Lounge Chair & Ottoman.

Why don´t we make an updated version of the old English club chair? With this comment, Charles Eames initiated the development of the Lounge Chair, a process that took, several years. The aim was to...

Why don´t we make an updated version of the old English club chair? With this comment, Charles Eames initiated the development of the Lounge Chair, a process that took, several years. The aim was to satisfy the desire for an amply proportioned chair that combined ultimate comfort with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. When it came out in 1956, the design of this armchair by Charles and Ray Eames set new standards.

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The world of Ray and Charles Eames

Eames Lounge Chair, RAR Plasic Chair and Accessoires

The Lounge Chair, created by Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s, was designed with the aim of combining an elegant appearance with ultimate comfort. It has been produced by Vitra using virtually the same methods ever since, and is now recognised as a great classic of twentieth-century furniture design.

Today the Plastic Chairs number among the most well-known designs by Charles and Ray Eames. One model has always stood out among the myriad combinations of organically shaped shells and various bases in this large family of chairs: the iconic RAR (Rocking Armchair Rod Base). The compact rocking chair mounted on wooden runners adds a self-assured accent to any environment.

In 1949, Charles and Ray Eames developed an innovative system of freestanding, multifunctional shelves and desks. Similar to the simultaneously constructed Eames House, these designs adhered to the principles of industrial production: the Eames Storage Unit (ESU) and the Eames Desk Unit (EDU).

 

 

Handarbeit und Liebe zum Detail: Eames Lounge Chair Fertigung im Vitra Atelier (copy 1)

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Handarbeit und Liebe zum Detail: Eames Lounge Chair Fertigung im Vitra Atelier (copy 1)