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Eames® Lounge Chair & Ottoman

by Eames, from Herman Miller ® - Sale

eames® lounge chair & ottoman

eames® lounge chair & ottoman

Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1956
Molded plywood, aluminum, leather
Made in USA by Herman Miller

"Who would say that pleasure is not useful?" -Charles Eames

The Eames lounge chair and ottoman is the culmination of Charles and Ray Eames' efforts to create comfortable and handsome lounge seating by using production techniques that combine technology and handcraftsmanship. Its heritage goes back to the molded plywood chairs pioneered by the Eameses in the 1940s. The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are considered among the most significant and collectible furniture designs of the 20th century and are part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Charles Eames said his goal for the chair was the "warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt." Every one is a special refuge from the strains of modern living.

The first lounge chair and ottoman, produced in 1956, was a birthday gift for friend Billy Wilder, the Academy Award-winning film director, and it made its public debut on Arlene Francis' Home show, which later became the Today show.

With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the "Eames look."

Every lounge chair and ottoman manufactured since the original have received the same meticulous handcrafted attention. The rich veneer and supple leather suggest old-fashioned luxury translated into modern forms, setting an enduring standard for comfort and elegance. In addition, the lounge chair and ottoman are now available in a veneer called santos palisander, a lustrous veneer that has the same characteristics as the original rosewood, color and grain.

The chair has 6-inch thick urethane foam cushions and rich leather upholstery available in your choice of colors. The wood is harvested exclusively from sustainably managed forests and is available in a variety of finish options. All pieces are hand assembled with a built-in swivel mechanism.

standard height chair: 32.75" w | 32.75" d | 32" h | seat: 15" h
extended height chair: 32.75" w | 34.5" d | 34.25" h | seat: 15.25" h
ottoman: 26" w | 21.5" d | 17.25" h

$4,670.75 + free threshold delivery in the continental U.S.
(standard height walnut with black 2109 leather will ship approx january 28th 2021 - all other configurations please allow approx 20 weeks for this product to be manufactured and ship)


Husband and wife team Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames played a major role in the world of modern architecture and furniture, as well as working in industrial and graphic design, fine art, and film. Charles completed two years of study at Washington University in St. Louis. With his design and life partner Ray, he designed prize-winning furniture that expanded upon the wood molding techniques of Alvar Aalto. Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames began as an abstract expressionist painter, having graduated from Bennett Women's College in Millbrook, NY and later studying under Hans Hoffman while living in New York City. She co-founded the American Abstract Artists and has a painting in the Whitney museum's permanent collection.
Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with modern furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.





eames® lounge chair & ottoman

average rating: 4.5
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Loved my chair
, less than a week ago.
This wonderful chair was on my list to purchase for many years and I was so happy to finally get my hands on this set. Initially they were in my private office and I would rarely spend more than a few minutes seated and enjoyed the comfort and look. After awhile I took the set home and used them as my primary TV watching chair/ottoman and spent many hours over the years happy in my Eames lounge but then I started noticing the seat cushion was less supportive and I would start to feel the hard plywood shell underneath to the point that I would frequently have to shift my position to be comfortable. This went on for awhile until I finally became tired of it and stopped using the chair as my main chair to watch TV. I would love to have another lounge chair in a different wood finish and leather color but refuse to buy another based on my experience.
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Storied lounge chair and ottoman is worth every penny
, more than a month ago.
What can be said about this lounge chair and ottoman that has not already been said? It is destined to be remembered as one of the most important furniture designs in all of human history, regardless of era or style. It does not disappoint, being the most comfortable lounge chair I've ever experienced, suitable for relaxing for long periods without discomfort. A truly amazing design achievement by masters of modern design.
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A Modern Classic
, more than a month ago.
What else can be said about this fabulous pair that hasn't already been said? The sleek contours and cockpit feel hugs the body perfectly and it is a gorgeous addition or centerpiece to any room. I experienced no issues whatsoever throughout the order or delivery process and am glad to say this is one of the few times I can say I received 100% satisfaction!
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i couldn't be happier with my purchase
, more than a month ago.
i love my eames. super comfortable and the tall version is totally worth it. hive's support throughout the process was excellent. very responsive and helpful.
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Even BETTER after Hurricane Harvey!!
, more than a month ago.
We just received our two new EAMES loungers & ottomans! They are STUNNING!!
We lost my husband's father's original EAMES set purchased in 1957 in Hurricane Harvey. I couldn't forget the devastated look on my husband's face as he carried the destroyed set out to the ravaged pile of memories on the curb. It was as though he had lost his dad again. Friends suggested that I save money & get a " knock-off" EAMES.
But, the more I looked & read the horrible reviews , I couldn't stomach it.
I came across HIVE MODERN on the internet under HERMAN MILLER "Authorized Dealer" by chance.
They had & continue to have the most extensive selection of leathers for the EAMES. Aaron was kind enough to send leather AND wood veneer samples to us free.
I called a month later & placed the order for two (yes, I got one too!!) EAMES lounge & ottoman sets in the Avocado(vz24), open line leather with the Santos Palisander wood. It's the closest to the original Rosewood that we had. We opted for the extended height, as my husband is 6'1", and it is worth it! It sits a little higher off the floor & the headrest is perfect for both of us ( I'm 5'4").
I wish I could submit pictures of this GORGEOUS combination! The leather is a little stiffer and smoother than the other leather would be, but that's fine. We'll have many years to "break it in". The grain of the Santos is perfection & jumps out against the green leather.
The delivery company selected by HIVE MODERN, CEVA, was professional & very careful in unpacking & setting up the chairs in the den. They removed all of the packing materials too. The chairs arrived completely assembled & extremely well packed.
We are over the moon with our purchase & with our choice in HIVE MODERN.
Truly, there is no substitute for the ORIGINAL!
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