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Organic Chair, 1940

Designed by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen
Manufactured by Vitra
Product code: VIT-21001022


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Organic Chair by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen for Vitra.

The Organic Chair is a comfortable small reading chair and was made in 1940 as a contribution to the New York MoMA's "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition.

Formally speaking it was ahead of its time, but owing to the lack of manufacturing techniques, never went into series production. It was not until after 1950 that it became possible to manufacture larger quantities of organically shaped seat shells and market them. The first were chairs such as Eames' famous Plastic Armchair or Saarinen's Tulip Chair. 

Laminated seat shell with polyurethane foam upholstery.

Ash legs available stained black or, for the first time ever, light oak. Upholstered in Hopsak, Cosy, Tonus or Credo fabrics from the Vitra collection.

72.5w x 67.5d x 35/82.5cmh

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Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks

Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

Non-Mainland UK and International options available in basket

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