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Eames® Aluminum Group Executive Chair

Eames® Aluminum Group Executive Chair

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller®

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Item Number: 263
$2,495.00 - $2,645.00
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Description

The Eames® Aluminum Group Collection (1958) began as a special project for Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, who needed seating for a home they were designing for industrialist J. Irwin Miller in Columbus, Indiana. The request was for leisure chairs light enough to move from indoors to out and strong enough to withstand the elements. At the time, the Eameses were exploring ways to use aluminum, which had been strengthened, refined and made more affordable since WWII. They constructed a lightweight die-cast frame for the project, then wrapped it in a sling – a “sitting pocket” that subtly conforms to the body’s shape. The result was a completely new type of seat and a departure from the idea of a chair as solid shell. While the original concept was for outdoor seating, the Eameses quickly recognized its possibilities for indoor use. This collection has been in continuous production by Herman Miller since 1958. Constructed of 61% recycled materials, it’s also 88% recyclable at the end of its useful life. Backed by a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty. This is an authentic Eames chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.

  • Features: Manual seat-height adjustment; tilt-swivel mechanism; tilt lock feature; carpet casters with chrome hoods (all-black chair has black hoods).
  • To order casters for hardwood floors, visit a DWR Studio or call 1.800.944.2233.
  • Eames® Aluminum Group Executive Chair

Designer

Charles and Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames

U.S.A. (1907–1978) U.S.A. (1912–1988)

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 ...

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Product Details

Dimensions

H 37.5"–41.5" W 23" D 17" Seat H 17"–19" Arm H 26"–28"

Materials

Five-star polished or black powder-coated die-cast aluminum base and frame with tubular steel column; Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather upholstery.

Care and Assembly

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Care & Maintenance With regular care and maintenance, your Herman Miller product will provide many years of superior performance and satisfaction. To maintain quality, please follow the cleaning procedures outlined here. The instructions for the care and maintenance of Herman Miller products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary. Polished Aluminum For normal cleaning, apply a pre-softened paste wax to polished aluminum components following the manufacturer's instructions. In humid atmospheres near salt water, apply the wax once a month. In other areas, apply wax every three months to maintain the appearance of the aluminum. Coated Metal For normal cleaning, wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly and dry. Remove scuff marks from low-gloss coatings with pre-softened paste wax, following the manufacturer's instructions. Remove scuff marks and scratches from high-gloss coatings using automotive polishing compounds, either liquid or paste. After polishing, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen. For assistance in determining the appropriate color and gloss for Herman Miller touch-up paint, contact your Herman Miller Customer Service Representative. Fabric For normal cleaning, vacuum upholstery fabric using an upholstery attachment. If further cleaning is needed, dry-clean or spot clean fabric with solvent cleaner. Do not brush fabric or use a vacuum attachment with a rotary brush. Brushing may permanently damage the nap or change the character of the fabric. Do not apply water or any liquid solution. Wetting the fabric with any liquid solution may result in permanent damage. Vinyl Upholstery For normal cleaning, wash vinyl upholstery with a soft cloth or soft-bristled brush lathered with mild, nonabrasive soap and lukewarm water. Before the surface dries, wipe with a clean, dry cloth to remove any residue. This procedure may be repeated to remove stubborn dirt or stains. Ink spots can sometimes be removed by washing with soap and water followed by isopropyl alcohol. Do not use any cleaning method that is not listed above, as other methods may attack the vinyl and cause eventual degradation. Leather For normal cleaning, vacuum or dust frequently with a clean, dry cloth. If leather is soiled, it can be wiped with a damp soft cloth and a lather of any mild soap and a minimum amount of lukewarm water. Do not spot clean leather; clean the entire surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry with a clean, soft cloth. For spots and spills, wipe excess liquid immediately with a clean cloth or sponge; let the leather air dry. If the spot is still visible, further cleaning may be necessary. Sponge the entire surface—seat, back, or chair arm—with clean, lukewarm water. Let the leather air dry; never use a hair dryer or other heat source to dry leather. For stubborn spots and stains, apply a mild, nonabrasive soap solution with a clean, wet sponge. Rinse well and let air dry. For butter, oil, or grease, wipe the leather with a clean, dry cloth and let the remainder of the oil dissipate into the leather. Do not apply water or try to wash a grease spot. Do not use saddle soap, cleaning solvents, oils, furniture polishes, varnishes, abrasive cleaners, detergents, or ammonia on leather; they will ruin the finish, causing it to become sticky and cracked.

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Best ever...nothing compares
Love my chair. Have had for five years. I have both this and the lounge chair and ottoman in my office. They are both wonderful. I will never buy another chair. I love the vibe and the style and everything about both of them. My wife went nuts for a minute when I said I wanted to buy these, but she loves them too.
December 27, 2018
Wonderful chair
Wonderful chair and great service by Herman Miller!

Thanks!
February 15, 2017
Wonderful chair
Wonderful chair and great service by Herman Miller!

Thanks!
February 14, 2017
replacement chair.
I replaced a Herman Miller Ergon chair that I have been sitting in for 20 years, which I absolutely loved, with the new Eames Chair and I am totally pleased!
January 13, 2014
replacement chair.
I replaced a Herman Miller Ergon chair that I have been sitting in for 20 years, which I absolutely loved, with the new Eames Chair and I am totally pleased!
January 12, 2014
Lack of Quality Control hurts otherwise great product.
We have several hundred of these chairs at work and they are all gorgeous. The one I got however, came with an extreme crease in the back on the leather. So extreme that it is noticably felt when sitting and sticks out in an unsightly way. Since its made of leather I kept it thinking it would soon conform to my back and lay down. I've been using the chair for four months now with no improvement. Also, on the aluminum arms, one side it nicely finished while the other has very rough grind marks, as if it missed a step of the finishing process. I really can't believe they sent this chair out of the factory. It is not up to their typical standards. It work fine, but clearly looks wrong the minute you see it.
October 27, 2013
Lack of Quality Control hurts otherwise great product.
We have several hundred of these chairs at work and they are all gorgeous. The one I got however, came with an extreme crease in the back on the leather. So extreme that it is noticably felt when sitting and sticks out in an unsightly way. Since its made of leather I kept it thinking it would soon conform to my back and lay down. I've been using the chair for four months now with no improvement. Also, on the aluminum arms, one side it nicely finished while the other has very rough grind marks, as if it missed a step of the finishing process. I really can't believe they sent this chair out of the factory. It is not up to their typical standards. It work fine, but clearly looks wrong the minute you see it.
October 26, 2013
Beautiful and Solid
This chair is a piece of art. I wish I better understood the need for an automatic handle to adjust the chair and not the manual version, but the chair does do the job!
April 21, 2013
Beautiful and Solid
This chair is a piece of art. I wish I better understood the need for an automatic handle to adjust the chair and not the manual version, but the chair does do the job!
April 20, 2013
I love this chair
I love this chair. Not only is it comfortable it is very attractive. It is exactly what I expected and wanted!
April 15, 2013

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