'Lounge Chair' and Ottoman (footstool) (1955)
Eames - 'Lounge Chair' and Ottoman (footstool) (1955)
Original rosewood frame.
Original aluminium base.
High quality aniline leather.
Assiduous attention to detail.
31,5” x 23,5” x 31,5” (w x d x h) 80cm
x 60cm x 80cm (WxDxH)
A modern classic Bauhaus design by Charles Eames: Lounge Chair and Ottoman (footstool).
Despite all discussions concerning the use of tropical timber, the Lounge Chair is only "real" with an original rosewood frame substructure. Caution: Some manufacturers for reasons of cost apparently use cheap laminated particle board. To "camouflage" it they just paint it in dark rosewood. It is no surprise that these "good pieces" then lose the color and literally dissolve themselves when they get wet (e.g. converted glass with drinks while watching television). Conclusion: stay away from vendors that use cheap wood!
When you purchase, you should also pay particular attention to the stability of the substructure. It is important that it is a stable, perfectly crafted high quality aluminum construction. Stability is of enormous importance for long life and comfort of use (no vibrations of the chair). Since the overall design of the seat, backrest and headrest has a relatively high weight, cheap constructions after some time may become a little bit 'wobbly' (fatigue, bent aluminum). Under heavy load it can also collapse and the "bending" of the whole construction can not be excluded.
Good quality manufacturers use aniline-dyed leather with a thickness of 1 - 1.5 mm.
The Lounge Chair with Ottoman (footstool) by Charles Eames can usually be ordered in different leather colors. Our tip: the Ottoman (stool) should also be ordered. From time to time there are sales promotions in which you can get the chair and stool as a set at a significantly reduced price. Subsequent re-orders of the Ottoman are usually more expensive. The chair has the dimensions of 80cm x 60cm x 80cm (WxDxH).
von Eliza F. Mayo
Gebundene Ausgabe - 128 S.
Erschienen: August 2002
Preis: EUR 9,26
ab EUR 20
von Brigitte Fitoussi
Gebundene Ausgabe - 80 S.
Erschienen: 1. April 2003
Preis: EUR 17,63
ab EUR 20
von Eames Demetrios
Taschenbuch - 240 S.
Erschienen: 1. Januar 2002
Preis: EUR 27,86
ab EUR 20
The first book to investigate the philosophy and driving
spirit behind the work of Charles and Ray Eames, "An
Eames Primer" offers an in-depth look at the couple's
prolific legacy--one that has placed them among the most
important American designers of the 20th century and at
the forefront of Modernism. 200 color illustrations.
Charles and Ray Eames, the husband-and-wife design team
who pioneered economical, mass-produced, curvilinear furniture,
created such familiar objects as their eponymous lounge
chair, often called a modern interpretation of a 19th-century
English club chair. This heavily illustrated company history,
a compilation of its major projects, begins with the duo's
molded-plywood experiments of the 1940s which spawned aircraft
parts, children's toys and folding screens. The book proceeds
through the '70s with functional furniture for homes and
offices as well as exhibition layouts, audio components,
houses designed with Eero Saarinen, graphics and slide shows.
Also spotlighted are the Eameses' movies, documentaries
ranging from illustrations of communication principles to
cultural explorations of Mexico and India. The Neuharts
are former colleagues of the Eameses.
eames - Katalogbuch.
Gebundene Ausgabe -
Erschienen: Dezember 1996
Vitra Design Museum
Preis: EUR 19,90
ab EUR 20
Das Buch über Charles und Ray Eames bietet einen Gesamtüberblick
der heute von Vitra in Lizenz produzierten Möbel. Die
einzelnen Möbel (von der Aluminium Group bis zum Fieberglas
Chair) werden kurz beschrieben und in vermassten Skizzen
Published on the occasion of a major international traveling
exhibition organized by the U.S. Library of Congress and
the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany (holders
of the two richest Eames collections in the world), this
comprehensive volume is a testament to the Eameses' belief
that good design could improve people's lives. From the
1940s to the 1970s, the prolific husband-and-wife team of
Charles and Ray Eames designed furniture, buildings, exhibitions,
and interiors, and made films. They are perhaps best known
for the form-fitting chairs that were mass-produced using
the same techniques the Eameses developed in their first
apartment. Taking a multifaceted approach to their multifaceted
careers, this comprehensive, clothbound volume with French
folds includes a filmography, making clear the pair's profound
influence on the visual vernacular of the 20th century.
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