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View All Designers Charles and Ray Eames Related Designs Eames Soft Pad Chairs Learn more Environment Environmental Product Summary View Certifications LEED Calculator See how this product can contribute to your environmental goals. News Awards Eames Aluminum Group Recognized with ICFF Editors’ Choice Award18 May 2011 Eames Aluminum Group recognized with ICFF Editors’ Choice Award for Best Outdoor Furniture. 2011 Eames Aluminum Group Chairs Buy Now Images Materials 3D Models / Revit Product Downloads Where to Buy Product Configurator What’s In It For You Product Story Timeless Elegance Expanded Options Innovative Comfort Durability Product Story The lithe chairs of the Eames Aluminum Group have been a popular design since their introduction in 1958. And no wonder. The graceful silhouette sits equally well in all kinds of home and workplace interiors. And a wide range of material options lets you create the chair you want. Wherever you place them, these chairs make a statement of enduring design excellence. Timeless Elegance It’s uncanny. A chair designed in 1958 as outdoor seating still manages to look both classic and contemporary in 21st century interiors. The chairs’ clean, trim lines make them appropriate for all kinds of places, from classic and contemporary homes to elegant offices to hip startups. Aluminum Group, also upholstered in traditional fabric or leather, is ribbed at 1 7/8-inch intervals for a clean, refined appearance. The Cygnus mesh option has a lighter-scaled, translucent quality. Expanded OptionsWe’ve added a number of new options to let you create the perfect dining chair, lounge chair, or office chair.If you choose leather upholstery, you can opt for our contract-grade or our new premium MCL Leather, a semi-aniline, dyed leather with 100 percent natural full grain. Color variations and surface marks are an inherent characteristic of this material, which will acquire wrinkles and creases and develop a rich patina over time. To complement lighter materials, we are offering powder coat finishes on the base and frame in white and graphite satin, along with traditional polished aluminum. And we are reintroducing the 4-star base on chairs with glides. Chairs with casters have a 5-star base. Innovative ComfortNever being ones to favor style over substance, Charles and Ray Eames gave both chair designs an innovative suspension that creates a firm, flexible “sitting pocket” that conforms subtly to the body’s shape. They created that suspension by stretching a continuous piece of seat-back upholstery tautly between lightweight aluminum side ribs. Aluminum Group seat pads have layered construction with fabric or leather upholstery. Cygnus mesh is a self-contouring, flexing material available on Aluminum Group chairs to provide aeration, even weight distribution, and long-term comfort. Designed specifically for Eames Aluminum Group, Cygnus is an elegant option.Executive and management models have seat-height and tilt-swivel adjustments. Durability With one-piece, curved aluminum side ribs and die-cast aluminum base, the chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move. Design Story Aluminum Group chairs began as a challenge among legendary designers. Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard were designing the Columbus, Indiana, home of industrialist J. Irwin Miller. They wanted a high-quality seating product for outdoor use and asked Charles and Ray Eames to develop one. Known for their honest use of materials, the Eameses constructed their chairs with cast aluminum and a seat frame meant to support a stretched synthetic mesh. The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell. Those chairs became the Aluminum Group, which we began manufacturing in 1958. And while they have been in continuous demand, the line has changed and grown a lot over the years. The original mesh meant for outdoor use was discontinued, along with the 4-star base and painted arms on the early designs. In 2001, we introduced a new mesh material for the Aluminum Group. Called Cygnus, it is similar to the Aeron chair’s Pellicle fabric in its aeration and translucent qualities. Now, the lounge and side chair models will return to the 4-star base and bring back a look that is appropriate for the home. You will also see new white and graphite satin powder coat frames as options, along with polished aluminum.

