Instantly recognizable, the Eames Lounge 670 Chair is a true design icon that is reminiscent of an old English Club chair. Luxurious and sophisticated, the chair's intelligent design sets new standards for the traditional club chair. It is lighter with more elegance and comfort. The chair is angled for relaxation, with cleverly positioned cushions to offer support where needed. Its classic yet modern frame is carefully crafted from high quality wood and upholstered in soft Italian leather. The five-point base is made from cast aluminium for lightness and stability. Now available in a special all-black version, you can enjoy a sleek and classic chair. Get the full Eames effect with the addition of the matching Eames 671 foot stool, sold separately.
The idea for the Eames Lounge Chair started with a simple question: Why don't we make an updated version of the old English club chair? With this thought, Charles Eames and his wife, Ray set about designing a chair that combined maximum comfort with the finest materials. The process took several years to perfect and the finished result was introduced on NBC's Home show broadcast in 1956. It was an instant success and became a benchmark for how a lounge chair should be. Sometimes known as the Eames 'Relax' Chair because of its undeniable comfort, it is one of the most significant designs of the 20th century.
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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