The Aluminium Chair is one of the greatest furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames originally designed it in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus (Indiana, USA). For the construction of this chair, the designer couple abandoned the principle of the seat shell, instead stretching a panel of fabric or leather between two aluminium side members to create a taut but elastic seat. The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is exceedingly comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery.
Designed by Charles & Ray Eames, 1958.
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Backrest and seat: chair with medium high backrest. Upholstery in Hopsak and Leather, high frequency welded, or Netweave. Side profiles and clamping bracket in die-cast aluminium. Armrests in die-cast aluminium. Base: die-cast aluminium four-star base.
Optional: backrest cover available in leather for an additional charge.
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