.