The Aluminium Chairs EA 115 and EA 116 by Charles and Ray Eames are lounge chairs that offer an inviting and comfortable place to relax for extended periods, thanks to the high backrest. The seat is not particularly low and is easy to rise from, making these chairs ideal for lobbies and waiting areas. They are available with fabric, leather or mesh fabric covers in a selection of colours. EA 116 has a swivel seat while EA 115 has a fixed base.
Backrest and seat: chair with high backrest. Seat in mesh fabric or upholstered with high-frequency welded horizontal ribbing in Hopsak, Leather or Premium Leather. Side profiles and spreaders in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium.
Armrests: die-cast aluminium, polished or chrome-plated finish.
Base: four-star base in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium. EA 115 non-swivel, EA 116 swivel.
The Aluminium Chair is one of the great furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames originally designed it in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus, Indiana (USA). For the construction of this chair, Charles and Ray Eames 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 sling seat. The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is…
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.