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An important design from the Eames office, the aluminum group was created to solve a problem identified by Alexander Girard while he was working with Eero Saarinen on the Miller house in Columbus, Indiana. Girard was looking for a beautiful chair which could serve equally well indoors or outside.


Charles and Ray developed a chair with an aluminum frame and a sling seat which would be impervious to the elements. They also created an upholstred version for indoor use. This vintage example has a seat of olive green naugahyde and a headrest of black Girard hopsack.


Chair: 39.5"h X 25.75"w X 30"d

Ottoman: 18"h X 21.5"w X 21"d

Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair & Ottoman

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