Organic Highback Chair

Designed by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940.

The Organic Highback Chair – extended backrest and longer, wider armrests. The Organic Highback Chair is also available in the original Organic Chair version, a small and comfortable reading chair – developed in 1940 for the competition 'Organic Design in Home Furnishings' organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With its sculptural shapes, the design was ahead of the times. But due to the absence of suitable manufacturing techniques, the armchair never went into production. Not until 1950 did it become possible to manufacture and market organically shaped seat shells in large quantities, as exemplified by Charles and Ray Eames's famous Plastic Armchair or Saarinen's Tulip Chair.

The Organic Conference version can be used as table seating. Please contact us with regards to fabric samples.Kvadrat Tonus fabric also available at price £1610.00, please see

Materials: Seat shell: laminated. Upholstery: polyurethane foam with fabric cover. Legs: black ash or natural oak.

Dimensions: W850 x H1070 x D785mm. SH 355mm


7-9 weeks

Vendor: Vitra

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