The Eames Aluminium Group

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Since 1958, the thin-pad silhouette of the Eames Aluminium Group has appeared everywhere – from magazines to movies, from homes to offices. Introduced by Herman Miller, the Aluminum Group was designed by Charles and Ray Eames’ to solve the need for high quality indoor-outdoor furniture.

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The chair features a sleek and subtle silhouette that adds a simple touch of elegance and sophistication. When designing this chair the Eames broke new design ground by experimenting with new materials. The seat-back suspension was also a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell. This sling style suspension combined with its padded vinyl or leather upholstery allows the chair to subtly conform to your body’s shape adding unbelievable comfort.

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It now comes in a variety of colors and textiles but I still find the stark contrast of the bright polished aluminum paired with the black leather the definition of classic modern design.

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Here is an awesome film by Eames Demetrios on the history and the production of Charles & Ray Eames’ famous Aluminium Chair.

Check out Herman Miller’s website here

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