Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Side Chair
designed by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance:
This side chair from the Eames Aluminum Group incorporates all of the elements of other Aluminum Group pieces but in a more minimal, basic piece. Like other pieces from the Eames Aluminum Group this Armless Side Chair features a lightweight aluminum frame with suspended fabric upholstery. This Armless Side Chair with fabric upholstery will fit in almost any environment, from an office or conference room to a dining room or even occasional seating in a living room. The fabric upholstery options give you the flexibility to choose a lighter, more playful chair or a more subdued and traditional piece. First introduced with the rest of the Eames Aluminum Group in 1958, this versatile Armless Side Chair remains a classic of mid-century and modern design.
Also available with leather upholstery.
And available with arms.
See the entire Eames Aluminum Chair Group.
What's To Like:
The Eames Aluminum Side Chair is an attractive and refined piece of occasional seating - we love its easy ability to transition from the meeting table, to the office, to the living room, without looking out of place in any of those spaces. Plus, we're just suckers for polished aluminum.
What's Not To Like:
In the office, this chair would be harder to move than others because it doesn't have casters. Once in place, it would be a great fit - and in the home, you don't have to worry about needing casters.
The Bottom Line:
Wherever you use the Eames Aluminum Side Chair, it's going to mesh well with most design schemes; the colors are muted and the materials fit well in nearly any environment. Use it anywhere you anticipate good conversation and inspiring ideas - and anywhere you'd just like to think for a while. Always comfortable and always beautiful, it's a chair anyone can enjoy.
- Overall: 34" h x 23" w x 18" d
- Seat height: 18.5"
- Seat width: 20.5"
- 4-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 Side Chair is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: EA306.F
About the Designer
Charles and Ray Eames
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 wire chair and the aluminum 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.
About the Manufacturer
Herman Miller Authorized Retailer
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.
Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Materials & Measurements
Lightweight aluminum frame with suspended upholstery.Dimensions:
Overall: 34" h x 23" w x 18" d
Seat height: 18.5"
Seat width: 20.5"Upholstery Materials
- Slideshow: 56 percent recycled polyester, 44 percent polyester
- Moire: 100 percent recycled polyester
- Railroad: 100 percent recycled polyester
- Cygnus: 69 percent elastomeric, 31 percent polyester
Aluminum Group chairs are made of 67 percent recycled materials and are 90 percent recyclable at the end of their useful life.
Herman Miller's Design Protocol
Herman Miller's commitment to corporate sustainability naturally includes minimizing the environmental impact of each of our products. Herman Miller's Design for the Environment team (DfE) applies environmentally sensitive design standards to both new and existing Herman Miller products, utilizing the McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol.
Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol goes beyond regulatory compliance to thoroughly evaluate new product designs in three key areas:
- Material Chemistry and Safety of Inputs: What chemicals are in the materials we specify, and are they the safest available?
- Disassembly: Can we take products apart at the end of their useful life, to recycle their materials?
- Recyclability: Do the materials contain recycled content, and more importantly, can the materials be recycled at the end of the product's useful life?