Can the Lounge Chair and Ottoman also be purchased separately?
Yes, both are offered individually in our shop. Please note however that as wood is a natural product the structure of wood and wood colour can vary between production runs. Thus if you do not buy a Lounge Chair and Ottoman together there is no guarantee that the woods will match exactly.
Why are the Lounge Chair and Ottoman available in two sizes?
The classic Lounge Chair and Ottoman dimensions correspond to the original designs of 1956. However because the average body size has increased since the 1950s Vitra, in close cooperation with the Eames Office, have adapted the dimensions of the lounge chair to meet today's needs.
Is there a difference between the Lounge Chairs as produced by Herman Miller and Vitra?
Vitra has the distribution rights for Eames furniture in Europe and the Middle East. Herman Miller produce the lounge chair outside this area. Although essentially identical the base of the Vitra Lounge Chair is marginally more streamlined than the American version by Herman Miller.
How do I care for my Vitra Lounge Chair?
In order to maintain their soft feel and natural beauty, leather furniture such as the Vitra Lounge Chair should ideally be cleaned thoroughly every six months and regularly gently cared for. Only when the pores of the leather skin are free of dirt particles can the active ingredients in the leather be absorbed. In particular moisture and re-greasing nourish the natural material from the inside and optimally protect it from drying out and becoming contaminated. When choosing cleaning and care products, the type of leather is decisive, for example, there are different products for suede and smooth leather. It is best to clean your Vitra furniture regularly with a damp, lint-free cloth (no microfibre cloth) without exerting excessive pressure. If possible use distilled water to avoid limescale. After cleaning, leather needs moisturising care in order not to become brittle, and should not only be treated with pure fat or wax, but with a special leather care from specialist dealers. Ideally, the product should be tested in a small out of view area before large-scale use. Also pay attention to quality when caring for your design classic: inexpensive all-in-one products are generally unsuitable for the high-quality leather covers of the Eames Lounge Chair, while solvent-based care products can even be avoided at all costs. Since leather is sensitive to heat and sunlight and may dry or fade, it is advisable not to place the furniture directly near a heater or window or to use special leather care with a sun protection factor. The recommended indoor climate for furniture made of natural materials such as leather or wood is around 45-50 % relative humidity and a room temperature of 18-20 degrees Celsius.