The story behind this product
Designed by husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames in 1956, the black 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. Accompanied by a coordinating ottoman, this edition combines Vitra’s premium cowhide leather in black with a black-ash 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 smooth cowhide leather
- Boasts a black-ash wood shell
- 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||100% Cowhide Leather - 66 Nero Leather Premium|
|Seat & Back Shell||Moulded black stained ash plywood|
|Base||Five-star swivel base in die-cast aluminium - fully powder coated black finish|
|Glides||Hard glides for carpet|
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
STEP 1We call you to arrange the ideal delivery date for you
STEP 2Our specialist two person team will fully assemble your furniture in your room of choice*
STEP 3We take away all your unwanted packaging
Rest assured, you can return your order within 14 days
We'll come and collect* whenever is most convenient for you
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