The Organic Chair is a compact lounge chair with a comfortably upholstered, biomorphically shaped seat shell. Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen created the chair in 1940 as part of their entry for a competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art, entitled 'Organic Design in Home Furnishings'. The armchair provides an extremely comfortable seating option for lobbies, lounges and waiting areas, and is also available in a version with a higher backrest: Organic Highback.
Glides: fitted with plastic glides for carpet, felt glides for hard floors additionally included.
Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur) and ash (Fraxinus excelsior) from Western Europe and/or Poland.
The Organic Chair – a small and comfortable reading chair – was developed in several versions for the 1940 ‘Organic Design in Home Furnishings’ competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With its sculptural shapes, the design was ahead of the times. But due to the absence of suitable manufacturing techniques, the armchair never went into production. Not until 1950 did it become possible to manufacture and market organically shaped seat shells in large quantities, as…
Eero Saarinen together with Charles Eames developed the first designs for furniture made from moulded plywood. In 1940, they submitted the Organic Chair as a joint entry to the “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition held by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.