Eames Lounge chair and ottoman (vintage)

Designer: Charles and Ray Eames

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Director: Ridley Scott

The iconic Eames Lounge Chair (1956) began with a desire to create a chair with “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” In continuous production since its introduction in 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century.

Pairing soft, inviting leather with the sleek form of molded wood, this set was the culmination of the Eameses’ efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology that they pioneered in the ’40s.

The first Eames lounge chair and ottoman was designed by Charles and Ray Eames as a gift for Billy Wilder, the director of classic film Some Like It Hot

Charles and Ray Eames’ furniture feature in multiple movies: When film set decorators need to convey a character’s good taste and style or when they simply need an extremely handsome piece in a domestic or office setting, we’ll often spot an Eames creation and more than often a classic Lounge chair.

This, the most famous and desirable of all Eames has been featured in film and TV programmes as diverse as House of Gucci, in Tony Stark’s mansion in Iron ManClick (2006), Sunday in New York (1963), The Ghost Writer (2010), FrasierGossip Girl (where it was recovered in a gorgeous Missoni fabric), Hope Springs (2012),  the Korean movie The Housemaid (2010), a white version in Tron Legacy (2010), Closer (2004) and even in the animated spy comedy Archer

Entirely hand-assembled out of parts that are fully replaceable, the timeless Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is constructed to last lifetimes.

Our vintage partners often have beautiful vintage Eames lounge chairs. Please email [email protected] for up to date details.

Approx £5,000.00 / $6550