Design: Ray and Charles Eames, 1956
"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, MCL-Category 11, 100% leather from Austria, and Category L, Mohair Fabric. For a larger leather selection, Call Design Quest.
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.

Expanded Options
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.

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
Leather/Wood: (Click on swatch to see larger)
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Category 9 Leather
Category 11 MCL Leather
Category L Mohair Supreme
Shell Finish
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:
Working with design legends George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller pioneered modern furniture design in the mid-20th century. As the business grew, it added a research focus to its problem-solving design. Today, the spirit of innovation and collaboration continues to drive the global company forward. In addition to the enduring designs that form its foundation, Herman Miller also offers solutions from partners and top designers who share its values.