The Eames Aluminium Group was given a stylish update in 1969 with the softly padded, EA 217 Office Chair. The two cushions attached to the backrest offer maximum comfort and support for the back, while the well-padded seat provides a relaxed seating experience. With its elegant aluminium frame, the design of the chair follows the principles set in place in 1958, when the Aluminium Group was created. The chair's seat has the same ergonomic form and is constructed from premium leather. The five-star swivel base is height adjustable for preferred position and the feet are fitted with swiveling wheels for ease of movement.
Charles and Ray Eames were constantly evolving and adapting their designs to suit different needs and circumstances. The Eames EA 217 Chair is a development of the Eames Aluminium Group, which itself started as garden furniture for a private residence. The EA 217 was an exploration into more luxurious, padded forms, rather than the simplistic, minimalist style of earlier Eames designs. Also known as the Eames Soft Pad Chair, the EA 217 is suitable for a large number of uses; in the home, office, conference rooms and reception areas.
Charles, 1907-1978 (United States) - Ray, 1912-1988 (United States)
Charles Eames was an American designer and innovator who pioneered new techniques, such as the fibreglass and plastic resin moulding and wire mesh frames. He usually worked alongside his wife, Ray, though he is often credited alone. In the 1940s, the designers began focusing on the new plastics and were excited by the properties the material held. They were able to mould the plastics into organic shapes that followed the shape of the body. This discovery led to a whole new look in furniture that perfectly captured the spirit of the times. The couple’s most iconic designs include the DAR chair, the DSR Dining Chair, the RAR Rocker, the DSW Dining Chair, the EA 108 Office Chair and the Wire Base Table. Many of these were first presented at the New York Museum of Modern Art’s Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition in the late 1940s.
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