When it was born in 1956 there was nothing like it, the design was completely new and today it is the great modern classic par excellence.
The most famous armchair in the world. Essential piece in the collection of the MOMA in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago as well as in residences, offices and spaces around the world. It has even been the subject of documentaries and books.
So popular that it has been one of the most copied pieces of furniture. I loved the phrase I once read about the Lounge Chair copies and it said "An armchair often copied and never duplicated." This is due to its production process. A couple of years ago I traveled to Germany to the Vitra factory and one of the things I most wanted to see was how a Lounge Chair is made, but even the distributors weren't allowed in to see exactly what the process of production. We were able to see the assembly process instead. Very simple and easy to assemble and disassemble, which makes it possible to replace any part that could be damaged by accident.
The finishes range from bases that can be with black sides and polished or fully polished edges. The carcasses can be in cherry, walnut or saints rosewood and finally the black, chocolate, brown or black skin.
My favorite is the most original and masculine of all: Base with black edges, palisander saints and black leather.
La lounge Chair as all original Eames are manufactured in the USA by Herman Miller and in Europe by Vitra and can be purchased through their official Distributors as Naharro.