Whether used as a seat in its own right, or as the perfect footstool accompaniment for the EA 222, the STIN.com version of the EA 223 Ottoman is faithfully hand-crafted to the same specifications as the original design. Consisting of a simple, sculptural steel base connected to a central column and supporting a soft, sleek leather upholstered seat, it is the picture of mid-century American panache, and available in a number of colours, no home should be without one.
Designed in 1958 as the ideal accompaniment to the much grander EA222 Chair, the EA 223 Ottoman is the picture of classic mid-century simplicity. Set at the perfect height for lounging, Charles and Ray Eames were seeking to bring the softer, warmer comfort from their lounge chairs to a more corporate-facing environment with the Ottoman. But despite both pieces remaining firm favourites among businesses across the globe, the combo's style, comfort and bold sense of drama has meant that they are as common in living rooms as in boardrooms, which is a measure of their quality.
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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