Eames Executive Chair


SKU: ES204 Made To Order
4-8 Weeks

Luxurious looks, deep cushioning, and fine details suit everything from the boardroom to the home office with a balance of comfort and function.

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In 1959, Charles and Ray Eames debuted their first multi-screen film, Glimpses of the USA, at the American National Exhibition in Moscow, thereby introducing “the man on the street in Russia” to average Americans. To assist in their efforts with this film, legendary Time Inc. founder, Henry Luce, gave the husband-and-wife team free access to the Time/Life Library of photos. One year later, Luce called in a favor, asking the Eameses to design the lobbies for his new Time & Life Building in Manhattan.

One of the designs Charles and Ray came up with for the lobbies was a plush, padded, leather swivel chair. Their goal was to create something smaller than the Eames Lounge Chair that brought the same comfort and that one could also use as a conference chair. The earliest examples became known as the “Time Life Lobby Chairs.” The design consists of three individual upholstered sections connected by aluminum sides. Over the years, various versions have been produced, but they all have one thing in common: outstanding comfort. Suitable for a range of uses—from the board room to the living room.

Deep cushions, padded arms, generous size, and finely detailed upholstery.

By default, all chairs come with dual-purpose soft casters that are safe for use on both hard floors or carpeted surfaces. If you would prefer the carpet only casters, please add that to your order notes.

Weight 55 lbs
Dimensions 26.5 × 19.5 × 37 in
Year Designed



15% polyester., Five-Star Polished Or Black Powder-Coated Die-Cast Aluminum Base And Frame Tubular Steel Column Maharam Messenger Fabric Upholstery (78% Recycled Polyester, Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather or MCL All-Grain leather upholstery.


12 Years

Manufactured In/By

Made to order in the USA by Herman Miller

Frame Finish

Black, Graphite Satin, Polished Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames

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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