The Aluminium Chair is one of the greatest furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames originally designed it in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus, Indiana (USA). For the construction of this chair, the designer couple abandoned the principle of the seat shell, instead stretching a panel of fabric or leather between two aluminium side members to create a taut but elastic seat. The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is exceedingly comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery.
The Aluminium Group includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public areas. Vitra has produced the Aluminium Group chairs over a period of decades in the same superior quality. This experience allows Vitra to offer a 30-year guarantee on all of the chair models in the Aluminium Group.
- Mechanics: mechanical device for backseat inclination degree regulation, blocked in the most advanced position. Height of the seat ajdustable through gas damper.
- Back and seat:Leather upholstered elements, high frequency soldered. Lateral trimsi, chromed aluminum control bracket.
- Armrests: in aluminum
- Base: five die-cast aluminium spokes. EA 117 comes with soft castors for hard floors. Hard castors should be ordered for soft floors.