Eames Ottoman by Herman Miller
designed by Charles and Ray Eames
At A Glance:
The Eames Ottoman, with its companion Lounge Chair, is considered among the most significant and collectible furniture designs of the 20th century. The rich veneer and supple leather of this ottoman suggest old-fashioned luxury translated into modern forms, setting an enduring standard for comfort and elegance. The ottoman, along with the 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 truly one of the most famous and well-respected ottomans ever built, and it can be yours.
The Eames Lounge Chair can be purchased here.
What's to Like:
Everything. The rich leather, the elegant and groundbreaking molded plywood shell, the comfortable cushion, and the bright polished aluminum. Not to mention the historic nature of the ottoman's design, and the cultural cachet of the Eames name. Especially when paired with the Lounge Chair, this is the Emperor of all ottomans.
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. Also, you can feel free to get it separately from the Lounge Chair if you'd like - but it really does look great with the chair.
If you're looking for a modern classic, you can't buy a better ottoman 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.
- 17.25" h x 26" w x 21.5" d
- Seven-ply cherry or walnut veneer shell with leather upholstery
- Six-inch-thick urethane foam cushion
- Die-cast aluminum base, painted black with brightly polished aluminum trim
- Adjustable stainless steel glides
- Stock Leather
Chromium free and from Austria this stock Herman Miller leather is a winner for most. With a matte, soft feel this is the most popular leather used on Herman Miller upholstered items.
- MCL Leather
Italian by birth, MCL has a soft hand and natural touch with great performance; and it's easy on the earth. It will show more wrinkles over time and wear well. Avoid high-wear applications that require high cleanability and those which expose the leather to direct sunlight. It has a medium grain and shine and is a nice upgrade from the standard leather for the price.
- MCL Leather
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman are considered among the most significant and collectible furniture designs of the 20th century. The rich veneer and supple leather suggest old-fashioned luxury translated into modern forms, setting an enduring standard for comfort and elegance.
The chair has been on display for decades at museums like the Art Institute of Chicago, and New York's Museum of Modern Art, and the reams of scholarly, critical, and fan writing and correspondence is enormous. It's truly one of the most famous and well-respected chairs ever built, and now it can be yours through Smart Furniture and Herman Miller (Herman Miller secured the rights to sell Eames furniture, and there isn't a more fine or trustworthy furniture company out there).
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman can also be purchased together.
The Eames Ottoman's shell is one molded, curved plywood shell. The shell is 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).
Charles Eames' innovation in material selection is also apparent in the ottoman cushion. Instead of stapled or nailed upholstery, the cushion is sewn with a zipper around the outer edge that connects it to a stiff backing. The backing is adhered to the shell with hidden clips and rings. This design allows the visible veneer to be unmarred by screws or bolts. The Eames Ottoman has glides that are threaded so that the chair may remain level.
There's good reason that Herman Miller has stayed true to the same design that was thought up so long ago. To this day, it has a truly distinctive look. Read more about the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman's distinctive look.
The Herman Miller Eames Ottoman is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: ES670, ES671, ES67071.
Ottoman: 17.25" h x 21.5" d