Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Charles & Ray Eames Lounge Chair and Footstool, Vitra 1999

$8,920.21per set

About

Lounge chair and ottoman, designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956. Germany, Vitra, 1999. Beautiful original lounge chair with cherrywood shell and subtle black leather upholstery. The original maker's labels are both present under the chair and footstool. This cherrywood edition is now quite rare, as it has been discontinued since 2004. The set is in absolutely perfect condition, used with some very slight patina. Gorgeous!

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Berlin, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

About the Design

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Long before it was the pièce de résistance in a collector’s office or an upscale bachelor pad — landing in ample design magazines, on television and in well-appointed offices over the years — the Eames lounge chair was a fresh, subversive new take on a classic club chair and a culmination of experimentation by its inventive creators.Charles and Ray Eames (1907–78; 1912–88) met while studying at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the prestigious Michigan institution that drew such illustrious design minds as Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen and more. After graduation, they formed the Eames Office, where they spent much time exploring and formulating new techniques in bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. The Eames lounger, on the other hand — with its signature wood-grain back and sumptuous (usually black) leather seat — was different.While the couple’s DCW chairs, introduced in the 1940s, prioritized ease of production and affordability of materials, the lounge, which debuted in 1956, was Charles and Ray’s interpretation of luxury furniture. And to the Eameses, luxury meant, above all, comfort. The couple famously called the lounge chair and ottoman “a special refuge from the strains of modern living” and described their design as having the “warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.”Although the seat makes use of the same bentwood technique the Eameses pioneered using their famous “Kazam! Machine” (a handmade apparatus for molding plywood) for their DCW chairs, it tops off this frame with supple leather over a plump, upholstered shape. Ever fascinated by ergonomics, the Eameses carefully calibrated the pitch of the seat. It has enough flexibility for comfort but not so much that stability is sacrificed. This precise shape comes by way of three connected plywood pieces, which, on early models is covered in five layers of Brazilian rosewood; owing to an early 1990s-era embargo on the material, however, the Brazilian rosewood has since been replaced with either ash, walnut or palisander. The accompanying ottoman is the icing on the comfort cake, inviting the sitter to quite literally kick back and relax.Today, imitations of the Eames lounge chair and ottoman abound. The seat is currently manufactured by both Herman Miller and Vitra, and when it was launched initially by the former, the supporting marketing blitz emphasized the chair’s versatility — an effort that, given the seat’s current ubiquitousness, was clearly successful.
About the Seller
5.0
Located in Berlin, Germany
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 2008
1stDibs seller since 2019
77 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 3 hours
More From This Seller
  • Set of 4 Charles & Ray Eames Vintage Aluminium Office Chairs 'EA108'
    By Charles and Ray Eames
    Located in Berlin, Berlin
    Aluminium office chairs, designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Germany, VITRA, dates vary on the base. A beautiful set of yellow hopsack and chromed aluminium rotating chairs with ar...
    Category

    1990s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Aluminum

  • P40 Osvaldo Borsani, Reclining Lounge Chair
    By Osvaldo Borsani
    Located in Berlin, Berlin
    The 'P40' variable tilt armchair, produced by Tecno, Milan 1956. Black tubular frame with rubber armrests. The seat, back and footrest are upholstered in yellow wool material. The...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Metal

  • Lounge Chair and Footstool by Warren Platner, 1966
    By Warren Platner
    Located in Berlin, Berlin
    VINTAGE Easy chair and footstool designed by Warren Platner. U.S.A, Knoll International, 1966. The lounge chair, model number 1725. Welded curved steel and wool upholstery. Beautifu...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s American Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Metal

  • Vintage EAMES Aluminium Swivel Chair EA124
    By Charles and Ray Eames
    Located in Berlin, Berlin
    Aluminium highback chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames. U.S.A., Herman Miller, 1958. A vintage swiveling highback chair with rocking function and polished aluminium frame. Uphol...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Aluminum

  • Vintage Karuselli Chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro, 1960s
    By Yrjö Kukkapuro
    Located in Berlin, Berlin
    Lounge Chair, designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro. Finnland, Haimi, 1964. Early Swivel and tilt armchair, produced in the late 1960s by Haimi. Organically shaped fibreglass shell, newly up...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Finnish Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Leather

  • Vintage Barcelona Chair & Footstool by Knoll International, Early 1970s
    By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
    Located in Berlin, Berlin
    Lounge chair and footstool designed by Mies van der Rohe. U.S.A., Knoll International, Early 1970s. Original super vintage and patinated 'BARCELONA CHAIR' in brown leather. Chrome...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s American Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Leather

You May Also Like

Vitra 671 Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman Design Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Hutten, RP
Vitra 671 Eames Lounge chair & ottoman design Charles and Ray Eames. The chair and ottoman are upholstered in white leather which beautifully contrasts the rosewood verneer. The w...
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of LAR Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare set of 4 original LAR upholstered fiberglass lounge chairs on a wire frame base. Original Boris Kroll fabric.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fiberglass, Upholstery

Vitra La Chaise Chair by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Danville, CA
This iconic chair, originally designed in 1948 for a contest hosted by MOMA in New York, was based on a sculpture by American artist Gaston LaChaise. Vitra began modern production in...
Category

Early 2000s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of two Vitra 671 Lounge Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
For sale is a lovely set of two iconic Vitra 671 Lounge Chairs, designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956. The Eames’ wanted to create a spacious armchair that combines ergonomics — ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Charles, Ray Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Herman Miller, 50th Anniv., Ltd Ed
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charles, Ray Eames lounge chair and ottoman, Herman Miller, 50th Anniv., Ltd ed., 1956-2006. Iconic design, limited edition produced an occasion of 50th anniversary of original 1956 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Lounge Chair by Charles &Ray Eames for ICF, 1970
By ICF Milano 1, Charles Eames
Located in Lasne, BE
Wood and leather armchair in cognac color. Wear due to time and age of the chair (see photo) serial number stamped on the foot Dimensions Ottoman: H: 44cm W: 65cm D: 54cm.  
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

1958, Ray & Charles Eames for Vitra Lounge Chair EA 116 in Black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in IJMuiden, NL
EA 116 in Black leather. This iconic armchair has a leather seat and back in fabric. The armchair is a beautiful piece although it shows traces of wear of the leather seat (#6, #10 -...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Ray and Charles Eames LKR-1 Lounge Chairs for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Ray and Charles Eames. Manufacturer: Herman Miller. Period and model: Mid-Century Modern. Specifications: Metal, vinyl. Condition: These Ray and Charles Eames L...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Aluminum Group Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A black leather lounge chair with ottoman each on matching anodized polished aluminum frames. Ottoman is 18" H x 21" W x 21" D.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Eames Thin Pad Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in TORONTO, CA
1960-1978 production. On glides in black fabric. Without pneumatic/manual tilt. Swivel four-star pedestal base.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery