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Eames Plastic Side Chair RE DSW
Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Eames Plastic Armchair RE DAW
Eames Plastic Side Chair RE DSR
Eames Plastic Armchair RE RAR
Aluminium Group EA 107 / EA 108
Eames Plastic Armchair RE DAR
Aluminium Group EA 119
Aluminium Group EA 117
LTR Occasional Table
Hang It All
Aluminium Group EA 124
Soft Pad Group EA 219
Eames Elephant
Eames Plastic Side Chair RE DSX
Lobby Chair ES 104
Eames Plastic Armchair RE PACC
Eames Plastic Armchair RE DAX
Soft Pad Group EA 217
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108
Eames Stools
Eames Plastic Side Chair RE DSS
ETR Elliptical Table Rod Base
Soft Pad Group EA 207 / EA 208
Soft Pad Group EA 222
Aluminium Group EA 105
Aluminium Group EA 103 / EA 104
Plywood Group LCW / LCW Leather
Eames Plastic Side Chair PSCC
Eames House Bird
Seat Cushion for Wire Chair (DKR/DKW/DKX/LKR)
Plywood Group DCM
Plywood Group LCM / LCM Leather
Plywood Group DCW
Aluminium Group EA 125
Soft Pad Group EA 223
Eames Wool Blanket - Dot Pattern
Eames Plastic Armchair RE DAL
RAR Miniature
Eames Plastic Side Chair RE DSR Duotone
Eames Classic Trays
Plywood Group LCM Calf’s Skin
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSX
Eames Fiberglass Armchair DAR
Eames House Whale
Eames Elephant Plywood
Wire Chair DKX
Eames Fiberglass Armchair DAW
Eames Elephant Small
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSR
Wire Chair DKR Checker
DSW Promotion Set of 4
Eames Elephant Special Collection
Special Edition
Wire Chair LKR
Eames Plastic Armchair RE LAR
Lounge Chair & Ottoman Phlox
Special Edition
Wire Chair DKR
Contract Table Outdoor
Eames Plastic Side Chair RE LSR
Eames House Bird Walnut
Wire Chair DKW
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSW
Lounge Chair & Ottoman - Natural Edition
Lounge Chair
Organic Chair
La Chaise
Soft Pad Chaise ES 106
Lounge Chair Ottoman
Plywood Group LCW Calf’s Skin
Organic Highback
Aluminium Group EA 101
La Chaise Miniature
Lounge Chair & Ottoman Nubia
Eames Fiberglass Armchair RAR
RAR with Upholstery
Eames Fiberglass Armchair DAX
Soft Pad Group EA 205
Eames House Bird Special Collection
Special Edition
Eames Fiberglass Armchair LAR

The Eames Collection

Eames Plastic Chairs by Vitra

Ray and Charles Eames – Pioneers of mid-century design

Ray Kaiser and Charles Eames, arguably the most important pair of designers in context of post-war American modernism, met at the legendary Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1940 where Charles, at that time, was preparing along with Eero Saarinen for the MoMA's "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" contest. Ray Kaiser had previously studied painting in New York and enrolled at the Cranbrook Academy in 1940. Just one year later, Ray and Charles Eames married and founded their joint design studio Eames Office in Los Angeles that same year, through which they were active for over four decades until 1976. Born in St. Louis in 1907, Charles Eames died in 1978, Ray Eames followed him to the day exactly a year later.

Eames Plastic Side Chair DSX

Vitra Design Classic: Eames Elephant based on the prototype of a toy elephant

The Eames Collection - A document of four decades of design

The creative period of the Eames Office officially extended from 1943 to 1976 and resulted in an extensive, and above all versatile, canon. The Eames Collection consists of numerous smaller collections and individual pieces. Earlier in their career, the Eames experimented with moulded plywood, developed thereby their first seating collection: the Eames Plywood Chairs. In the 1950s, following long plastic experiments, came the Eames Plastic Arm Chairs and Eames Plastic Side Chairs: materials and construction perfectly suited for mass-produced machine production, perfectly fulfilling Charles Eames' promise "We want to make the best for the most for the least". Originally made of fiberglass, in 1993 Vitra turned to production from environmentally friendly polypropylene; however, thanks to improved production methods, the Fiberglass Chair has recently returned to its original material. With the Aluminium Chairs, the Eames turned to a new material and developed a collection that is still undisputed at the forefront of upscale office furniture. However, the large seating collections make up only a fraction of the Eames Collection, which includes not only Eames accessories, but also toys and work from other areas such as film, architecture and exhibition design.

Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Vitra

Perfectly for inside & outdoor: The fancy Wire Chair by Vitra

Vitra and the heritage of the design legends

While the production of the Eames Collection in the USA was taken over by the established furniture manufacturer Herman Miller right from the start, Vitra founder Willi Fehlbaum accidentally discovered Eames Designs during a stay in New York: According to legend, he spied an Eames Plywood Chair in a shop window during a taxi ride in the eye. Spontaneously excited, he contacted Herman Miller and in 1957, eventually, acquired production licenses for the European region after long negotiations. The foundations were thus laid for a long, successful collaboration and a decade-long friendship between the Eames and the Fehlbaums. Finally, in 1984, Vitra acquired exclusive rights to all Eames designs for Europe and the Middle East. The Eames Collection, which grew steadily until 1976, is not only one of Vitra's most successful product ranges, but has had a decisive influence on the company philosophy over the years. The wealth of innovation in Charles and Ray Eames' work, their functional and timeless understanding of form and the versatility of their work continue to represent the factors that make high-quality design work stand out.

Highly characteristic of Eames Design: Its famous DSR Fiberglass Chairs

Eames Plywood Chair LCW by Vitra

Vitra Hang it all and Eames House Bird

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