Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 21

Vitra Eames Lounge Chair Cognac Brown and White Shell, Set of 2

$13,377.32per set


2 similar Vitra Eames lounge chairs. Original Cognac brown Seminaniline leather. It was lacquered in white from a professional company. Very good condition.


Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Munich, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 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 lounge chair, 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 / 5
Located in Munich, Germany
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2010
1stDibs seller since 2018
42 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 5 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Charles and Ray Eames, Lounge Chair and Ottoman Matching Vintage Set, Vitra 1968
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Charles and Ray Eames - Lounge chair and ottoman matching vintage set, Vitra 1968 Artist Charles Eames (1907 Saint Louis, USA - 1978 Los Angeles, USA) and his wife Ray Eames - Ka...

Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs



Vitra Eames Alu Group Lounge Set, EA124, EA125, 1980s
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Renens, CH
The Aluminum Group chairs by Charles & Ray Eames are one of the most important designs of the 20th Century. Their original design from the 1950s is still relevant today, giving inter...

Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs



Charles Eames for Vitra "EA 116" Hopsack Lounge Swivel Armchair
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
The EA 116 Aluminium Group easy chair from 1958 is one of the greatest furniture designs of the 20th century. It stands out for its intelligent combination of materials. It has a cle...

21st Century and Contemporary Central American Mid-Century Modern Swivel...



Eames Lounge Chair, Original Vitra Model 1st Generation
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Charles Eames lounge chair # 670 (no ottoman) 1st generation released in 1956 Original model bought at "Mobilier International" Blvd Voltaire in Paris Vitra model - different base...

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Mid-Century Design Classic Eames Lounge Chair by Vitra, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Vitra
Located in Renens, CH
Black leather and black panels, down-filled cushions. Condition: Excellent. Leather is in good condition with small signs of use. The wooden shells have been professionally r...

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs



Vintage Eames Vitra La Chaise Chair, Original, Fiberglass First Generation, 1992
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charles and Ray designed the iconic "La Chaise" lounge chair for The Museum of Modern Art’s 1948 “International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design.” Its name references both i...

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


Stainless Steel

Eames Early Shell Chair Lounge Height for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
An early second generation parchment fiberglass arm shell chair with large shock mounts and black iron base in the rare lower lounge height . Having slip on black boot feet of rubber...

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



Classic Modernist Charles and Ray Eames Arm Shell Lounge Chair, Zenith
By Zenith, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
First generation, circa 1950 Charles and Ray Eames. Museum quality, sea foam green arm shell lounge chair made by Zenith Plastic Co./ Herman Miller. Features amazing exposed fibers, ...

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



The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery