Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair Fabric Upholstery designed by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance: The Eames Aluminum Group Chairs were originally designed to function both indoors and outdoors, but they soon transitioned to solely indoor pieces. At first glance, it is easy to see why - these pieces are as much art as they are pieces of furniture, and when something looks this good you don't keep it outside. Added to make the chair even more comfortable is the ottoman, which comes in handy when you use the chair like a recliner (as you should). Because the seat of the chair is the same size as the other chairs in the series, you need a place to rest your legs when you're reclining. The ottoman looks just as beautiful as the chair, with the same materials, and it features the same suspension techniques used in the lounge chair.
The Lounge Chair features an exposed, lightweight aluminum frame like other pieces from the Aluminum Chair group and has a high back and reclined position for a sitting position that encourages you to relax rather than work. The frame supports the suspended upholstery, available in your choice of a variety of fabric options. These fabric options are a more affordable alternative to the more traditional leather upholstery options.
What's To Like: The Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair is clearly meant for rest and relaxation. A chair to watch movies and television in, to read in, or to simply take a nap. The Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair is the perfect fit for any modern living room. The ottoman that comes with it, built in the same classic style as the chair itself, is a beautiful complement, both in terms of comfort and style. This is a chair that looks great, feels good, and is at home in nearly any setting. One adjustment to the chair that makes it more comfortable than other Aluminum Group chairs is the extra curve in the back, for natural support and extended comfort.
What's Not To Like: In the office, this chair would really only be of use in particularly luxurious, or particularly large, offices. The kind of office where you could nap without being disturbed, for instance. Depending on your business, it could be an interesting addition to the lobby area, where customers or clients might enjoy it. But in general, this is a design that's limited to the home, not the corporate office.
The Bottom Line: Wherever you use the Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair, it's going to keep you comfortable and in style. And that describes the perfect lounge chair. It also meshes well with most design schemes; the colors are muted and the materials fit well in nearly any environment. But this chair could also work in your bedroom, or in your kids' room or guest room; anywhere where someone might want to take a break from their day and simply relax, read, or think. Always comfortable and always beautiful, it's a chair anyone can enjoy.
Overall: 33.75" h x 24.13" w x 28.5" d
Seat height (front): 17.5"
5-star aluminum base, lightweight aluminum frame
Slideshow: 56 recycled polyester, 44 polyester
Moire: 100 recycled polyester
Railroad: 100 recycled polyester
Cygnus: 69 elastomeric, 31 polyester
The Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: EA316, EA333, EA338
Charles and Ray Eames are perhaps the most celebrated designers of the 20th century. Married in 1941, the Eames duo are responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed furniture designs of the modern era. Amongst their most famous designs are the molded plywood chair, the aluminum chair group, and the soft pad chair group. Although they are most often remembered today for their furniture designs with partner Herman Miller, the Eameses engaged in artistic expression across a broad range of mediums- including architecture and filmmaking.
Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.
In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.
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Service includes delivery of high value, large, extremely heavy and or extremely fragile items. Delivery is made to your room of choice and includes unpacking, 15-30 minutes of light assembly and debris removal. Deliveries are generally made within 3-10 days from the time your order ships, and occur Monday through Friday. After hours and weekend deliveries can also be arranged upon request. Day and time specific delivery appointments are required, and someone must be present to receive the order.