Eames Aluminium Chair EA 117

  • Designed in 1958 by Ray and Charles Eames, the Eames Aluminium Chair is regarded as one of their most iconic pieces, and now known as a great design achievement of the twentieth century. The extreme attention to detail of the sculpted metal frame combined with the choice of material ensures high quality construction and comfort, throughout the day. The mid-height backrest 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. The EA 117 is the mid-height backrest version, please see the EA 119 for the high back version.

    Please note that the EA 117 also comes with a black powder-coated base. Please get in touch to order this option.

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    The seat ribbing is a crucial part of the Aluminium Chair design as the material becomes a structural component of the chair rather than a cover, meaning the skeleton frame becomes visible as both a structural and aesthetic element. The material is available in a choice of leather, fabric or net weave, to suit your home. The smart 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 at home.

    50 Years Aluminium Chair

    Written Guarantee

    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.

  • Height: 83.0 - 95.0cm
    Depth: 56.5 - 65.0cm
    Width: 58.0cm
    Seat Height: 38.5 - 50.5cm
    Seat Depth: 46.5cm

  • Lead times vary according to finish.


    Please enquire for a shipping quote if you live outside the UK.


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