As part of their Home Stories for Winter 2017, Vitra is offering the classic Eames Lounge chair and ottoman with a warmly coloured American cherry veneer shell combined with a new leather option for the upholstery.
Since 1956, the Eames Lounge chair has combined ultimate comfort with highest quality materials and workmanship. Charles and Ray Eames were inspired by the traditional British club chair. Creating a lighter, more elegant and modern lounge chair, the Lounge chair is one of the most notable designs by Charles and Ray Eames in the history of modern furniture.
Leather Natural is a soft and supple aniline leather with a unique open-pored texture and a natural grain, created using the finest quality cow hides and a special dyeing process. Features such as wrinkles and natural markings or irregularities in the hide remain visible and contribute to the warm authentic appearance of this leather.
Available upholstered in the following Vitra leather collections: Leather Grand, Leather Premium and Leather Natural. View the colours available in each leather collection here.
Introduced by Vitra in 2017, Leather Natural has a high breathability and offers exceptional comfort. The colouring of this unprocessed leather is slightly less intense than other options, but it has a unique patina that develops into a distinctive character with age.
The seat and backrest shells are moulded plywood in American cherry plywood veneer. The accentuated grain and warm colouring of this wood lend a contemporary look to a timeless design icon.
The five-star swivel base and back brace are made of die-cast aluminium, available in the following finishes: polished aluminium, chromed or polished aluminium with black sides.
Average human height has increased by nearly 10cm since this iconic design first went into production. Accordingly, Vitra has developed a new larger version of the Lounge Chair, giving customers the option of choosing between the original 'Classic dimensions' and the new larger size. Both sets of dimensions are given below.
Base available with a choice of glides for carpet or hard flooring.
New dimensions: 84w x 85-92 x 38/89cmh
Classic dimensions: 84w x 85-91 x 38/84cmh
Ottoman: 63w x 56d x 42cmh
Herman Miller has the sole license for the Charles and Ray Eames collection in the U.S. and Far East. Therefore export of these products from the UK to the U.S. is not possible.
For more information please contact Herman Miller.
Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks
Non-Mainland UK and International options available in basket