An enduring Eames design
The lithe chairs of the Eames Aluminium Group have been a popular design since their introduction in 1958, and it’s no wonder.
The graceful silhouette sits equally well in all kinds of home and workplace interiors.
A wide range of material options allows a personalised look that, with its distinctive form, provides a statement of enduring design excellence wherever they are placed.
It’s uncanny how a chair designed in 1958 as outdoor seating still manages to look both classic and contemporary in twenty-first century
The chairs’ clean, trim lines make them appropriate for all kinds of places, from classic and contemporary homes to elegant offices to hip start-ups.
Aluminium Group chairs, upholstered in traditional fabric or leather, are ribbed at 48mm intervals for a clean, refined appearance.
The Cygnus mesh option gives the chairs a lighter-scaled, translucent quality.
Charles and Ray Eames gave their design an innovative suspension that creates a firm, flexible “sitting pocket” that conforms
subtly to the body’s shape. They created that suspension by stretching a continuous piece of seat-back upholstery tautly between lightweight
aluminium side ribs.
Aluminium Group seat pads have layered construction with fabric or leather upholstery. Cygnus mesh is a self-contouring, flexing material available on Aluminium Group chairs to provide aeration, even weight distribution, and long-term comfort. Designed specifically for the Eames Aluminium Group, Cygnus is an elegant option.
Give this timeless design a high degree of personalisation through expansive material choices. Among these is the luxurious feel of leather, in contract-grade or premium MCL Leather, a semi-aniline, dyed leather with 100 percent natural full grain. Colour variations and surface marks are an inherent characteristic of this material, which will acquire wrinkles and creases and develop a rich patina over time.
To complement lighter materials, we offer powder coat finishes on the base and frame, along with traditional polished aluminium. Chairs with the 4-star base come with glides that are easy on any floor covering, while chairs with a 5-star base have a choice of casters for bare floors or carpeting.
With one-piece, curved aluminium side ribs and die-cast aluminium base, the chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move.