Luxurious comfort

Comfort comes first with the Eames Executive Chair. Its seat has 4-1/2-inch-thick foam cushions; the back cushions are 3 inches thick. Armrests are well padded.

Adjustable seat height, tilt-swivel mechanism, and a five-star base add to the comfort. Available with casters or glides, the chairs can work well in a conference room, board room, conversation area, or behind a desk.


Close view of a black leather Eames Executive Chair, showing the thickly padded seat, back, and arms.
A 1960s-era photo showing black leather Eames Executive Chairs in the lobby of New York’s Time-Life Building.

The Time-Life Chair

Designers Charles and Ray Eames created the Executive Work Chairs—also known also as Time-Life chairs—in 1960. The chairs, along with the Eames walnut stools, took their places in the three ultramodern lobbies of the Time-Life Building.

Expansive options

Give this timeless design a high degree of personalization through expansive material choices. Among these is the luxurious feel of leather, in contract-grade or premium MCL Leather, a semi-aniline, dyed leather with 100 percent natural full grain. Color variations and surface marks are an inherent characteristic of this material, which will acquire wrinkles and creases and develop a rich patina over time.

To complement lighter materials, we offer powder coat finishes on the base and frame, along with traditional polished aluminum.

A white leather Eames Executive Chair viewed from the front and a black leather Eames Executive Chair viewed from the rear.