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01 Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
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Charles & Ray Eames, 1956
The Eames Lounge chair & ottoman are one of the products in our Group Buying programme. If you are interested in buying one of these items on a group buying discount, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your email please state which item you are interested in and how long you are willing to wait. Once we have enough volume of that item we will be able to offer you a group buying discount.
The Lounge Chair was created in 1956 and is now a classic in the history of modern furniture. It is one of those chairs which people wish to own for many years, and gain tremendous pleasure from finally purchasing one. This chair is often handed down through generations, and due to the quality of craftmanship and materials used, it is able to endure many years of family life. We sell every genuine finish available, including white pigmented walnut (with white leather), black pigmented walnut, cherry and Santos Palisander. But it is hard to beat this classic combination of Santos Palisander shell and black leather upholstery. This is the closest to the original design, when the Eameses specified a Brazilian rosewood shell and black leather. The original species of rosewood could not be used long term as it joined the endangered species list. But Vitra were able to find a sustainable replacement: Santos Palisander, which is a stunning wood with lots of warmth and grain detail. The final choice you have is in the base detail. Again, the classic option is to select the polished base with black sides, giving a very subtle finish which sits well with black leather. The other options for the base are: chromed with a mirror finish, or polished (without the black sides). Please feel free to discuss the various options for the Lounge chair with us before you order.
COPY WATCH: This is one of the most copied chair designs of modern times! We only sell genuine, authorised original Eames furniture manufactured by Vitra, under license to the Eames family. The genuine chair and ottoman have a stamp with "Original Eames Lounge chair Vitra" with the Charles Eames signature. The chair should have a 5-star base; the ottoman has 4 legs. They are made in Germany; most copies are made in Italy or China. ALL "EAMES" CHAIRS MADE IN ITALY ARE COPIES!
Since 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair has combined ultimate comfort with both materials and workmanship of the highest quality. The Lounge Chair is now also available in a version that allows maximum comfort for tall people.
Charles and Ray Eames understood design to be a continuous process – one that did not end when production began. The main goal of the Eames Lounge Chair was to offer users maximum comfort. Since the Lounge Chair went into production more than 50 years ago, the height of the average human – depending on region – has increased by as much as 10 cm. To enable larger people to experience exceptional comfort when sitting, Vitra has – in coordination with the Eames Office – adjusted the dimensions of the Lounge Chair. In doing so, the proportions of the seat and back shells were carefully extended in such a way that the overall visual appearance of the Eames Lounge Chair seems to hardly have changed at all. In the scale drawing below, the image on the left shows the dimensions of the classic size, whilst the drawing on the right shows the chair with larger measures.
In the tradition of the English club chair, which inspired this classic design by Charles and Ray Eames, the original appearance of the Lounge Chair was defined by a dark wood veneer and black leather. However, the Eameses also created an early version with light-coloured leather upholstery. Developed in cooperation with the Eames Office, Vitra now introduces a new interpretation of the Lounge Chair. With white leather, polished aluminium and walnut veneer in a light finish, the new version harmonises perfectly with light-coloured interiors. We also sell this light version with white leather. http://www.couchpotatocompany.com/Vitra/Eames-Lounge-Chair-+-Ottoman-White
Please ask for an estimated lead-time before you order if timing is an issue for you.
2-3 Weeks maximum shipping time for Palisander and Cherry finish
**Leadtimes vary according to type of product and time of ordering. Some items are available from stock, others are made to order. If leadtimes are critical for you, please enquire before you place your order.
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