Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Introduced in 1956

Summary

Charles Eames, co-designer of this chair, felt it had "a sort of ugliness" about it--although he conceded that "it has apparently given a lot of pleasure to people." In production since 1956, it is one of the most recognizable pieces of 20th Century furniture--a design that meshes elemental luxury with the finely honed simplicity of Charles and Ray Eames' best work.

Charles Eames, co-designer of this chair, felt it had "a sort of ugliness" about it--although he conceded that "it has apparently given a lot of pleasure to people." In production since 1956, it is one of the most recognizable pieces of 20th Century furniture--a design that meshes elemental luxury with the finely honed simplicity of Charles and Ray Eames' best work.

Artifact

Armchair

Subject Date

1956

Creators

Eames, Charles 

Eames, Ray 

Herman Miller, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Zeeland 

Creator Notes

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller, Inc. in Zeeland, Michigan.

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

86.22.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Leather
Rosewood (Wood)
Plywood
Steel (Alloy)

Color

Black (Color)
Brown

Dimensions

Height: 34 in  (chair)

Width: 33 in  (chair)

Depth: 35 in  (chair)

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