About the Designer Charles & Ray Eames United States
Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra "Ray" (née Kaiser) Eames (1912–1988) were American designers, who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film.
Introduced in 1958 as a special project by Ray Eames for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, the Eames Aluminum Group originally was specified as "leisure furniture." Now used in numerous locations, their classic lines and comfortable suspension have kept them in demand for numerous years and spaces, from contemporary homes to elegant offices and hip startups.
Aluminum Group chairs were originally developed in 1958 as a special project by Ray Eames for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard.
At the time, the furniture was called the "leisure group," or "indoor-outdoor group" since it was meant to address the lack of quality outdoor furniture on the market.
The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell.
Wonderfully comfortable, the chairs became the basis for several other Eames designs, including the Soft Pad chairs.
Features at a Glance:
Continuous piece of seat-back upholstery is stretched tautly between aluminum side ribs
Firm and flexible "sitting pocket" subtly conforms to body's shape
Layered vinyl cushioning within fabric or leather upholstery
Cygnus™ mesh material designed specifically for Eames Aluminum Group seating
Cygnus is a self-contouring, flexing material that provides aeration, even weight distribution, and long term comfort
Ribbed at 1.875" intervals
Clean, refined appearance
Cygnus mesh option gives a lighter-scaled, translucent quality
Earth Friendly Modern Construction
Textiles are made from post-industrial/post-consumer recycled content or pure fabrics
100% Recyclable materials
Knit-to-size fabrics minimize in fabric waste
Fabrics perform to industry standards and pass all applicable testing
Five criteria assure fabrics perform optimally
Crocking Resistance (colorfastness)
Ultra-Violet Light Resistance (fade resistance)
Physical Properties (resistance to pilling, seam slippage, and tearing)
Abrasion (ability to withstand surface wear)
Why Buy From Us?
This Eames Aluminum Group product is Specialty Order so as to accommodate complete customization.
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Wayfair also back a 12-Year. Should you experience any problems with your Eames® Aluminum Group product, Herman Miller will cover the cost of fixing it for you.
Also, should you discover shortly after receiving your Eames® Aluminum Group product that parts are either damaged or missing, please call us immediately, and we will be happy to send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost. and Utah
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I love the chair but for the cost I expected more adjustability. I do realize that it is simplistic which I like. I would buy it again, but if your someone who absolutely needs every bit of your lower back perfectly supported this isn't the one you want. If your looking for a comfortable legend then you won't be disappointed.