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Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller

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Designed and built by the genius duo of Charles and Ray Eames, sat in and admired by countless (and comfortable) people over the years, the Eames Lounge Chair is the ultimate lounge chair.
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Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller


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The Eames Lounge Chair from Herman Miller is truly one of the most iconic pieces of furniture on the market today. Rich leather upholstery combines with a groundbreaking molded plywood shell to offer a truly remarkable piece both in terms of style and comfort. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is the gold standard of the lounge chair. Whether you're looking for your home or office, the Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman offer everything you want in a lounge chair - iconic style, incredible comfort, and the durability to last for years. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman were designed by Charles and Ray Eames and are manufactured by Herman Miller.

Made with:

  • Seven-ply cherry or walnut veneer shells with leather upholstery
  • Six-inch-thick urethane foam cushions
  • Swivel mechanism built into the base
  • Die-cast aluminum back braces, base, and ottoman base painted black with bright polished aluminum trim
  • Natural rubber shock mounts
  • Adjustable stainless steel glides

Lounge Chair: 32.75" W x 32.75" D x 32" H

Ottoman: 17.25" H x 21.5"D

Charles and Ray Eames were pioneers, constantly looking for new materials for their innovative designs. The couple's first plywood chair - the Eames Lounge Chair Wood (LCW)-used a heavy rubber washer glued to the backrest of the chair and screwed to the lumbar support. These 'shock mounts' allow the backrest to flex slightly.This innovation is used in the design of the Eames Lounger. The backrest and headrest are screwed together by a pair of aluminum supports.

The Eames Lounge Chair is molded by three curved plywood shells. The shells are made with several thin layers of wood veneer adhered together and shaped under heat and pressure. The plywood and cushions are the shaped the same (i.e., composed of two curved forms interlocking to form a solid mass). The head rest and back of the Eames Lounger are proportional.

The Eames Lounger is suspended on the seat via two connection points in the armrests. The armrests are screwed to shock mounts on the interior of the backrest shell, allowing the backrest and headrest to flex when the chair is in use. This is part of the Eames' Chairs unusual design. The rubber washers are solidly glued to the plywood shells.

Charles Eames' innovation in material selection is also apparent in the seat cushions. Instead of stapled or nailed upholstery, cushions are sewn with a zipper around the outer edge that connects them to a stiff backing.

The back is adhered to the shells with hidden clips and rings. This design allows the visible veneer to be unmarred by screws or bolts. The Eames Lounge Chair has a low profile and set to recline. The Eames Lounger swivels on a cast aluminum base and has glides that are threaded so that the chair may remain level.