Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Designers : Charles And Ray Eames
The lounge chair and ottoman have their origin in Charles and Rayâ€™s investigations into molding plywood and a desire to improve upon a familiar fixture in many living rooms: the lounge chair. Citing the English club chair as inspiration, Charles said he sought to design a modern version of that chair, one that had â€œthe warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt.â€ Almost immediately, the design became an icon of American design.
Own a True Icon of Modern Design
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 19th century club chair has not only endured for more than 50 years, it has become one of the most significant furniture designs of the 20th centuryâ€”instantly recognizable and enduringly fresh.
Like all classics, the chair and ottoman get better with age, in part because of how they are made. From the innovative hardware that fastens the cushions to the shells without marring the appearance of the wood to the fact that each piece continues to be assembled by hand, the combination of craft and manufacturing consistency results in pieces that are genuinely authentic.
Like all classics, the chair and ottoman get better with age. Both are hand-assembled with great attention paid to the details. Shells are 7-ply veneers. Cushions are individually upholstered and replaceable. The back braces and basesâ€”of both the chair and ottomanâ€”are die-cast aluminum. The chair base has a built-in swivel mechanism. Shock mounts are resilient natural rubber. Stainless steel glides are adjustable.
A Place of Rest
The ottoman also provides a health benefit. Most of us sit or stand all day, so blood collects in the lower extremities. Resting your feet on the ottoman helps restore normal blood circulation.
The cushions will not flatten or clump over time. As Charles Eames described them, "The leather cushions do have built-in wrinkles to start with, but that is a clue that spells comfort to come, like the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt." Each hide used for the cushions possesses variations that are a natural occurrence in leather, and each will age to reveal its own unique personality.
An oiled finish is available for walnut and santos palisander veneers. It closely matches the look and feel of the finish used on the original rosewood chair, and will need to be maintained with periodic hand oiling. You can also choose the standard, high-performance lacquered plywood shell in wood veneer. The lacquered finish requires nothing more than dusting.
Luxurious Comfort and Support
The comfort and support built into the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman help explain their enduring popularity. A dynamic blend of hand-craftsmanship and mass production techniques makes this possible
Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Products and Warranty Periods
12 years - All products sold under the Herman Miller brand including Aeron chairs; Eames aluminum group chairs, executive chair, soft pad chairs, table universal base, and table segmented base; Embody chairs; Caper chairs; Celle chairs; Claw round and square tables; Envelop desk; Envelope chair; Everywhere tables; Flo monitor support and dual monitor support; Full Round Table; H Frame credenza, coffee table, and side table; I Beam coffee table; Mirra and Mirra 2 chairs; Nelson pedestal table; Renew oval and rectangular sit-to-stand tables (2-year exception noted below); Sayl chairs; Scissor chair; Setu chairs; Sled base credenzas and pedestals; Sled chair; Tablet mount; Tu storage; Tuxedo sofa, bench, museum bench, club chair, ottoman, and settee are backed by our 12-year warranty, except as limited or described below.
5 years - AGL table; Ardea personal light; Bevel sofa group; Bolster sofa group; Capelli stool; Distil desk and table; Eames chaise, desk units, wire base elliptical table, Hang-It-All, lounge chair and ottoman (except white ash), molded fiberglass chairs and stools, molded plastic chairs and stools, molded plywood coffee table, rectangular coffee table, molded plywood folding screen, molded plywood lounge and dining chairs, molded wood side chairs and stools, sofa compact, storage units, two- and three-seat sofas, walnut stool, wire-base low table, and wire chairs; Flute personal light; Girard color wheel ottoman, environmental enrichment panels, hexagonal table, and splayed leg table; Goetz sofa; Hanging file folder; Nelson basic cabinet series, coconut chair, marshmallow sofa, miniature chests, pedestal stool, platform bench, platform bench cushion, swag leg group, thin edge buffet, thin edge cabinet, thin edge chest, x-leg table; Noguchi table and rudder table; Polygon wire table; Thrive cable management clip, Mobile CPU holder, desktop power outlet, HM Connect-S300, keyboard/mouse support, magazine holder, marker/eraser holder, pencil drawer; Tone Personal Light; Twist LED task light; Wireframe sofa, chair, and ottoman
3 years - Eames aluminum group outdoor, lounge chair and ottoman in white ash, table outdoor, and wire base low table outdoor; Nelson pedestal table outdoor
2 year - Air-Chair and Air-Table; Baguette table; Bombo stool; Branca chair and table; Central table; Chair first; Chair_One; Deja-vu chair, stool, and table; Folding Air-Chair; He Said chair; Lyra stool; Medici chair and chair outdoor; Osso chair; Paso Doble chair and stool; Renew Sit-to-Stand tables power leg access option; She Said chair and table; Spun chair; Steelwood chair, table, and stool; Stool_One, Table_One, Table_One Bistro, and Table_One Bistro Outdoor; Tavolo XZ3 table; Troy chair
1 year - Formwork
Our warranty covers everything including electrical components, casters, pneumatic cylinders, tilts, and all moving mechanisms. It recognizes the changing nature of work and the need for products that can stand up to continuous use. At studio johns, we work for a better world around you. Our products and our promise to stand behind their quality 100 percentage are designed to improve your environment whether it's an office, hospital, school, home, an entire building, or the world at large.
How to Schedule Service
If you need product service or repair, please contact us or our online store where you purchased your product. They will be able to make the final determination whether the issue is specifically covered under the warranty and eligible for replacement or repair.