Burberry’s Christopher Bailey’s Eames Chair Posted September 1, 2008 by Daniel Ostroff

Vanity Fair: “One of the youngest and most influential creative directors of a major fashion label, 37-year-old Christopher Bailey has taken Burberry from a multi-million-dollar company to a billion-dollar powerhouse.”

In the September 2008 issue of VANITY FAIR you can read about Christopher Bailey, One of the youngest and most influential creative directors of a major fashion label, 37-year-old Christopher Bailey has taken Burberry from a multi-million-dollar company to a billion-dollar powerhouse,” and what’s more, you can see what is on his desk.  You can also see what this high-achiever uses as his desk chair:  an Eames Aluminum Group EA117, made by Vitra.

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This authentic Vitra Eames chair comes with a remarkable, 30 year guarantee:

The Aluminium Chair is one of the greatest furniture designs of the 20th century. The Aluminium Chair stands out for its intelligent combination of materials. The covers are attached inside the aluminium profile sections and simply stretched over the frame, transforming them from mere coverings to a load-bearing part of the structure. It adapts to fit the body snugly and delivers great comfort, even without extensive upholstery.

Vitra has produced the Aluminium Chair programme for many decades to a consistently high quality. On the basis of this experience we are now granting a 30-year guarantee on all chairs of the Aluminium Group.

50 Years Aluminium Chair

Written Guarantee

The Aluminium Chair by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the greatest furniture designs of the 20th century. Vitra has produced the Aluminium Chair programme and the models of the Soft Pad Group, based on the same construction principle, for many decades to a consistently high quality. On the basis of this experience we are now granting a 30-year guarantee on all chairs of the Aluminium Group and the Soft Pad Group that were purchased after September 2003, provided the purchaser has registered at www.vitra.com/register.

The guarantee is that if any Aluminium Group or Soft Pad Group chair purchased by you develops a manufacturing or materials fault within 30 years from the date you purchased it, Vitra will repair or replace it free of charge. Note that surface marking, weathering and normal wear and tear is not covered by the guarantee, nor is damage caused by deliberate attack or misuse. This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights. The Vitra symbol gives you the security of owning an authorised original product by Charles and Ray Eames.