Herman Miller Eames Tall Lounge Chair and Ottoman White Ash
by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance:
This is the White Ash edition of the classic Tall Eames Lounge Chair, featuring crisp, modern white ash veneer and pearl white, ivory, or almond MCL leather.
The Eames Tall Lounge Chair is an extended version of probably the most famous mass produced piece of American furniture, The Eames Lounge Chair. Designed and built by the genius duo of Charles and Ray Eames, sat in and admired by countless (and comfortable) people over the years, this is the ultimate lounge chair.
Featuring an overall height that is 2 ½" higher (the seat height is the same) and a seat depth that is 1 ¾" greater, the Tall Eames Lounge is a friendly resting place. Americans were much smaller in the 50s than we are today, so this size update is welcome. Best of all? The expanded size (and expanded comfort) comes with no additional cost.
What's to Like:
Everything. The rich leather, the elegant and groundbreaking molded plywood shell, the intense comfort, and the beautiful ottoman. Not to mention the historic nature of the chair and the design, and the cultural cachet of the Eames name. No modern recliner is more comfortable, and no piece of furniture is more beautiful or more justly famous. This is the Emperor of all lounge chairs.
What's Not to Like:
This is an expensive piece, and very fine one. It's worth every penny, but that's a lot of pennies.
Now the best lounge chair ever designed is a fit for those of us who aren't the size of Keebler Elves. The Eames Tall Lounge Chair carries the same Herman Miller warranty, is built with the same exacting care, and is still the best lounge chair for your home. This is the absolute creme de la creme, made by the greatest design team of all time, produced by the best furniture company in America.
The classic Eames Lounge Chair has been on display for decades at museums like the Art Institute of Chicago and New York's Museum of Modern Art. It's one of the most famous and well-respected chairs ever built, and now it can be yours.
The Herman Miller Eames Tall Lounge Chair and Ottoman White Ash is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: ES67071TRET.
When it comes to iconic furniture, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman stands alone. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames and revealed to the public on national television in 1956, furniture enthusiasts have continued to flock to the Eames Lounge's clean lines, supple leather, and smooth veneers for the past six decades. Owning an Eames Lounge means more than just having a chair to sit in; it's owning a piece of history. To prove it, the Eames Lounge is on permanent display at the Modern Museum of Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Despite its prodigious popularity, one complaint has beleaguered the Eames Lounge, especially in the last few years: its smaller size. While perfect for people between 5'2" and 5'10"—much more common in the 1950s than today—anyone taller will find the original size a bit lacking. The problem resides in the seat depth and backrest height—it just doesn't accommodate rangier people. Herman Miller was able to identify the problem, and as a solution, they developed the Eames Tall Lounge and Ottoman. This new model has all of the same sinuous curves and plush cushions as the original Eames Lounge except with a deeper seat and taller headrest. Sometimes, in the course of human history, it's necessary to improve on good designs. Tall friends rejoice! You, also, can now reap the comfort and aesthetic benefits that the Eames Lounge provides by purchasing the new Eames Tall Lounge Chair and Ottoman!