The Aluminium Chair is one of the greatest furniture designs of the twentieth century. It was originally designed for a private residence in Columbus (Indiana, USA), which was built by the architects Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard in the mid-1950s. For the construction of this chair, Charles and Ray Eames abandoned the principle of the seat shell, instead stretching a panel of fabric or leather between two aluminium side members to create a taut but elastic seat. The various versions of the chair oscillate between strict function, structure, human anatomy and machine-like rationality. The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is exceedingly comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery.
Designer: Charles & Ray Eames
Specification: The frame of chair is polished aluminum and the upholstery is grey leather Date: –
Condition: 5/10 This chair has some wear to corners and seat. please see photo’s
Pieces: Price is for 1 chair
Collection is from warehouse in Barking, Essex. We are open Monday- Friday 9-5 but please ring ahead in order for us to get piece ready. We can usually have piece delivered within M25 for £40 but please contact before purchasing.
We accept payment by Bank Transfer, Cash on delivery or collection, bankers draft, cleared cheques. We cannot accept paypal unless piece is sent with a signed for courier such as TNT, DHL or Parcelforce.
We are a company dedicated to all forms and types of chairs. We buy and sell various different brands of chair such as Vitra, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Knoll Studio, Carl Hansen to name but a few. We specialise in Charles & Ray Eames pieces and usually have a good amount in stock