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Mission Impossible – Fallout with a chair

Mission Impossible – Fallout with a chair

From Paris, to London and Kashmir, Tom Cruise pulls off some thrilling stunts as IMF special agent Ethan Hunt in the sixth Mission: Impossible.

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt freeclimbing in Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt freeclimbing in Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Cruise is famed for doing his own stunts and in the action-packed Mission: Impossible – Fallout we witness him jumping out of ‘planes at 25,000 feet (he’s the first actor to ever do a HALO jump – ‘High Altitude Low Open’ – on camera), free-climbing on ludicrously high rocks, in high speed helmet-less motorbike chases and throwing chairs out of windows. Yes folks, he has the audacity to throw a beautiful, high-end designer chair out of an office window!

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt filming jumping scenes in London. This is the scene where he broke his ankle
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt filming jumping scenes in London. This is the scene where he broke his foot

When Ethan is running and jumping his way through London streets and offices in pursuit of August Walker [Henry Cavill] who is making his way to the Tate Modern, he grabs a fine specimen of a low back Eames office/management chair in Nero Netweave (black mesh) and uses it to smash a window before jumping through it. Sacrilege! 

Tom Cruise reaches for the Eames office/management chair in Nero Netweave (black mesh)
Tom Cruise reaches for the Eames office/management chair in Nero Netweave.
Eames Aluminium Group chair in black mesh / netweave
Low back Eames office/management chair in Nero Netweave (black mesh). Available to buy from our store >
Cruise throws the Eames chair through the window
Cruise throws the Eames chair through the window

Update 25.7.18: Here’s the clip of said chair throwing incident just released by Paramount Pictures

The chair he throws out of the high office window is part of The Aluminium Group by Vitra and is one of the great furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames conceived and developed this chair in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus, Indiana (USA). For its construction, the designer couple departed from 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. 

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The Eames chair makes a hasty decent from the London office

The Eames Aluminium Group of chairs includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public areas, as well as in various combinations of fabrics, swivel and non swivel, with and without arms and with fixed or castor feet. All Aluminium Group chairs come with a 30-year guarantee. We’re not sure that guarantee includes cover from being thrown out of office windows though…

The office workers look on disbelief as Tom Cruise realises he has no choice but to jump through the window
The office workers look on disbelief as Tom Cruise realises he has no choice but to jump through the window

In filming this sequence Cruise broke his foot although he makes light of it on the Graham Norton show where they show footage of the actual accident.

Find the Eames netweave office chairs on ebay or Design Within Reach but we plead with you not to throw it through any windows.

Mission: Impossible — Fallout arrives in cinemas 25th July (UK).

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