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 aluminum and the upholstery is black leather Date: 2000’s
Condition: 7/10 some wear and patina to leather and frame
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.