When Charles and Ray Eames designed the Eames Aluminum Management Chair and Side Chair (1958), they created a revolution in seating that has lost none of its edge. These chairs were originally developed as a special project for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard. Moving away from the Eameses' shell forms of the 1940s, the designers combined a newly affordable aluminum frame with a sling seat that subtly conforms to the body's shape. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller®, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
Now available with graphite or white powder-coated frame and white or black Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather upholstery.
Polished frame available with Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather, Maharam Messenger fabric or Cygnus Mesh upholstery.
Has a lightweight, corrosion-resistant and die-cast aluminum frame for years of use.
Wide seat for leisurely, ergonomic sitting.
Set on a four-star base, the seat of this chair swivels for easy entry and exit.
Four-star powder-coat or polished aluminum base and frame with tubular steel column; corrected-grain, aniline Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather; 78% post-industrial recycled polyester, 15% polyester, 7% nylon Maharam Messenger fabric; or 69% elastomeric, 31% polyester Cygnus Mesh 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 >