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EA 117

Swivel office chair with armrests

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EA 117 By Vitra

Type

Swivel office chair with armrests

Materials

Leather, Die Cast Aluminium

Manufacture year
1958

The models EA 117, EA 118 and EA 119 are the task chairs in the Aluminium Group by Charles and Ray Eames.‎ The tilt mechanism in the seat can be adjusted to the weight of the user, providing for optimum comfort.‎ Covers are available in a wide variety of colours, making it easy to find the perfect chair for every home office.‎ The Aluminium Chair EA 119 is distinguishable from EA 117 and EA 118 by its higher backrest.‎ EA 118 has a somewhat narrower seat, and the sitting position of this model is more specifically suited for table-oriented activities.‎

Material description
- Backrest and seat: EA 117 with medium-height backrest; EA 118 with medium-height backrest and table-oriented sitting position; EA 119 with high backrest.‎ High-frequency welded horizontal ribbing in Hopsak, Leather or Premium Leather.‎ Side profiles and spreaders in die-cast aluminium, with a polished or chrome-plated finish or powder-coated in deep black.‎
- Seat mechanism: adjustable backward tilt, lockable in the forward position.‎ Continuous seat height adjustment with gas spring.‎
- Armrests: die-cast aluminium, with a polished or chrome-plated finish or powder-coated in deep black.‎
- Base: five-star base in die-cast aluminium, with a polished or chrome-plated finish or powder-coated in deep black.‎ Equipped with hard castors for carpet or soft castors for hard floors.‎ Castor covers in black for polished and black base, with chrome-plated finish for chrome base.‎

The Aluminium Chair is one of the great furniture designs of the twentieth century.‎ Charles and Ray Eames conceived and developed this chair in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus, Indiana (USA).‎ For its construction, the designer couple departed from the principle of the seat shell, instead stretching a panel of fabric or leather between two aluminium side members to create a taut but elastic seat.‎ The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is exceedingly comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery.‎
The Aluminium Group includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public areas.‎ Thanks to this wide range of models, a variety of aluminium bases with a polished, chrome-plated or black powder-coated finish, and a large selection of colours for fabric or leather upholstery, the perfect Aluminium Chair can be found for every environment.‎ Vitra has produced Aluminium Group chairs in the same superior quality for decades.‎ This experience allows us to offer a 30-year guarantee* on all of the chair models in the Aluminium Group.‎

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