- Volume m3 : 0.4360
- Width : 72,5 cm
- Designers :Charles Eames
- Height : 82 cm
- Depth : 69 cm
- Seating height : 44 cm
- Inspirational classic from 1940
- Award winning design
- Upholstered in luxury cashmere
- 30 days free returns
This sculptural reading chair was the result of a partnership between two of the most iconic mid-century designers, Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames. The pair wanted to prove that a chair's comfort didn't need to rely on soft cushions. A cleverly moulded shell could do the job just as well. Their Organic Chair is one of the first chairs ever to offer ergonomic comfort. Designed to follow the curves of the body, the chair has a reclining back and rounded armrests to encourage relaxation. Fully upholstered in soft cashmere, the chair is ideal for any purpose from reading or watching TV to luxurious dining.
The story behind the Saarinen and Eames Organic Chair
Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames met at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, USA in the 1930s. Their common interests in exploring new techniques and materials drew them together and they partnered on a number of designs. These mainly involved bending plywood to create organically shaped chairs. The Organic Chair, which has a plywood shell, was one of their most renowned collaborations. It was introduced at the MoMA-sponsored 1940 Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition, where it took first place.
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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