Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman
by Herman Miller

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Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

by Herman Miller
SKU# 563
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Designed by Charles and Ray Eames

A UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED FORM THAT BRINGS COMFORT AND STYLE TO INTERIORS EVERYWHERE.

When the set was introduced in 1956, there was nothing like it, and there is still nothing to equal it. The Eameses’ modern take on a nineteenth century club chair has not only endured for more than 50 years, it has become one of the most significant furniture designs of the twentieth century—instantly recognizable and enduringly fresh.

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Available in the traditional finishes of walnut and santos palisander - a more environmentally-friendly option that emulates the aesthetic of the original rosewood veneer.
Product Overview

Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

Introduced by two of the most influential designers of the 20th century, Charles and Ray Eames, the Herman Miller Eames Lounge chair has remained a modern design icon for over 60 years, setting an enduring standard for comfort and elegance. Lean and modern, playful and functional, sleek, sophisticated and beautifully simple, it epitomizes the “Eames look.” This is a chair that fits practically anywhere in your home, from the living room to the office, and in Charles' words, functions as “a special refuge from the strains of modern living.”

The most important aspect of the Eames Lounge Chair is undoubtedly how comfortable it is. The designers wanted the chair to have the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt, and in this regard the chair's aesthetic of comfort differed from the prevailing Spartan look of other modernist furniture of that era and still sets it apart today. Some of the chair's distinctive features include:

  • Flexing headrest and backrest
  • 7-layer plywood frame/shell with Walnut or Santos Palisander wood veneer
  • 6-in. thick urethane foam Cushions upholstered with rich leather
  • Die-cast aluminum back/bottom supports, die-cast aluminum swivel base

The timeless look of the Eames Lounge chair has earned it a spot in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and it makes a distinctive, luxurious addition to your home and office.

Designed for living

When they were conceptualizing the chair, Charles explained that the designers wanted it to have the “warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt.” As Charles and Ray’s home provided the backdrop for the couple’s gracious hosting of a famously eclectic group of friends and associates, providing “a special refuge from the strains of modern living,” so too the lounge chair and ottoman were conceived to provide welcoming comfort to the body.

The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman debuted on national television in 1956. Charles and Ray Eames appeared on the NBC television network Home show hosted by Arlene Francis. Stardom ensued for both design and designers. Yet, as popular as the lounge chair and ottoman have become, they remain grounded in the handcrafted details that continue to distinguish this classic, authentic design.

Environmental Benefits

All veneers used now on the chair and ottoman are from sustainably managed forests. We use 24% recycled materials in our chair and ottoman, which are 29% recyclable.

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Dimensions

Dimensions & Measurements

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Eames Lounge Chair Classic
Total Height: 32"
Seat Height: 15"
Width: 32.75"
Depth: 32.75"

Eames Lounge Chair Tall
Total Height: 34.5"
Seat Height: 15.25"
Width: 32.75"
Depth: 34"

Eames Ottoman
Total Height: 17.25"
Seat Height: 26"
Width: 21.5"

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  • Packaging Dimensions: 38.75” x 37.5” x 41.75”
  • Package Weight: 80 lbs
Product Options

    Product Options

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    Chair Size

    • Classic
    • Tall - Custom

    Shell Finish

    • Walnut
    • Santos Palisander
    • Oiled Walnut - Custom
    • Oiled Santos Palisander - Custom

    Fabric Color

    • Herman Miller Black Leather
    • MCL Leathers - Custom
    • Mohair Supreme - Custom
    • Customers Own Leather - Custom

Design Story

    PRODUCT DESIGN STORY

    Soft as a glove

    Eames lounge chair and ottoman were conceived to provide welcoming comfort to the body. Designed for living

    When they were conceptualizing the chair, Charles explained that the designers wanted it to have the “warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt.” As Charles and Ray’s home provided the backdrop for the couple’s gracious hosting of a famously eclectic group of friends and associates, providing “a special refuge from the strains of modern living,” so too the lounge chair and ottoman were conceived to provide welcoming comfort to the body.

    The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman debuted on national television in 1956. Charles and Ray Eames appeared on the NBC television network Home show hosted by Arlene Francis. Stardom ensued for both design and designers. Yet, as popular as the lounge chair and ottoman have become, they remain grounded in the handcrafted details that continue to distinguish this classic, authentic design.

    Embraced by the critics

    Part of the permanent collections at New York’s MoMA and the Art Institute of Chicago, the chair and ottoman have been the subject of documentary films and books; they were the sole subject of a museum show at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. They are featured prominently in television series and stylish movie interiors. Although the word “icon” is overused, it's exactly the right word in describing the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman.

    DESIGNERS

    Charles and Ray Eames

    A chair that looked like a potato chip. Another that resembled a “well-used first baseman’s mitt.” A folding screen that rippled...

    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.”

    That look and their relationship with Herman Miller started with molded plywood chairs in the late 1940s and includes the world-renowned Eames lounge chair, now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

    Charles and Ray achieved their monumental success by approaching each project the same way: Does it interest and intrigue us? Can we make it better? Will we have “serious fun” doing it.

    They loved their work, which was a combination of art and science, design and architecture, process and product, style and function. “The details are not details,” said Charles. “They make the product.”

    A problem-solver who encouraged experimentation among his staff, Charles once said his dream was “to have people working on useless projects. These have the germ of new concepts.”

    Their own concepts evolved over time, not overnight. As Charles noted about the development of the Molded Plywood Chairs, “Yes, it was a flash of inspiration,” he said, “a kind of 30-year flash.”

    With these two, one thing always seemed to lead to another. Their revolutionary work in molded plywood led to their breakthrough work in molded fiberglass seating. A magazine contest led to their highly innovative “Case Study” house. Their love of photography led to film making, including a huge seven-screen presentation at the Moscow World’s Fair in 1959, in a dome designed by their friend and colleague, Buckminster Fuller.

    Graphic design led to showroom design, toy collecting to toy inventing. And a wooden plank contraption, rigged up by their friend, director Billy Wilder for taking naps, led to their acclaimed chaise design.

    A design critic once said that this extraordinary couple “just wanted to make the world a better place.” That they did. They also made it a lot more interesting.

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    BRAND STORY

    Herman Miller® is a pioneer in the furniture industry, an innovator whose human-centered, problem-solving approach to design has introduced new ways of living and working for over 100 years. Environmentally-friendly design, lean manufacturing, ergonomics, the open office, even American modernism itself: Herman Miller and our designers have had a hand in shaping it all. In the spirit of our founder, D.J. De Pree, who established a willingness to abandon ourselves creatively to the influence of others, we’ve partnered with the world’s leading designers for generations—from midcentury icons George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and Alexander Girard to Michael Anastassiades, Scholten & Baijings, Yves Béhar, and more of today’s leading design minds. Our work with them continues to explore design as a method of change, and the enriching value authenticity brings to our lives. Together, we’re shaping the new kinds of spaces where people will live and work for years to come.

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