Eames Lounge Chair Classic Version

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    The Eames Lounge Chair was designed in 1956 by Charles and Ray Eames, and is now manufactured by Vitra. It is now a classic of modern contemporary design that people wish to own for many years, and gain tremendous pleasure from handing it down to future generations. This chair was inspired by the traditional English club chair, and by a soft, comfortable baseball glove. Due to the incredible quality of materials and craftsmanship, the Eames Lounge Chair is hard wearing and still looks like new after years of use in the family home. Choose from Santos palisander, walnut or cherry shells, and a range of sumptous leathers. It is hard to beat the classic combination, true to the original design, of a dark wood veneer and black leather. Santos Palisander is the closest to the original design, when the Eameses specified a Brazilian rosewood shell and black leather. The Lounge Chair is now also available in a larger version that allows maximum comfort for taller people, and can be paired with a matching ottoman.

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    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. But 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. We sell every genuine finish available, including white pigmented walnut (with white leather), black pigmented walnut, cherry and Santos Palisander.

    The Lounge Chair is now available in a version that allows maximum comfort for taller people, so you can select classic / standard or new larger measures.


    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.

    Learn more about the history of the Lounge Chair and how to spot a copy by going to our real vs fake and videos pages.

  • Height: 84.0 / 93.0cm
    Depth: 85.0 - 91.0 / 85.0 - 92.0cm
    Width: 84.0 cm
    Seat Height: 38.0cm
    Seat Depth: 56.5 / 60.5cm
  • Lead times vary according to finish.


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