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Aluminium Group EA 103 / EA 104

by Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 — from 1.690,00 €
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The EA 103 and EA 104 chairs were, as with all Vitra Aluminium Chairs, designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Both models can be understood as a direct evolution of the EA 101 and are, on account to their shortened armrests equally suited for use at the dining or kitchen table. As with the EA 101, the EA 103 and EA 104 can be distinguished from the other members of the Alu Chair family through their narrower and shorter seat; a combination which enables a particularly healthy, upright sitting position. In addition, the Vitra EA 104 is rotatable, making it extremely flexible, no matter in what context it is used. In contrast, the seat of the EA 103 is fixedly mounted, but thanks to the resilient cushioning provides for an excellently ergonomic sitting experience.


Product type Armchair

Dimensions in mm
Colours Hopsak
Nero/moor brown
Marron/moor brown
Poppy red/ivory
Red/poppy red
Grass green/forest
Ice blue/ivory
Dark blue/ivory


Material Seat and backrest: Hopsak (100% polyamide)
Base and armrest: die-cast aluminium
Function & properties EA 103 non-swivel, EA 104 swivels
Maximum load: 110 kg
Product presentation
Care Dust and lint can be simply vacuumed. To treat stains use a damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent.
A professional cleaning should be done in the mounted state and with the use of upholstery foam padding or a mobile wash-extraction device.
Certificates & Sustainability Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Warranty 24 months

Register product and secure extended manufacturer's warranty of 30 years
Product family All Eames Aluminium Chairs
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 0,6 MB).

Popular versions

Aluminium Group EA 103 / EA 104, EA 104 - swivelling, Nero, Polished

Design Story

The Aluminium Chairs collection was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1958: and all began when Alexander Girard, a good friend of Charles Eames' complained about the fact that there were no suitable outdoor chairs on the market for an architecture commission on which he was working. And thus whereas today the Aluminium Chairs are largely associated with indoor use, originally they were much more universally conceived. A universality underscored by the choice of rotary or fixed bases, with or without armrests, with a high backrest, on wheels or as a lounge variant - the many versions of the classic with aluminium frame meaning their is a suitable for every conceivable of situation. With their Aluminium Chair design the Eames' departed from the principle of the seat shell and instead strung a taught piece of fabric or leather between two aluminium side panels. Today the flowing seat and backrest of the Vitra Aluminium Group offer lightweight, ergonomic seating which adjusts to meet the demands of the occupant an thus provides a high level of seating comfort. And as an object testifies that Charles and Ray Eames are rightly celebrated among the most important designers of the 20th century. In addition to the family of Aluminium Chairs the Swiss manufacturer Vitra produces and distributes the complete collection of furniture design by Charles and Ray Eames.

The Vitra Aluminium Chairs are available in a wide range of colours

Vitra Aluminium Chairs

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