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The inspiration for the Vitra La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames was the sculpture "Floating Figure" by Gaston Lachaise. The designer couple originally designed their extravagant armchair for a contest of the Museum of Modern Art New York, and it resulted in one of the more interesting design classics. The gracefully sculpted Vitra Eames lounge chair is one of the icons of furniture design and attracts the attention of all design enthusiasts.

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Details

Product type Lounge chair/Chaise longue
Dimensions

Dimensions in mm
Material Shell: polyurethane, painted white
Frame: tubular steel, chrome plated
Base: solid wood, natural oak, natural wood lacquer
Care To clean, wiping with a damp cloth and a mild detergent is recommended.
Certificates & Sustainability Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)

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Warranty 24 months
Product family Eames Collection
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Design Story

The La Chaise from Charles and Ray Eames was created in context of a competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is now one of the absolute Eames design classics. The inspitaration for the chair came from the sculpture "Floating Figure" by Gaston Lachaise: and in addition to its striking form the interplay of shapes and materials bequeaths the Eames La Chaise through the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra its characteristic appearance. The inner frame of steel tube is supported by a base made of solid oak and carries the curved seat shell made of polyurethane, and which thus creates a dynamic effect due to its flowing form. The designer duo Charles and Ray Eames are one of the most important design studios of the 20th century and were responsible for numerous designs that were both commercially and critically successful. Designs such as the La Chaise.

La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the absolute design classics

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