Older readers will remember how last year one of the Vitra Senior Manager's quoted from this blog in his pre-fair pep talk to the assembled Team Vitra. Having reached the zenith of our careers we contemplated retiring. Fortunately we didn't. For at Milan 2014...
|Stool for EA 124
Dimensions in mm
Leather cover always with matching back cover in fabric Plano.
|Seat: Hopsak (100% polyamide) or leather
Base: die-cast aluminium
|Function & properties
|Hopsak: dust and lint can be simply vacuumed. To treat stains the use a damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent is recommended.
A professional cleaning should always be carried out in the assembled state and with the use of upholster foam or using a mobile washing extraction device.
Leather covers: Superficial dirt can be removed with a damp cloth; however always exposing leather to unnecessary moisture. For cleaning a leather cleaner in foam or liquid form is recommended and all leather upholstery should be treated once or twice a year with an appropriate leather care product.
|Certificates & Sustainability
|Vitra conform to
ISO 9001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
Register product and secure extended manufacturer's warranty of 30 years
|All Eames Aluminium Chairs
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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.
More about 'Aluminium Chair', 'Aluminium Group' in our blog
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