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Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108

by Charles & Ray Eames, 1960 — from 5.770,00 €
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5.770,00 € *
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The ES 105 / ES 108 Lobby Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames were originally designed for the lobby at the Rockefeller Center in New York. In subsequent years various versions were produced, but they all have one thing in common: outstanding comfort.

Details

Product type Executive chair
Dimensions

Dimensions in mm
Material Backrest and seat: Die-cast aluminum side braces, chrome plated
Upholstery: Polyurethane foam
Covers: Leather
Base: Die-cast aluminium chrome plated (4-star base)
Variants Available in zwo sizes
Optionally with soft castors for hard floors or hard castors for carpet floors
Colours

Function & properties Swivel
Maximum load: 110 kg
Care The aluminum components can be cleaned with glass cleaner to polish surfaces a little detergent, and then dry rub. Please refer to the enclosed brochure as regards the care of the leather covers.
Certificates & Sustainability Vitra attaches great importance to creating products with a long life, which allow for the simple exchange of worn parts and, as far as possible, are constructed from recyclable materials.

ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Warranty 24 months
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 0,3 MB).
Production

Popular versions

Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 108, Nero
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 105, Nero
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 108, Sand
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 105, Sand
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 108, Snow
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 105, Chocolate
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 108, Chocolate
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 105, Marron
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 108, Red
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 105, Red
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 108, Asphalt
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 105, Snow
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 108, Marron
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108, ES 105, Asphalt

Design Story

The Design

An office or conference chair of the extra class, the Eames Lobby Chair also cuts an imposing figure as an executive chair. Created in 1960 for the TimeLife building in New York the ES 105 / ES 108 has developed into the epitome of noble seating for upscale office and conference rooms. Originally designed for the lobby and waiting area, the Vitra ES 105 is a comfortable and visually representative chair. The design principle is reminiscent of that employed in the Eames lounge chair, albeit the three upholstery elements of the Eames Lobby Chair ES 105 are connected laterally by two aluminum braces. The ES 105 Executive Chair can also be seen as a further development of the Eames aluminum chairs, which are made from same two aluminium side braces and provide for a comfortable sitting experience on a very reduced chair. The unique design of the Eames Lobby Chair 108 became well known mainly through the 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, where Bobby Fisher (USA) and Boris Spassky (USSR) competed against each other – both sitting on a Lobby Chair.

Eames Lobby Chair with red leather covers

Designer

The history of probably the most famous designer couple of the modern era began in 1940 at the Cranbrook Acadamy of Arts. Charles Eames, born in St. Louis in 1907, was working with the architect Eero Saarinen on their preparations for the "Low Cost Furniture" competition at the Museum of Modern Art when Ray Kaiser, born in Sacramento in 1912, joined the team as an assistant. The following year, Ray Kaiser and Charles Eames married and not only strengthened their personal relationship but also began a very productive and long-lasting professional cooperation. At the Eames Studio in Los Angeles, a large body of work was created including furniture and chairs, such as the ES 105 Lobby Chair, as well as films, textile designs, photographs and building designs. With their functional designs, for which the two designers often developed new manufacturing processes, the Eames entered the pantheon of furniture history. The collaboration lasted until the death of Charles Eames in 1978, with which all activities in the Eames studio were discontinued.