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 exceedingly comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery.
The Aluminium Group includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public areas. Vitra has produced the Aluminium Group chairs over a period of decades in the same superior quality. This experience allows us to offer a 30-year guarantee* on all of the chair models in the Aluminium Group.
*The guarantee is that if any Aluminium Group or Soft Pad Group chair purchased by you after 1st of September 2003 develops a manufacturing or materials fault within 30 years from the date you purchased it, Vitra will repair or replace it free of charge.Note that surface marking, weathering and normal wear and tear is not covered by the guarantee, nor is damage caused by deliberate attack or misuse. This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights.