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An Eames Lounge Chair in Fabric? Posted January 25, 2018 by Marlow Hoffman
The classic chair as you’ve never seen it before.
Written by: Stine Liv Buur, The Editors
“When Charles and Ray Eames designed the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in 1956, they famously set their sights on a chair that had ‘the warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.’ Sixty-some years on, it’s hard to imagine the iconic chair upholstered in anything but handsome, inviting leather. But the truth of the matter is that, though Charles and Ray may have had a baseball glove in mind, they actually experimented with a variety of cover materials for the chair, including fabrics. In fact, a fabric-covered Lounge Chair was available for a short period after the chair launched, though just a small number were produced.”
Herman Miller collaborated with Vitra to create a history of the Eames Lounge Chair in Fabric. Read the complete article in Herman Miller’s WHY Magazine.
A version of this story first ran in Vitra Magazine in 2016.