Eames Executive Lobby chair

Designer: Charles and Ray Eames

Herman Miller

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The Eames Executive chair, also known as the Lobby Chair and the Time-Life Chair, is an iconic piece originally created for the executive floors of New York City’s Time-Life Building. It was the choice of chair for the Mad Men boardroom.

 

How those lucky executives were able to get an Eames chair designed just for them began with Time-Life Chairman Henry Luce. In 1959, Charles Eames asked Luce for photographs from the Time-Life archive to be used in a slideshow he was creating for the U.S. pavilion at the Moscow World Exhibition. Luce agreed, as long as Eames promised to return the favor one day. The following year, Eames made good on that promise, and 50 years later, the world is still enjoying the results of that arrangement.

 

The generously sized Eames Executive Chair (1960) tilts, swivels and has a height-adjustable seat with thick, plush cushions. Backed by a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty. This is the authentic Eames Executive Chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.

Approx £2,499 / $3273