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Lounge Chair & Ottoman

Replica

Charles & Ray Eames
1956
Eames Lounge Chair With Black leather and Rosewood

Lounge Chair & Ottoman

Replica

Charles & Ray Eames
1956
The Eames Chair WIth Matching Foot stool side view
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016, 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.

One of the most recognised designs of the 20th century 

Back View Of The Eames lounge Chair
The Eames Chair WIth Matching Foot stool side view

Based on a prototype exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art’s “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition in 1940, models 670 & 671 was the Eames’s most constructionally complex chair and their first design for the luxury end of the market. 

Designed especially for their friend, director Billy Wilder, it made a famous TV appearance on the Arlene Francis Show in the USA that same year, which catapulted the design to national and then worldwide attention. 

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman are part of the permanent collection on display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. 

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Classic Comfort

Luxurious feel. The chair has 150mm thick urethane foam cushions and rich leather upholstery.

A place to relax. The contours of the seat and high back welcome the individual, and a swivel mechanism is built in.

Quality and Craftsmanship
Attention to detail. All pieces are hand assembled. Durable construction. Shells are seven-ply cherry, natural cherry, or walnut veneer; the base and back braces are die-cast aluminium.
Charles & Ray Eames
Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important figures of twentieth-century design. After their marriage in 1941, they moved to Los Angeles, where together they began experimenting with techniques for the three-dimensional moulding of plywood. The aim was to create comfortable chairs and they believed strongly that good design should be affordable to all. Their work spans the fields of furniture design, filmmaking, photography and exhibition design.
“Why don’t we make an updated version of the old English club chair?”
With this comment, Charles Eames initiated the development of the Lounge Chair, a process that would take several years.
Product Literature
The three wooden shells of the Lounge Chair are each cut from a single sheet of seven-ply selected rosewood veneer plywood and formed in a hot-press metal die. Each of the shells feature a curved shape and are connected with visible elements. The seven inner plies of plywood are exposed on the edges. After sanding, the shells are hand-rubbed with wax. The chair itself is fixed on a pedestal with a five-prong base (the ottoman, by contrast, is supported by a four-prong base) manufactured from die-cast aluminium. There are three soft cushions fashioned from the finest leather, as well as cushions on the arm-rests of the chair. The back of the seat is set to a 15 degree recline, providing ultimate comfort when sitting down. Our reproductions of the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman stay true to the specifications and detail of the original design. The base of the Chair and Ottoman is available in either plain stainless steel or with a black powder coating.
Product Materials

Chair frame/shell: Cherry, rosewood or walnut veneer plywood connected with die cast aluminium or powder coated stainless steel 

Chair legs or base: 5 star diecast aluminium or powder coated stainless steel 

Chair upholstery: Top grain Italian leather. Leather is a natural product – some variation may occur 

Chair padding: 150mm urethane foam cushions 

Ottoman frame/shell: Cherry, rosewood or walnut veneer plywood 

Ottoman base: 4 star die-cast aluminium or powder coated stainless steel 

Ottoman upholstery: Top grain Italian leather. Leather is a natural product – some variation may occur 

Ottoman padding: 150mm urethane foam cushion 

Product Dimensions

Chair:  

Height: 78.5cm 

Width: 86cm 

Depth: 87.5cm 

Seat Height: 39.5cm 

Carrying capacity: 130kg 

 

Ottoman: 

Height: 43.5cm 

Width: 65.5cm 

Depth: 54.5cm 

Weight as shipped: 35kg

Care Instructions

LeatherOccasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a  colourless  eraser. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush.

Make sure that your leather furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. In addition, we recommend that leather surfaces are not permanently exposed to intense sunlight, because direct sunlight over an extended time period can diminish the quality of the leather.

Leather can be treated occasionally with conditioners to keep it in its original state. Liquid spills should be blotted up immediately, not wiped. For daily cleaning, dust leather with a soft cloth.

Wood veneer:   Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction  of the wood grain. Clean the surface  periodically  with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture.  Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off. Make sure that your  wood veneer  furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle.  We recommend that  wood veneer products should  not  be  exposed to intense sunlight  for prolonged periods of time as  ultra-violet rays may eventually damage the finish.

Do not use an abrasive material on the  wood veneer.

Metal: Do not use an abrasive material on the metal. Clean the item with a mild detergent and water. Dilute in the mild detergent in water so it is not too harsh on the metal. You can dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in the solution or a non-abrasive pad and use it to scrub off any residue or dirt on the item. Scrub the item with a soft toothbrush or a non-abrasive pad. Dry any residual moisture with a soft, dry cloth. 

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