Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1956
Molded plywood, aluminum, mohair supreme
Made in USA by Herman Miller®
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman has become so recognizable that its configuration is a registered trademark. That form and the materials used to create it are an integral part of the experience the set delivers. Today, the chair and ottoman are available in two sizes, a variety of veneers, and a choice of leather upholstery options or Mohair Supreme, a plush, 100 percent Mohair textile. The same high level of quality and workmanship is guaranteed, regardless of the selection you make.
To provide additional choices for complementing a range of interiors, the chair and ottoman are offered in ebony-stained or white ash veneer shells. The ebonized version is available with a choice of black MCL Leather or one of several Mohair colors. White ash shells wrap cushions upholstered in a choice of MCL Leather options or one of several Mohair Supreme colors. The metal components of the white ash chair are finished in white to highlight the polished aluminum accents on the base.
Choose contract-grade or our MCL Leather, which possesses a striking balance among softness, durability, and color-fastness. MCL Leather is a premium, semi-aniline, dyed leather with 100 percent natural full grain. Color variations and surface marks are an inherent characteristic of this material, which will acquire wrinkles and creases and develop a rich patina over time.
An oiled finish is available for walnut and santos palisander veneers. It closely matches the look and feel of the finish used on the original rosewood chair, and will need to be maintained with periodic hand oiling. You can also choose the standard, high-performance lacquered plywood shell in all four wood veneers. The lacquered finish requires nothing more than dusting.
The comfort and support built into the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman help explain their enduring popularity. A dynamic blend of hand-craftsmanship and mass production techniques makes this possible.
The cushions will not flatten or clump over time. As Charles Eames described them, “The leather cushions do have built-in wrinkles to start with, but that is a clue that spells comfort to come, like the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt.” Each hide used for the cushions possesses variations that are a natural occurrence in leather, and each will age to reveal its own unique personality.
The seat is permanently tilted to take the weight off your lower spine and distribute it properly to the back of the chair. The lower cushion piece supports your lower back, so you feel relaxed. The angle supports your chest so that you can be comfortable as you read, watch a movie, or have a conversation.
The ottoman also provides a health benefit. Most of us sit or stand all day, so blood collects in the lower extremities. Resting your feet on the ottoman helps restore normal blood circulation.
standard height chair: 32.75" w | 32.75" d | 32" h | seat: 15" h
extended height chair: 32.75" w | 34.5" d | 34.25" h | seat: 15.25" h
ottoman: 26" w | 21.5" d | 17.25" h