Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair

$1,695$2,895

SKU: EA335 Made To Order
4-8 Weeks

Both supportive and sculptural, this design offers maximum comfort and a minimum profile that suit both formal and casual settings.

 
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The lithe chairs of the Eames Aluminum Group have been a popular design since their introduction in 1958. And no wonder—their graceful silhouettes work well in a variety of home and workplace interiors.

Given that these chairs are so popular in interiors, it is interesting that the inspiration for them developed because of the need for high-quality outdoor seating. Eero Saarinen asked Charles and Ray to produce the Eames Aluminum Group Collection as a special project for his and Alexander Girard’s Irwin Miller House in Columbus, Indiana.

While working on the chairs, the husband-and-wife team often referred to them as the “leisure group” or the “indoor-outdoor group.” The latter is revealing of the Eameses’ design philosophy. They strived to make their products perform well in addressing as many needs as possible. That a chair would work outdoors and indoors was part of their original concept.

Charles and Ray had used aluminum in earlier chair and table bases and had also experimented with stamping chair shells out of aluminum sheets for the Low-Cost Furniture Design competition; however, the Eames Aluminum Group marked their first use of the material for structural side members and represented a major departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell.

Herman Miller began manufacturing the Eames line of aluminum furniture in 1958, and, now along with Vitra, they continue to sell the chairs and the matching ottoman today.

Weight 21 lbs
Year Designed

1958

Material

Leather, MCL Leather, Mesh Fabric

Warranty

12 Years

Manufactured In/By

Made to order in the USA by Herman Miller

Upholstery

Black Leather, Graphite Leather, Ivory Leather, Black MCL Leather, Espresso MCL Leather, Pearl MCL Leather, Onyx Messenger Fabric, Zinc Mesh Fabric

Lift Mechanism

Pneumatic Lift, Manual Lift

Height

Extended, Standard

Caster

Carpet Caster, Glides, Hard Floor or Carpet Caster

Frame Finish

Black, Polished Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames

Furniture

A handful of Eames furniture designs, such as the Lounge Chair and Ottoman or the Molded Fiberglass Shell Side Chair, have become ubiquitous. Some are a staple in the interior design of airports around the world. Charles and Ray Eames spent forty years creating furniture in the realm of tables, lounges, chairs, room dividers, stools, and more for public and residential spaces.

Furniture Is Made To Order And Will Ship In 4-8 Weeks. Shipping Is Through A Freight Forwarder And Planned Delivery Date Will Be Emailed To You 2-5 Days After Your Order Is Placed.

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