‚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: it is not only lighter, more elegant and more modern than the conventionally ponderous club chair – it is also more comfortable. Thanks to these qualities, the Lounge Chair became one of the most famous designs of Charles and Ray Eames and has attained the status of a classic in the history of modern furniture.
Lounge Chair (classic version)
For the classic version of the Eames Lounge Chair, there are a variety of options to choose from: various types of wood for the shells, a selection of leather grades and colours, and several surface finishes for the base. If the Lounge Chair is ordered together with the Ottoman, the grain on the wooden shells of both pieces will be matched during the production process; this is not possible if they are ordered separately.
- Seat and back: moulded plywood, different face veneers.
Standard version in cherry, santos palisander (certified sustainability) or walnut with a black pigmented finish.
- Upholstery/cover: removable cushions, covers in Premium or Grand leather, black version only in Premium leather.