Vitra – Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman – Black Version
Designer: Charles and Ray Eames
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‘What I really want is a black with feeling.’ – Charles Eames
All elements of the black Lounge Chair ash shells, leather upholstery and aluminium components – are completely finished in black, lending an air of dignified refinement to this version of the legendary armchair.
Originally inspired by the traditional English club chair, Charles Eames started the design process with the aim to satisfy the desire for an well proportioned chair that combined ultimate comfort with the finest quality materials and craftsmanship. With the final design of this armchair in 1956, Charles and Ray Eames had created what is now one of the most famous designs and true classic in the history of modern furniture. The lounge chair has a swivel base and the ottoman has a fixed base.
Produced by Vitra under licence from the Eames Office, this classic has been manufactured to the same exacting standards since the 1950s.
The Lounge Chair is now available from Vitra in two sizes: with classic dimensions and with new, larger dimensions. Furthermore, the various combinations of leather upholstery covers, wooden shells and bases are now joined by a white edition of the Lounge Chair with corresponding details.
Since the Lounge Chair first went into production, average human height has increased worldwide by nearly 10 cm. In close coordination with the Eames Office, Vitra developed the new larger version so that taller people, too, can enjoy the same exceptional comfort that Charles and Ray Eames intended with their original 1956 design.
Seat and back shells: moulded plywood, ash face veneer with black lacquered finish. Back brace in die-cast aluminium, fully powder-coated in black.
Upholstery/Cover: removable cushions, covers in black leather (Premium).
Armrests: attached to the seat and back shells with shock mounts (bonded rubber and metal connectors).
Base: five-star swivel base in die-cast aluminium, fully powder-coated in black.
Glides: fitted with hard glides for carpet; felt glides for hard floors optionally available (Please contact us to request felt glides).
Classic Dimensions - W840 x D850-910 x H840mm Seat H385mm
New Dimensions - W840 x D850-920 x H890mm Seat H380mm
Ottoman - W630 x D560 x H420mm
Please See Images for full dimensions.