The Aluminium Chair, designed in 1958 by Ray and Charles Eames is regarded as one of their most iconic pieces, lending itself as a great design achievement of the twentieth century.
The extreme detail of the metal frame combined with the choice of material ensures high quality construction and comfort. The structure of the chair follows the body line to deliver maximum comfort, created by the use of tension bars which hold the fabric apart. This design allows the chair to encompass the ideal level of strength, yet also flexibility. This is a crucial part of the Aluminium Chair design as the material becomes a structural element rather than a cover, meaning the visible skeleton frame supports the material as an integral part of the chair. The material is provided in the choice of leather, fabric or net weave, each creating a very different but classic look. The minimal yet intelligent combination of materials give the Aluminium Chair its elegant structure, bringing lightness and definition to a room whether in the classic setting of the office or home.
50 Years Aluminium Chair
The Aluminium Chair by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the greatest furniture designs of the 20th century. Vitra has produced the Aluminium Chair programme and the models of the Soft Pad Group, based on the same construction principle, for many decades to a consistently high quality. On the basis of this experience we are now granting a 30-year guarantee on all chairs of the Aluminium Group and the Soft Pad Group that were purchased after September 2003, provided the purchaser has registered at www.vitra.com/register.
The guarantee is that if any Aluminium Group or Soft Pad Group chair purchased by you 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. The Vitra symbol gives you the security of owning an authorised original product by Charles and Ray Eames.
Please take a look at this video about the Eames Aluminium EA117 & EA108 chairs by FindMeTheOriginal.com