Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair
by Herman Miller

$ $1,675.00 + Free Shipping

Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair

by Herman Miller
SKU# 139
Herman Miller Authorized Retailer
$ $1,675.00 + Free Shipping

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames

ELEGANCE IN FORM AND TECHNIQUE

The graceful silhouette sits equally well in all kinds of home and workplace interiors. Originally commissioned as outdoor seating in 1958, the Eames Aluminum Group has been in demand ever since.

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    Standard Leather
    Chromium free and with a matte finish, this soft leather is detailed with a lightly embossed grain pattern and faint shine.

    MCL Leather
    With 100% natural full grain and medium shine, MCL leather has a soft feel with great performance and durability.

    Dream Cow Leather
    This full grain European cowhide combines medium shine with a gentle feel.

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    Manual seat height adjustment:
    The seat is raised by turning a knob under the back of the seat.

    Pneumatic lift:
    Includes a lever is to the side of the chair's chassis to allow you to raise and lower the chair at will.

    Product Overview

    Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair

    Charles and Ray Eames first began designing their Aluminum Group suite in 1958 as a special project for Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard. The Aluminum Group Management Chair was originally designed to go outdoors — but with its sweeping clean lines and classic construction, it's now more suited to indoor workspaces. The Management Chair's features include:

    • Innovative comfort suspension.
    • Customizable upholstery.
    • Easy-to-use adjustments.

    The simple aesthetic of the Aluminum Group gives the family of chairs versatility. Fill your corporate conference rooms with the Management Chairs, or use them around a modern dining room table for an iconic 1950s look. The options are endless.

    Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair Features

    The Aluminum Group Management Chair's many features create a seat that's as uniquely stylish as it is comfortable. Here are just a few:

    Innovative Comfort Suspension

    The chair's seat and back form a continuous curve and flexible pocket-style seat that allows the sitter to settle comfortably.

    Upholstery Options

    Choose between classic leather or vinyl, or opt for a brightly colored or patterned fabric that accents your current decor.

    Easy Adjustments

    From a tilt-lock feature to an optional pneumatic height function, the Management Chair can be easily adjusted to suit the user's body and posture preferences.

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    Dimensions

    Dimensions & Measurements

    • Overall Height: 34"
    • Overall Width: 20.75"
    • Seat Height: 17" to 19.75"
    • Seat Depth: 18"

     

    Packaging Dimensions:

    36" x 26" x 26"

    Package Weight:
    39 lbs.

    Assembly Required:
    No

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      Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair Product Brochure

      Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair Features

      The Aluminum Group Management Chair's many features create a seat that's as uniquely stylish as it is comfortable. Here are just a few:

      Innovative Comfort Suspension
      The chair's seat and back form a continuous curve and flexible pocket-style seat that allows the sitter to settle comfortably.

      Upholstery Options
      Choose between classic leather or vinyl, or opt for a brightly colored or patterned fabric that accents your current decor.

      Easy Adjustments
      From a tilt-lock feature to an optional pneumatic height function, the Management Chair can be easily adjusted to suit the user's body and posture preferences.

      Pneumatic Lift
      The pneumatic lift and tilt-swivel mechanism allow you adjust the chair to suit your needs.

    Design Story

      PRODUCT DESIGN STORY

      A major technical achievement

      Aluminum Group chairs began as a challenge among legendary designers. Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard were designing the Columbus, Indiana, home of industrialist J. Irwin Miller. They wanted a high-quality seating product for outdoor use and asked Charles and Ray Eames to develop one.

      Known for their honest use of materials, the Eameses constructed their chairs with cast aluminum and a seat frame meant to support a stretched synthetic mesh. The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell.

      Those chairs became the Aluminum Group, which Herman Miller began manufacturing in 1958. And while they have been in continuous demand, the line has changed and grown over the years. The original mesh meant for outdoor use was discontinued, along with the 4-star base and painted arms on the early designs.

      In 2001, we introduced a new mesh material for the Aluminum Group. Called Cygnus, it is similar to the Aeron Chair’s Pellicle fabric in its aeration and translucent qualities. The lounge and side chair models are again available in the 4-star base, a look that is particularly appropriate for the home.

      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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