Vitra – Eames EA117 Aluminium Office Chair
Designer: Charles and Ray Eames
Price: from £1,970.00
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The Aluminium Chair is one of the great furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames conceived and developed this chair in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus, Indiana (USA). For its construction, the designer couple departed from the principle of the seat shell, instead stretching a panel of fabric or leather between two aluminium side members to create a taut but elastic seat. The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is exceedingly comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery.
Vitra has produced the Aluminium Group chairs over a period of decades in the same superior quality. This experience allows us to offer a 30-year guarantee on all of the chair models in the Aluminium Group.
The large range of Aluminium Group chairs includes two office swivel chairs, the models EA 117 and EA 119. Thanks to their iconic design, they are an ideal seating solution for prestigious office environments. The combined effect of the tilt mechanism, which can be adjusted to the weight of the user, and the resilient sling seat, comprising a fabric or leather panel stretched tautly between the side ribs, ensures exceptional seating comfort. A broad selection of upholstery colours makes it easy to find the perfect chair for every business interior or home office. The Aluminium Chair EA 119 is distinguishable from EA 117 by its higher backrest.
Many more upholstery options available, please see the product downloads or contact us for details.
Backrest and seat: EA 117 with medium-high backrest, EA 119 with high backrest. High-frequency welded horizontal ribbing in Hopsak, Leather or Premium
Leather. Side profiles and spreaders in polished or chrome-plated die-cast aluminium.
Mechanical unit: adjustable backward tilt, lockable in the forward position. Seat height continuously adjustable via pneumatic spring.
Armrests: die-cast aluminium, polished or chrome-plated finish.
Base: five-star base in polished die-cast aluminium. Equipped with hard castors for carpet or soft castors for hard floors.
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