Created in 1956, it is now a classic in the history of modern furniture. The original design featured dark wood veneer and leather upholstery and was inspired by the traditional English club chair. This iconic chair is now produced by Vitra with the same care and precision for more than 50 years – its design remains as cutting edge today as it ever was.

 

Combining the ultimate comfort with high quality materials and workmanship, the Eames Lounge Chair is of the highest standard. Available in a number of wood finishes including Santos Rosewood, Cherry and Walnut, partnered with stunning leather in a selection of colour finishes. A lighter finish was introduced a few years ago, a collaboration between Vitra, Hella Jongerius and the Eames Office. The chair was finished in a white pigmented walnut and paired with snow white leather, giving the classic chair a more feminine feel.

 

 

Each Lounge Chair is made by hand at the factory in Weil-am-Rhein - you can even watch them constructing the chairs in the new Atelier. The idea of the Lounge Chair Atelier is to allow the general public gain a real time glimpse into part of the workshop and the production process, and experience the craftsmanship that goes into making a design classic.

 

The Lounge Chair Atelier opens up various perspectives: from its use of natural materials to individual production steps right through to the longevity and sustainability of the Lounge Chair. In the VitraHaus our customers can select their preferred variant of the Lounge Chair & Ottoman and then follow the construction of their unique version there and then. It will then be delivered to your home!

 

You can watch a video of the Eames Lounge Chair being made here.