When Charles and Ray Eames designed the Eames Aluminum Group (1958), they created a revolution in seating that has lost none of its edge. These pieces were originally developed as a special project for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard. Eschewing the Eameses’ shell forms of the 1940s, the designers combined a newly affordable die-cast aluminum frame with a sling seat, a “sitting pocket” that conforms to the body’s shape. The chair features a lightweight, corrosion-resistant frame that will endure years of use and a wide ergonomic seat that swivels 360 degrees on a four-star base for easy positioning. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
Polished aluminum frame and base with tubular steel column; corrected-grain, aniline Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather or 78% post-industrial recycled polyester, 15% polyester, 7% nylon Maharam Messenger fabric upholstery.
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 >