The chairs in the so-called “Aluminium Group” from Vitra are highly versatile and are just as applicable for use in an office environment as in waiting rooms and in private houses. The designs and original construction originate from Ray und Charles Eames (further details on the designer pair can be found in a previous (smow)blog post).
The principle optical charm of the Aluminium Group is the simple, transparent design of the chairs that doesn’t try to conceal the frame, rather incorporates it in the whole.
The cover is fixed to the edges of the chair, and, help tense, flexibly fits the shape of the user. No unnecessary material is used and every component of the stool fulfills a function – ornamentation has been deliberately omitted.
Each model can be varied in terms of cover material( Hopsack, Leather or Netweave) and colours.
smow stocks the following chairs in the Vitra Aluminium Group from Ray and Charles Eames: