With its beautifully shaped wooden shell, which sits atop a polished aluminium base, the Eames Lounge Chair is one of the most recognisable pieces of furniture in the world and has remained a mainstay of the Vitra catalogue for almost seventy years.
Rarely upholstered in fabric, this iteration of the Eames Lounge Chair harks back to the piece’s foundational years when the design duo experimented with various finishes in the 1950s. The distinctive Nubia fabric, with its deep texture, works really well with the iconic shape of the lounge chair, while the environmental benefits of the fabric are also notable. A matching ottoman is included, completing an elegant, timeless look.
American husband and wife design duo Charles and Ray Eames have had a profound influence on the visual character of American life, producing original work within the fields of architecture, furniture design, industrial design, manufacturing and the photographic arts.
The Eames’ first partnered with Vitra in 1957 to produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture in the history of interior design. Today Vitra continues to reflect their philosophy on design and functionality, best understood through Charles’ own words: “Recognising the need is the primary condition for the design”.