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Aluminium Group

Charles & Ray Eames, 1958

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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.

© Eames Office, LLC

The Aluminium Group includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public areas. Vitra has produced Aluminium Group chairs in the same superior quality for decades. This experience allows us to offer a 30-year guarantee* on all of the chair models in the Aluminium Group.

© Eames Office, LLC
© Eames Office, LLC

*In the event of a manufacturing or material defect, Vitra replaces or repairs all of the chair models in the Aluminium Group and Soft Pad Group free of charge for a period of 30 years from the date of purchase. This is valid for chairs sold after 1 September 2003.

This guarantee excludes damage resulting from normal wear or improper use. Your statutory rights concerning faulty products are not affected by this warranty.

Configurator
Leather/back panel Plano (8)
  •  72/88 snow/white
    72/88 snow/white
  •  21/19 dim grey/sierra grey
    21/19 dim grey/sierra grey
  •  67/69 asphalt/dark grey
    67/69 asphalt/dark grey
  •  71/80 sand/coffee
    71/80 sand/coffee
  •  66/66 nero/nero
    66/66 nero/nero
  •  68/54 chocolate/brown
    68/54 chocolate/brown
  •  69/54 marron/brown
    69/54 marron/brown
  •  70/72 red/poppy red
    70/72 red/poppy red
Leather Premium/back panel Plano (22)Other colours
  •  72/88 snow/white
    72/88 snow/white
  •  64/05 cement/ cream white/sierra grey
    64/05 cement/ cream white/sierra grey
  •  65/19 granite/sierra grey
    65/19 granite/sierra grey
  •  60/69 smoke blue/dark grey
    60/69 smoke blue/dark grey
  •  59/40 jade/ coconut/forest
    59/40 jade/ coconut/forest
  •  58/40 khaki/ coconut/forest
    58/40 khaki/ coconut/forest
  •  61/69 umbra grey/dark grey
    61/69 umbra grey/dark grey
  •  67/69 asphalt/dark grey
    67/69 asphalt/dark grey
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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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