Lounge Chair & Ottoman

by Vitra.

With the Lounge Chair - and accompanying Ottoman - Charles and Ray Eames set a new standard for comfort. The chair is one of the most important furniture designs of the 20th century and combines tradition and modernity in a way that is just as exciting today as it was when it was first made in 1956.

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Product Name
Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Manufacturer
Vitra.

Product Type

Chairs
Armchairs with footrest

With the Lounge Chair - and accompanying Ottoman - Charles and Ray Eames set a new standard for comfort. The chair is one of the most important furniture designs of the 20th century and combines tradition and modernity in a way that is just as exciting today as it was when it was first made in 1956. The Lounge Chair, like all important classic designs, is a piece of furniture that comes from the past but fits into our modern time. However, there is one caveat. During the past fifty years, average human height has increased by nearly 10 cm. Knowing this, it becomes understandable that tall people today may feel that the Lounge Chair is a bit too small. Vitra has now decided – in accord with the Eames family – to offer the Lounge Chair with its original measurements from 1956 and also in a larger version. One legitimate reason that justifies the creation of the new Lounge Chair - which Vitra has developed in agreement with the Eames family, and is now presenting after having subjected the chair to a whole host of tests - is the Eameses very own understanding of design. For the family, identifying social needs was an important part of the work of a designer. They compared a designer’s role to that of a good host - whose responsibility it was to anticipate and most obligingly fulfil their guests’ desires. For this reason alone, it was a given for the Eameses to follow the production process very closely and to make changes if necessity called for it. Another fact also helped make it possible to modify the dimensions of the Lounge Chair. Charles and Ray Eames did not conceive their chair as "sculptural furniture", but rather as a system of complementary components that together should serve a specific purpose in the best possible way. Therefore, it is possible for individual

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