Organic Chair

by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940 1.535,00 €
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Also known as "Conversation Chair", Eames and Saarnine's Organic Chair is a comfortable, small reading chair and was designed in 1940 as a contribution to the New York MoMA's "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition.
  • Reading chair
  • Laminated seat-shell
  • Polyurethane upholstery
  • Fabric cover Hopsack is available in a range of colours
  • Stained black ash legs.
  • Hopsak: 100% Polyamide

Colours & Material Organic Chair

Nero/moor brown
Marron/moor brown
Poppy red/ivory
Red/poppy red
Grass green/forest
Ice blue/ivory
Dark blue/ivory


The Organic Chair is a comfortable small reading chair and was made in 1940 as a contribution to the New York MoMA's "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition. Formally speaking it was ahead of its time, but owing to the lack of manufacturing techniques, never went into series production. It was not until after 1950 that it became possible to manufacture larger quantities of organically shaped seat shells and market them. The first were chairs such as Eames' famous Plastic Armchair or Saarinen's Tulip Chair. Collection Vitra Design Museum.

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