Designed by Charles and Ray Eames® Part of the Herman Miller® Collection
The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are perhaps the best-known example of mid-century modern furniture. It's no wonder the Eames lounge chair and ottoman are in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Introduced in 1956, Charles Eames said he wanted the chair to have the 'warm receptive look of a well-used baseman's mitt.' A look that just begs you to relax in it.
The chair and ottoman are hand-assembled with meticulous attention to detail. The shell is seven-ply veneer faced with Walnut or Santos Palisander -- a richly grained wood that provides a sustainable alternative to the Brazilian rosewood used on the original chair.
The upholstered leather cushions provide luxury, comfort and style in your choice of colors. Both the standard leather and MCL leather are gorgeous full-grain, semi-aniline leathers. The differences between these top-of-the-line leathers are subtle.
Standard leather: Herman Miller's standard leather is a wonderful, soft and breathable leather with a slightly more protective finish than the MCL leather. It will patina over time but not as much as MCL leather. Standard leather is also a bit less susceptible to stains. Standard leather has been lightly grain-correct for a lightly pebbled look that is very consistent from one chair to the next.
MCL leather: MCL stands for "mid-century classic leather". It is closer to the original leather used on the Eames Lounge and Ottoman. It is beautifully soft and supple with a buttery feel. You'll notice a bit more puckered look around the buttons due to this leather's softer hand. MCL leather has a natural grain which will vary more from chair to chair. The leather will be carefully matched on all pieces to ensure your chair and ottoman have a consistent grain throughout. It will patina over time in the most lovely way.
The base is die-cast aluminum with a built-in swivel mechanism.
Classic Size: Lounge Chair: H 31.5" W 32.75" D 32.75" Seat H 15" Ottoman: H 17.25" W 26" D 21.5"
Tall Size: Lounge Chair: H 33.5" W 32.75" D 34.5" Seat H 15.25" Ottoman: H 17.25" W 26" D 21.5"
Our site shows just a few of the beautiful upholstery options available for the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Looking for something different? Let us know and we'll show you the full range of options.