The story behind this product
Designed by husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames in 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair is one of the most iconic designs of the 20th Century.
Personifying mid-century design, this ‘updated version of the old English club chair’ set a benchmark in the history of furniture manufacturing. This edition combines Vitra’s natural cowhide leather in a deep chocolate hue with an American cherry-wood shell.
Over the last 60 years, the average height has increased by nearly 10cm. In 2010, Vitra introduced this scaled-up Eames Lounger, meaning taller people can experience the same comfort that was originally intended.
- Designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1956
- Upholstered in very soft cowhide leather
- Boasts an American cherry wood body
- Features taller proportions to suit the modern form
- Shock mounts to ensure the ultimate luxury comfort
- For more mid-century style ideas, read our Mid-Century Modern Style guide
Dimensions & Specifications
|Depth||85 - 92cm||56cm|
Material & Specifications
Upholstery - Leather Natural Chocolate - a soft and supple aniline leather made of cowhide with an open-pored, natural grain.
Seat & Back Shell - Predominantly grown in the eastern regions of the USA, American cherry is a high quality hardwood for a vast range of interior applications and other uses. Heartwood ranges from rich reds to reddish browns, while sapwood is creamy white.
Base - Five-star swivel base in die-cast aluminium - polished with black sides.
Glides - Hard glides for carpet
Care & Buying Guide
Dust should be regularly removed from leather surfaces with a dry, soft cloth. It is advisable to treat leather once a year with a special leather care product. This prevents the leather from drying out and keeps it soft and supple. Direct sunlight should be avoided to protect the leather from fading and becoming brittle. Leather products should not be positioned in direct proximity to heat sources.
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Meet the designer
Charles & Ray Eames
In a career that spanned over forty years, husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames developed countless ground-breaking pieces of furniture. Cementing their names as figureheads of America’s Mid-century Modern movement, the couple produced a prolific range of designs including the Eames Lounge Chair (1956), DSW Chair (1950) and Eames House (1949) all of which are still to this day heralded for their innovative use of new materials.View Designer
Delivery & Returns
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STEP 2Our specialist two person team will fully assemble your furniture in your room of choice*
STEP 3We take away all your unwanted packaging
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Feefo Reviews : 100%
Date Score Reviewer Customer Comment 24-Sep-2018
Dr Andrew Raynsford Piece of furniture that I had always wanted. Not disappointed at all