Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller. Introduced by two of the most influential designers of the 20th century, Charles and Ray Eames, the Herman Miller Eames Lounge chair has remained a modern design icon for over 60 years, setting an enduring standard for comfort and elegance. Lean and modern, playful and functional, sleek, sophisticated and beautifully simple, it epitomizes the Eames look. This is a chair that fits practically anywhere in your home, from the living room to the office, and in Charles’ words, functions as a special refuge from the strains of modern living. The most important aspect of the Eames Lounge Chair is undoubtedly how comfortable it is. The designers wanted the chair to have the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt, and in this regard the chair’s aesthetic of comfort differed from the prevailing Spartan look of other modernist furniture of that era and still sets it apart today. Some of the chair’s distinctive features include: Flexing headrest and backrest 7-layer plywood frame/shell with cherry, walnut or Palisander veneer 6-in. thick urethane foam Cushions upholstered with rich leather Die-cast aluminum back/bottom supports, die-cast aluminum swivel base The timeless look of the Eames Lounge chair has earned it a spot in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and it makes a distinctive, luxurious addition to your home and office. An Official Herman Miller Retailer We’re an authorized Herman Miller retailer. This means we’re official. We sell new factory-direct Eames chairs complete with Herman Miller’s own 12-year warranty. You can purchase confidently from Office Designs knowing you’ll be receiving genuine Herman Miller product. Eames Lounge has a 5-year Warranty Our Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman come with a 5-year Herman Miller warranty. This warranty is a promise that the Eames Lounge Chair lives up to the highest standards in the industry. If for some reason the chair fails to live up to this standard, Herman Miller will ship and repair it at no cost to you. To learn more read the Herman Miller Warranty (PDF). Environmental Benefits All veneers used now on the chair and ottoman are from sustainably managed forests. We use 24% recycled materials in our chair and ottoman, which are 29% recyclable. About the Manufacturer: Herman Miller Founded in 1923 and recognized today throughout the world as an innovator in office and residential furniture design, Herman Miller has been ranked since 1986 among the top ten in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the 500 most admired companies. Their pioneering research into producing environmentally responsible furniture has earned them GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certification for most of their products. Aesthetically, many of Herman Miller’s iconic designs, particularly from the 1940s and 1950s, are valuable collector’s items and on permanent display in museums such as the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Smithsonian Institution. In 1933, new furniture designs created by Herman Miller designer Gilbert Rohde exhibiting the smooth lines and unembellished shapes of the emerging mid-century modern furniture style were exhibited at the Chicago World’s Fair. In 1944, Rohde’s successor George Nelson designed such enduring icons as the Platform bench, and was famously responsible for teaming the company with such influential design artists as Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi and Charles and Ray Eames. Charles Eames, widely regarded as a genius in contemporary furniture design, produced one of Herman Miller’s most successful products in 1956, the elegant Eames Lounge chair. In 1994, Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf introduced a new office chair called Aeron (derived from the word aeration, which describes how the mesh suspension promotes comfort), which became an immediate worldwide success and earned a spot in the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as well. Today, Herman Miller continues to attract world-famous designers like Jeff Weber, Jerome Caruso, the Studio 7.5 Design Team in Berlin, Yves Behar, Mark Goetz and many more. If the purpose of design is to solve problems, and the relationship between design and business is synergistic, then Herman Miller today continues to be in the vanguard of design as a fundamental part of strategic planning.