Eames Lounge Chair was born out of a desire to create a new classic. "Why don't we make an updated version of the old English club chair?" thought Charles Eames, and so began years of design work. The goal was to create a chair that combines ultimate comfort, the highest quality materials and first-class craftsmanship. The result was a light, elegant and modern lounge chair that is also very comfortable to sit on.
In addition to its original version, the chair is available in a new, larger model. Vitra developed the larger New Dimension version in close collaboration with the Eames Office so that taller people could also enjoy the exceptional comfort of the Eames Lounge Chair. The New Dimension version has a 5 cm higher backrest and a 4 cm deeper seat, compared to the original version.
Vitra has been making the chair with the same production methods since the 1950s. New, carefully considered materials have been added to the collection in close cooperation with the Eames Office.
The Eames Lounge Chair is upholstered in olive leaf tanned Premium F leather. The tanning agent extracted from the leaves of the Mediterranean olive trees is purely plant-based and environmentally friendly. The extract used for tanning is made from the leaves gathered as a by-product of the olive harvest, using the minimum amount of chemicals possible.
The lounge chair has a beautiful Santos Palisander frame and a polished aluminium base with black sides. This model is the larger New Dimension size. Eames Lounge Ottoman can be ordered separately.