The Eames Executive Chair is part of the Eames Aluminum Group (1958). A smart solution for work and dining, this chair actually began as outdoor furniture for a residence designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard. The pair asked the Eameses to design chairs that were light enough to move from indoors to out, and strong enough to withstand the elements. The timing was perfect, as the Eameses were experimenting with aluminum, which had been strengthened, refined and made more affordable since WWII. For the project, they constructed a lightweight, corrosion-resistant frame that was wrapped in a sling or “sitting pocket” that subtly conforms to the body’s shape. This chair is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller®, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
This chair tilts, swivels and has a height-adjustable seat.
Wide seat for leisurely, ergonomic sitting.
Upholstered in Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather – a high-quality, Greenguard-certified leather with a breathable finish that protects against UV rays and spills.
Five-star polished die-cast aluminum base and frame with tubular steel column; 2" hard double-wheel casters; black nylon wheels with integral chrome hood; tilt/swivel mechanism; Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather.
Design is for living. That maxim shaped a widespread shift in design during the 1940s and 1950s. It was a revolution of form, an exciting visual language that signaled a new age and a fresh start and two of its prime movers were Charles and Ray Eames. The Eameses were a husband and wife team whose unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Sleek, sophisticated and simple. Beautifully functional.
Yet Charles and Ray Eames created more than a "look" with their bent plywood chairs or molded fiberglass seating. They had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to fulfill the practical needs of ordinary people and bring greater simplicity and pleasure to our lives. Read more >