Characterised by a beautifully shaped walnut shell, which sits atop a polished aluminium base, the Eames Lounge Chair remains one of the great icons of designer furniture and a mainstay of the Vitra catalogue some seven decades on from its introduction.
This version of the Eames Lounge Chair, which is completed with a matching ottoman, looks back to the piece’s foundational years when Vitra and the American design duo experimented with various finishes in the 1950s. The distinctive Nubia fabric, with its textured surface, works beautifully with the distinctive shape of the lounge chair, while the environmental benefits of this type of fabric are also noteworthy.
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”.