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Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Designers: Charles and Ray Eames
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman are instantly recognizable as mid-century classics—authentic, timeless designs as comfortable today as when they first appeared in 1956. They are in the permanent collections of major art museums and fixtures in stylish homes and offices all over the world, but they’re more than sophisticated style—they also provide luxurious comfort. The set is now available in an expanded range of materials, to suit any interior and every taste.

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Eames Lounge Chair

Luxury, Sophistication, Comfort

When we began manufacturing the Eames lounge chair and ottoman in 1956, there was nothing else like it. There still isn't. The set continues to be among the most coveted and beloved Eames pieces.

We still assemble the chair and matching ottoman by hand, and we pay serious attention to the details. The cushions are individually upholstered. The veneers are 7-ply. The hardware fastens the cushions to the shells without marring the appearance of the wood. The permanent tilt of the seat takes weight off your lower spine, so you feel relaxed. And while both pieces are 29 percent recyclable, it's more likely that you'll pass these heirloom pieces on to another generation.

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"A special refuge from the strains of modern living."

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  • Expanded Options

    Expanded Options

    Choose contract-grade leather or our new premium leather, which is closer in feel to the leather used on the original chair and ottoman. MCL Leather is a premium, semi-aniline, dyed leather with 100 percent natural full grain. Color variations and surface marks are inherent in this material.

    We are reviving an oiled finish for two of the available wood veneers—walnut and santos palisander that closely match the look and feel of the finish used on the original chair and ottoman. Just like the original oiled finish, it will need to be maintained with periodic hand oiling.

    You can also choose the standard, high-performance lacquered finish, which requires nothing more than dusting.

  • Comfort Always Comes First

    Comfort Always Comes First

    The lounge chair has been described as a 20th century interpretation of a 19th century English club chair. The seat is angled to take the weight off the base of your spine; the lower back piece supports your lower back. The angle of the upper back piece that supports your chest allows you to move around comfortably while you're sitting.

  • The Genuine Article

    The Genuine Article

    It seems that any piece of furniture designed by the Eames team and manufactured by Herman Miller is sooner or later copied and copied again. Cheap knockoffs of the original try to fool consumers. Rest assured: There is no copy that feels or looks or performs as beautifully as the original.

  • Unparalleled Craftsmanship

    Unparalleled Craftsmanship

    We still assemble the chair and ottoman by hand, with 7-ply wood veneer shells. The leather-covered cushions are individually upholstered and each can be replaced if necessary. The back braces are die-cast aluminum. The chair base has a built-in swivel mechanism.

  • Own a Real Icon

    Own a Real Icon

    Part of the permanent collections at New York's MoMA and the Art Institute of Chicago, the chair and ottoman have been the subject of documentary films and books; were the sole subject of a museum show at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York; and are featured prominently in the television series "Frasier" and "House," as well as in numerous stylish movie interiors. Although the word "icon" is overused, it's exactly the right word in this case.

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White/aluminum base

Will the white/aluminum base of the white ash version of this chair become an option on this version? Ie. could you place a white/aluminum base on a walnut veneer chair?
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Herman Miller does not currently have plans to offer the white polished aluminum base for the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, but we greatly appreciate your suggestion. In September the Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair was released with a white aluminum base and frame. As part of the initiative, it is possible that we may be evaluating additional products to release with the white base.

We very much value your wonderful suggestion and will be sure to keep it in mind for future product enhancement discussions around the Eames Lounge and Ottoman!
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We do not currently have plans to offer the Eames Lounge & Ottoman with a fabric option like Cord, but we appreciate your suggestion. The Eames Lounge & Ottoman chairs made today stay true to the original design by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956. Over the years we have made slight changes to provide the best possible product while still honoring the design heritage. The chair's original design included an aniline leather, and we now offer a new MCL leather, which provides the same softness of the original leather, along with durability and color-fastness.
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is it available in any other material than its original, leather?
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At this time, the Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman is only available with leather. We recently added MCL leather, which is a premium leather option that closely resembles the leather used in the original chair in 1956. We do take our customer's feedback to heart, so we will be sure to consider your suggestion when evaluating enhancements to the Eames Lounge Chair in the future.
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I'm interested to know what the origin of the materials for these iconic chairs are. Thanks in advance!
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The Eames Lounge & Ottoman is handcrafted in West Michigan. The wood chosen for the veneer shell and inner plies comes from different areas in the US and Canada, depending on which species you select. Once the wood is brought to West Michigan, it is processed and the veneer is evaluated to ensure that it is high quality. All veneer parts for each Eames Lounge & Ottoman are taken from the same tree so you have a consistent wood grain within your chair. The look of the wood grain varies from chair to chair because they are made from different trees, which makes each chair unique.

Leather for the Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman comes from Austria, and is hand selected once it reaches West Michigan to ensure quality. The assembly of the wood shell pieces, hand selected leather and assembly components takes place in West Michigan. Each leather-covered cushion is upholstered individually by hand.

Since first launching the chair in 1956, Herman Miller has been very careful to make sure the chair you order now performs as beautifully as the original. We recently re-launched the hand oiled version of the Eames Lounge & Ottoman in Walnut and Santos Palisander to match the look and feel of the original chair and ottoman. Each veneer piece is hand oiled over a series of a few days before the chair is fully assembled.
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Stickers and decals

Do the lounge chair and ottoman come with the Herman Miller round metal decal and the stickers?
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Yes, the Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman has a medallion that can be found on the underside of the chair. Most other Eames products also have the same medallion to signify them as an authentic Herman Miller Eames product. Attached is an example of what the medallion looks like.

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Finally! I wish I'd have had one years ago so I could have grown old with it. I love this pure Michigan piece. The chair is penultimately comfortable, the leather is inviting and it just looks great to boot. I intend to find a little roll to put behind my neck and I might just sell the house and live in the chair. February 23, 2014
Dream come true The chair I've been dreaming of owning for 20 years does not disappoint. Luxurious, so comfortable. There was some concern that the headrest might be a little low for my height (over 6 feet), but it is a perfect height. Perfect for resting and working on my laptop, I've barely left the chair since it arrived! February 18, 2014
Just as it should be! One can see why this is a classic! My husband has wanted one all his life! January 7, 2014
A Classic and Timeless Chair We recently purchased an Eames Lounge chair and ottoman for our living room. The chair required approximately 8 weeks to make and deliver. During the time before delivery, while I had read many good reviews of the chair, I began to second guess making the purchase because it was an expensive piece of furniture. When the chair finally arrived, I was at first surprised that it was not as big or heavy as I thought it would be. Then I sat in the chair and any reservations I had, vanished. The chair creates a very natural, comfortable position. This is true of myself and my wife and we interchangeably use the chair - whoever gets it first. The design and construction, with oiled walnut, also make it a very beautiful and quality addition to our home. I am very happy with this chair and can see this being part of our family for many years to come. I highly recommend it. April 14, 2012