An enduring Eames design
The lithe chairs of the Eames Aluminum Group have been a popular design since their introduction in 1958, and it’s no wonder. The graceful silhouette sits equally well in all kinds of home and workplace interiors. A wide range of material options allows a personalized look that, with its distinctive form, provides a statement of enduring design excellence wherever they are placed.
It’s uncanny how a chair designed in 1958 as outdoor seating still manages to look both classic and contemporary in twenty-first century interiors. The chairs’ clean, trim lines make them appropriate for all kinds of places, from homes to elegant offices to hip start-ups.
Aluminum Group chairs, upholstered in traditional fabric or leather, are ribbed at 1 7/8-inch intervals for a clean, refined appearance. In addition to powder coat finishes and polished aluminum, the base and frame is available in eggplant, an archival color that beautifully complements black leather upholstery.
Never being ones to favor style over substance, Charles and Ray Eames gave their design an innovative suspension that creates a firm, flexible “sitting pocket” that conforms subtly to the body’s shape. They created that suspension by stretching a continuous piece of seat-back upholstery tautly between lightweight aluminum side ribs.
Aluminum Group seat pads have layered construction with fabric or leather upholstery. Cygnus mesh is a self-contouring, flexing material available on Aluminum Group chairs to provide aeration, even weight distribution, and long-term comfort. Designed specifically for the Eames Aluminum Group, Cygnus is an elegant option.
Executive and management models have seat-height and tilt-swivel adjustments.
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. Chairs with the 4-star base come with glides that are easy on any floorcovering, while chairs with a 5-star base have a choice of casters for bare floors or carpeting.
With one-piece, curved aluminum side ribs and die-cast aluminum base, the chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move.