Eames Office Chair

Charles Eames and Ray Eames (USA, 1907-1978; 1912-1988) Learn More About Charles and Ray Eames Charles Eames and Ray Eames (USA, 1907-1978; 1912-1988) Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century.      As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.      Charles studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser) was an artist, who studied under the abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (where Charles also met his frequent collaborator Eero Saarinen and the artist and designer Harry Bertoia) and married the next year.      His technical skills and her artistic flair were wonderfully complementary. They moved to Los Angeles in 1941, where Charles worked on set design for MGM. In the evenings at their apartment, they experimented with molded plywood using a handmade heat-and-pressurization device they called the “Kazam!” machine. The next year, they won a contract from the U.S. Navy for lightweight plywood leg splints for wounded servicemen — they are coveted collectibles today; more so those that Ray used to make sculptures.      The Navy contract allowed Charles to open a professional studio, and the attention-grabbing plywood furniture the firm produced prompted George Nelson, the director of design of the furniture-maker Herman Miller Inc., to enlist Charles and (by association, if not by contract) Ray in 1946. Some of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the “LCW,” or Lounge Chair Wood, and the “DCM,” or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel.      The Eameses eagerly embraced new technology and materials, and one of their peculiar talents was to imbue their supremely modern design with references to folk traditions. Their “Wire Chair” group of the 1950s, for example, was inspired by basket weaving techniques. The populist notion of “good design for all” drove their “Molded Fiberglass” chair series that same decade, and also produced the organic-form, ever-delightful “La Chaise.” In 1956 the “Lounge Chair” and ottoman appeared — the supremely comfortable plywood-base-and-leather-upholstery creation that will likely live in homes as long as there are people with good taste and sense.      Charles Eames once said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” For very good collectors and thoughtful interior designers, a piece of design by the Eameses, the closer produced to original conception the better, is almost de rigueur — for its beauty and comfort, and not least as a tribute to the creative legacy and enduring influence of Charles and Ray Eames.

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View All Designers Charles and Ray Eames Related Designs Eames Soft Pad Chairs Learn more Environment Environmental Product Summary View Certifications Awards Eames Aluminium Group recognised with ICFF Editors’ Choice Award for Best Outdoor Furniture. 2011 Eames Aluminium Group Chairs Images 3D Models / Revit Product Downloads Where to Buy Product Configurator What’s In It For You Product Story Timeless Elegance Expanded Options Innovative Comfort Durability Product Story The lithe chairs of the Eames Aluminium Group have been a popular design since their introduction in 1958. And no wonder. The graceful silhouette sits equally well in all kinds of home and workplace interiors. And a wide range of material options lets you create the chair you want. Wherever you place them, these chairs make a statement of enduring design excellence. Timeless Elegance It’s uncanny. A chair designed in 1958 as outdoor seating still manages to look both classic and contemporary in 21st century interiors. The clean, trim lines are appropriate for all kinds of spaces, from classic and contemporary homes to elegant offices and hip start-ups. The Aluminium Group, also upholstered in traditional fabric or leather, is ribbed at 48-mm intervals for a clean, refined appearance. The Cygnus mesh option has a lighter-scaled, translucent quality. Expanded OptionsWe’ve added a number of new options to let you create the perfect dining chair, lounge chair or office chair.If you choose leather upholstery, you can opt for our contract-grade or our new premium MCL Leather, a semi-aniline, dyed leather with 100% natural full-grain. Colour variations and surface marks are an inherent characteristic of this material, which will acquire wrinkles and creases and develop a rich patina over time. To complement lighter materials, we are offering powder-coat finishes on the base and frame in white and graphite satin, along with traditional polished aluminium. And we are reintroducing the 4-star base on chairs with glides. Chairs with casters have a 5-star base. Innovative ComfortNever being ones to favour style over substance, Charles and Ray Eames gave both chair designs an innovative suspension that creates a firm, flexible “sitting pocket” that conforms subtly to the body’s shape. They created that suspension by stretching a continuous piece of seat-back upholstery tautly between lightweight aluminium side ribs. Aluminium Group seat pads have a layered construction with fabric or leather upholstery. Cygnus mesh is a self-contouring, flexing material available on Aluminium Group chairs to provide aeration, even weight distribution and long-term comfort. Designed specifically for the Eames Aluminium Group, Cygnus is an elegant option.Executive and management models have seat-height and tilt-swivel adjustments. Durability With one-piece, curved aluminium side ribs and a die-cast aluminium base, the chair is strong yet lightweight, and easy to move. Design Story Aluminium Group chairs began as a challenge among some legendary designers. Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard were designing the Columbus, Indiana home of industrialist J. Irwin Miller. They wanted a high-quality seating product for outdoor use and asked Charles and Ray Eames to develop one. Known for their honest use of materials, the Eameses constructed their chairs with cast aluminium and a seat frame that would support a stretched synthetic mesh. The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell. Those chairs became the Aluminium Group, which we began manufacturing in 1958. And while they have been in continuous demand, the line has changed and grown a lot over the years. The original mesh meant for outdoor use was discontinued, along with the 4-star base and painted arms on the early designs. In 2001, we introduced a new mesh material for the Aluminium Group. Called Cygnus, it is similar to the Pellicle fabric on the Aeron chair in its aeration and translucent qualities. Now, the lounge and side chair models will return to the 4-star base and bring back a look that is appropriate for the home. You will also see new white and graphite satin powder-coat frames as options, along with polished aluminium.

Eames Office Chair

Eames Office Chair

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Eames Office Chair
Eames Office Chair
Eames Office Chair