“Function influences, but does not dictate, form.”
In 1940 the Museum of Modern Art in New York organized the ‘Organic Design in Home Furnishings’ competition for which the Organic Reading chair was designed.
Due to the lack of suitable manufacturing techniques. the Organic chair did not go into production until 1950.
Saarinen and Eames were both believers in simplicity, comfort, elegance and affordability, without compromise, in their designs.
The Organic Chair is part of MoMA’s permanent collection.
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The Organic chair is designed to mimic the natural position in which an individual is seated. Amply padded with polyurethane foam, the soft, organic cotton will welcome the individual in a bucket-like embrace. Wide armrests and a high backrest offers the individual ample support. The organic chair offers a biomorphically shaped seat shell that conforms to the individual.
Legs: Natural oak
Padding: Polyurethane foam
Upholstery: 100% organic cotton with a Martindale durability test score rating of 10 000 rubs; Pilling: 3; Lightfastness: 6
Seat height: 35cm
Armrest height: 62cm
Carrying weight: 140kg
Weight as shipped: 10kg
Fabric upholstery: Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the fabric looking its best and will prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the fabric and also reduce its dirt-retardant properties. Vacuum frequently, ideally every other week, at half power. Wipe the fabric with a dry or moist (but not soaking) cloth. May also be vacuum cleaned with a soft brush. Keep fabric away from direct sunlight and extreme heat.
Stain removal: Act quickly. Remove any liquids with an absorbent napkin or cloth. Gently scrape away any residue with a spoon. Vacuum away any loose particles. Remove non-greasy stains by carefully dabbing with a lint-free cloth or sponge wrung out in warm water. Edge marks can be avoided by dabbing gently in circular motions towards the centre of the stain with a clean lint-free cloth. Remove greasy stains by using appropriate detergents or solvents. Always test stain-removal agents on an inconspicuous area first to see if there is any effect on the fabric.
Allow the fabric to dry fully before resuming use. Low-intensity use of a hairdryer may avoid enduring edge marks.
Professional cleaning: Use a reputable service provider. A pH-neutral carbon dioxide cleaning solution is recommended as it avoids the use of soap. Appropriate maintenance and regular cleaning can prolong the textile’s life. Regular maintenance and cleaning removes dirt before it settles in the fabric and damages the fibers. Upholstered furniture in normal commercial use should be cleaned professionally at least twice a year. Upholstered furniture in private households should be cleaned professionally once a year.
Wood: 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 furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. We recommend that wood 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.