A delightful mix of simple functionality, effortless minimalist style and sumptuous materials, the STIN.com version of Charles Eames's classic 1958 Designer Bench is the picture of timeless American design. Consisting simply of a soft, padded leather-upholstered seat, large enough for up to three people to sit on in total comfort, along with a stylish, sculptural metal leg frame, it is relaxing, stable and beautiful. And with a huge range of coloured upholstery to choose from, it is the perfect addition to almost any space.
First released in 1958 as the perfect relaxing partner to the rest of the Eames's seminal 'soft pad' range of office chairs, which also included the EA208 and ES215 Chairs, the Designer Bench has built a reputation as one of their most adaptable designs. Like so many of his furniture pieces, there is a timeless, classic quality to the Designer Bench, meaning it looks as modern today as it did more than half a century ago. And with its eye-catching base structure, no home or business should be without one.
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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