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eames® time-life executive chair

by Eames, from Herman Miller ®

eames® time-life executive chair

Design Charles & Ray Eames, 1969
Aluminum, upholstery
Made by Herman Miller

"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose." -Charles Eames

Charles and Ray Eames designed the Eames executive chairs in 1960 to grace the lobbies that they designed for the Time-Life Building in New York City. That's why some people call them Time-Life chairs. They were developed to meet the need for a comfortable chair that was smaller than the Eames lounge chair.

In 1972, chess grand master Bobby Fischer specifically requested the Eames executive chair while he competed in the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland. He said he could concentrate well in the chair. When opponent Boris Spaasky saw it, he refused to play until he got one, too.

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."

Exceptionally generous in size, the Eames executive chair features 4.5" thick cushions in the seat, 3" cushions for the back, padded arms along with seat height and tilt swivel options for added adjustability - unmistakable hallmarks of a chair steeped in rich tradition as well as elegant comfort. A perfect addition to any office, conference room, lounge, or board room.

chair with casters (wheels): 26.5" w | 19.5" d | 34.5" - 37.5" h | seat: 18" - 20" h | arms: 24.5" - 27.5" h
chair with glides: 26.5" w | 19.5" d | 34" - 37" h | seat: 15.5" - 18.5" h | arms: 23" - 26" h
warranty: 12 years

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Charles & Ray Eames have a major role in the world of modern architecture, furniture, art and film. Charles and Ray designed award winning furniture which expanded upon the wood molding inspiration of Alvar Aalto. Ray Eames began as an abstract expressionist painter and has a painting in the Whitney Museum permanent collection.
Herman Miller has become synonymous with “modern” furniture. George Nelson became creative director and brought in contemporaries Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Noguchi to produce a legendary furniture collection.


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