Aluminium Chairs EA 117/118/119
Charles & Ray Eames, 1958
The swivel-based models EA 117, EA 118 and EA 119 – the task chairs in the Aluminium Group by Charles and Ray Eames – add an iconic presence to prestigious office environments. They are equipped with a tilt mechanism that can be adjusted to the weight of the user, providing for optimum comfort. With a broad selection of upholstery colours, it is easy to find the perfect chair for every office environment. The models EA 117 and EA 118 are distinguishable from EA 119 by their lower backrests. EA 118 also has a somewhat narrower seat, and the sitting position of this model is more specifically suited for table-oriented activities.
Leather/back panel Plano
21/19 dim grey/sierra grey
67/69 asphalt/dark grey
70/72 red/poppy red
Leather Premium/back panel PlanoMore colors
64/05 cement/ cream white/sierra grey
65/19 granite/sierra grey
60/69 smoke blue/dark grey
59/40 jade/ coconut/forest
58/40 khaki/ coconut/forest
61/69 umbra grey/dark grey
67/69 asphalt/dark grey
- 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 fabric or leather. Side profiles and spreaders in die-cast aluminium, with a polished or chrome-plated finish or powder-coated in deep black.
- Seat mechanism: adjustable backward tilt, lockable in the forward position. Continuous seat height adjustment with gas spring.
- Armrests: die-cast aluminium, with a polished or chrome-plated finish or powder-coated in deep black.
- Base: five-star base in die-cast aluminium, with a polished or chrome-plated finish or powder-coated in deep black. Equipped with hard castors for carpet or soft castors for hard floors. Castor covers in black for polished and black base, with chrome-plated finish for chrome base.
Eames 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 comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery. 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. The Aluminium Group includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public spaces: the Aluminium Chairs EA 101/103/104 serve as ideal dining chairs, while the Aluminium Chairs EA 105/107/108 are primarily used for conference settings – however, all of these models can be used for either purpose. The Aluminium Chairs EA 115/116 and EA 124/125 form two groups of lounge chairs, and the Aluminium Chairs EA 117/119 are the task chairs in this large product family. 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. *In order to receive the warranty extension, your product must belong to the Eames Aluminium Group and have been bought from a certified dealer after 1 September 2003. You must register it within three months of the date of purchase.
This product was designed by
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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