- Unveiled by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948
- Distinctive curved symmetry presented in miniature proportion
- Hard-wearing fibreglass shell
- Volume m3 : 0.5141
- Width : 107 cm
- Height : 54 cm
- Depth : 63 cm
- Seating height : 30 cm
- Designers :Charles Eames
- 30 days free returns
The remarkable sculpted wave of the Eames La Chaise is now available at two-thirds the scale of the original design. Reproducing the high-quality materials of the legendary adult version, the design wil both excite your kids' imagination and then withstand their attention. The elegant lacquer finish, available in various colours, and tapered wooden base offer a number of comfortable seating positions and the contrast to enliven any children's bedroom or den. Our version has the beautiful lines to match your interior and a hint of eccentricity that means kids will love doing their homework in vintage style.
The story behind the La Chaise for children
It may not have won the 1948 'International Competition for Low Cost' furniture at New York's MoMA, but its reputation has extended far beyond that of its rivals. Drawing from surrealist art and a desire to respond to housing shortages in a post-war United States, it reflects the interests of Charles and Ray Eames whilst remaining unique amongst their output. Two fibreglass shells are seperated by a rubber disk and filled with styrene and the shape is held aloft by five precisely angled metal rods; an engineering marvel hidden behind a striking outline, now captivating a younger generation.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Charles, 1907-1978 (United States) - Ray, 1912-1988 (United States)
Charles Eames was an American designer and innovator who pioneered new techniques, such as the fibreglass and plastic resin moulding and wire mesh frames. He usually worked alongside his wife, Ray, though he is often credited alone. In the 1940s, the designers began focusing on the new plastics and were excited by the properties the material held. They were able to mould the plastics into organic shapes that followed the shape of the body. This discovery led to a whole new look in furniture that perfectly captured the spirit of the times. The couple's most iconic designs include the DAR chair, the DSR Dining Chair, the RAR Rocker, the DSW Dining Chair, the EA 108 Office Chair and the Wire Base Table. Many of these were first presented at the New York Museum of Modern Art's Low-Cost Furniture Design Competition in the late 1940s.
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