Eame Aluminum Group Black Leather Chair (EA335)

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 08, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Eames Aluminum Group Chair - Black Leather - EA335 PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE. WE USE A CARRIER THAT IS MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE. Product Info: Timeless, sophisticated, refined. The lithe Aluminum Group chair bears the distinctive stamp of Charles and Ray Eames, the most famous design couple in the world. This graceful silhouette sits equally well in retro interiors, elegant lobbies, or hip young offices. Add executive, management, side, and lounge models, and there's everything you need for a statement of enduring design excellence. It's uncanny. A chair designed in 1958 as outdoor seating still manages to look both classic and contemporary in 21st century interiors. The chairs' clean, trim lines make them appropriate for all kinds of places, from classic and contemporary homes to elegant offices to hip startups. Never ones to favor style over substance, Charles and Ray Eames gave this chair an innovative suspension that creates a firm, flexible "sitting pocket" that conforms subtly to the body's shape. They created that suspension by stretching a continuous piece of seat-back upholstery tautly between lightweight aluminum side ribs. With one-piece, curved aluminum side ribs and a five-star, die-cast aluminum base, the chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move. Aluminum Group chairs are made of 67% recycled materials and are 90% recyclable at the end of their useful life. Design Story: Aluminum Group chairs began as a challenge among legendary designers. Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard were designing the Columbus, Indiana, home of J. Irwin Miller, founder of Cummins Engines. They wanted a high-quality seating product for outdoor use and asked Charles and Ray Eames to develop one. Known for their honest use of materials, the Eameses constructed their chairs with cast aluminum and a seat frame meant to support a stretched synthetic mesh. The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell. Herman Miller began making the Aluminum Group chairs in 1958, and they have been in continuous demand ever since. The original mesh meant for outdoor use was discontinued shortly after its introduction. In 1969, the Eameses extended the original design by adding plush, individually upholstered cushions. They named these the Soft Pad chairs. In 2001, we introduced a new mesh material for the Aluminum Group called Cygnus, similar to the Aeron chair's Pellicle fabric in its aeration and translucent qualities. The chairs' simple lines, innovative use of materials, and suspension comfort have kept the Aluminum Group and Soft Pad chairs among the most popular seating choices for both offices and homes for over 50 years. Specs: This low-back chair with arms has a lightweight aluminum frame with suspended upholstery. It has a 5-star base, tilt-swivel mechanism, and manual seat-height adjustment or pneumatic seat-height adjustment and tilt lock feature. - Modern Vintage