Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller® "A special refuge from the strains of modern living." — Charles Eames
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman are instantly recognizable. The subject of
documentaries and books, part of the permanent collections of major art museums,
the lounge chair and ottoman provide both sophisticated style and luxurious comfort
in your home.
Comfort Always Comes First
The lounge chair has been described as a 20th century interpretation of a 19th century
English club chair. The seat is angled to take the weight off the base of your spine; the
lower back piece supports your lower back. The angle of the upper back piece that
supports your chest allows you to move around comfortably while you're sitting.
For information on the classic Eames Recliner and Ottoman in White Ash Veneer or Ebony,
see Related Products below.
Chair priced here in Herman Miller Category 9 Leather, Category 11
(Maharam Prone Leather) and Category P Mohair Fabric (Slate, Rich Chocolate, Peat, Lupine, Armory only). For a larger leather selection,
call Design Quest.
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Unparalleled Craftsmanship Herman Miller still assembles the chair and ottoman by hand, with 7-ply wood
veneer shells. The leather-covered cushions are individually upholstered and each
can be replaced if necessary. The back braces are die-cast aluminum. The chair base has a
built-in swivel mechanism.
Herman Miller has revived an oiled finish for two of the available wood veneers—walnut
and santos palisander—that closely match the look and feel of the finish used on
the original chair and ottoman. Just like the original oiled finish, it will need to be maintained
with periodic hand oiling. You can also choose the standard, high-performance lacquered finish, which requires
nothing more than dusting.
Details to Help You Order
Materials—No two products made of natural materials look exactly alike and they will change color with
age. Veneer: The lighter the stain, the more you'll see of the grain. Santos palisander
has an exuberant grain pattern; this can become a significant design element.
Shells—Lounge chair seat and back and ottoman have molded veneer shells. Cushions—Both chair and ottoman
have 6"-thick foam cushions.
Swivel—Chair has a swivel mechanism.
Base—Chair has 5-star black-enameled base with polished aluminum trim. Ottoman has a 4-star black-enameled base with polished aluminum trim.
Glides—Chair and ottoman are available adjustable glides for hard floors or carpet.
Dimensions: Classic Size:
Chair: 32.75w x 32.75d x 32"h back/15"h seat
Ottoman: 21.5w x 21.5d x 17.25"h Tall Size:
Chair: 32.75w x 34.5d x 34.5"h back/15.25"h seat
Ottoman: 26w x 21.5d x 17.25"h
The Design Story
The Eames lounge chair and ottoman is the culmination of Charles and Ray Eames' efforts to
create comfortable and handsome lounge seating by using production techniques that
combine technology and handcraftsmanship. Its heritage goes back to the molded
plywood chairs pioneered by the Eames in the 1940s, and it's part of the permanent
collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Charles Eames said his goal for the chair was the "warm, receptive look of a well-used
first baseman's mitt." Every one is a special refuge from the strains of modern living.
Herman Miller® is a pioneer in the furniture industry, an innovator whose human-centered, problem-solving
approach to design introduced new ways of living and working for over 100 years. Environmentally-friendly
design, lean manufacturing, ergonomics, the open office, even American modernism itself: Herman Miller and
their designers—Gilbert Rohde, George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, Bill Stumpf, Yves Béhar, and many more—have
had a hand in shaping it all. And as Herman Miller continues to live out our commitment to authentic design as a method of
change, they are shaping the new kinds of spaces where people will live and work for years to come.