LOUNGE CHAIR & OTTOMAN WHITE VERSION
Swivel leather armchair
‚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 (white version)
Ever since it was first launched, the Lounge Chair has been manufactured in different variations. Although there was a recurrent demand for a version with white upholstery, white models were only produced infrequently as special editions.
The new interpretation of this classic armchair in a light, graceful version was developed by Vitra in collaboration with the Eames Office and Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. All of the chair‘s components are coordinated, from the zipper fasteners to the backrest spacers to the glides on the base. The off-white leather cushions fit snugly into shells of walnut veneer with a light-coloured stain; the aluminium base and back braces have a polished finish.
- Seat and back: moulded plywood, different face veneers.
White version: walnut with a white pigmented finish.
- Upholstery/cover: removable cushions, covers in Premium or Grand leather, black version only in Premium leather.