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Design Within Reach Eames Lounge Chair
Charles and Ray Eames had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to bring greater pleasure to our lives. Their 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." The result has become the consummate lounge. In continuous production since its introduction, 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 piece was the culmination of the Eameses' efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology that they pioneered in the '40s. Even today, each piece is assembled by hand to ensure the highest level of quality and craftsmanship, and you'll be pleased to discover that this chair gets even better with use and age. The configuration of this chair is a registered trademark, and this is the authentic Eames Lounge Chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Seven-ply walnut or santos palisander veneer; molded plywood frame; die-cast aluminum swivel base and back braces; polyurethane foam cushions; stainless steel leveling floor glides; Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather upholstery. Measurements:H 32" W 32.75" D 32.75" Seat H 15"
Design Within Reach EggTM Chair
Form follows function, and nowhere is that more apparent than in a sculpted chair that anticipates the curves of the human body. Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for its busy lobby, he created the biomorphic Egg (1958). With this chair, Jacobsen embraced new materials that allowed him to shape fluid curves and single-piece molded shells. At a time when others were experimenting with bent tubular steel, Jacobsen focused on the upholstered armchair, believing a solution existed that was still true to modern ideals. Indeed, he met that goal. Set on a rotating base, the Egg Chair allows sitters to swivel toward a conversation area or away from others if privacy is desired. It also tilts back for relaxed lounging. This is the authentic Egg Chair manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Poland. The Egg Chair tilts and swivels. Finely upholstered, the fabric or leather is hand-sewn onto the frame. Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane foam shell; satin-chromed steel column; injection-molded aluminum base; fabric or leather upholstery. Gabriel® Fame® upholstery: 95% wool, 5% polyamide. Maharam Kvadrat® Tonus upholstery: 90% wool, 10% Helanca®. Basel upholstery: 90% new wool, 10% nylon; Sorensen leather piping. Leather upholstery: full-grain leather or cowhide. Measurements:H 42.25" W 34" D 37.5" Seat H 14.5"
Design Within Reach Barcelona Chair
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair and Stool (1929), originally created to furnish his German Pavilion at the International Exhibition in Barcelona, have come to epitomize modern design. Mies van der Rohe designed the chair to serve as seating for the king and queen of Spain, while the stool was intended to accommodate their attendants. Still produced to his original specifications, this Barcelona is of quality fit for royalty. The cushions – welting and buttons included – come from a single Spinneybeck® Volo cowhide and are supported by cowhide belting straps, dyed to match the color of the chair. To create the deep, precise tufting, individual panels of leather are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted. The chromed-steel frame is hand-buffed to mirror-like perfection. The Barcelona Chair was honored with the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977. The Barcelona Chair is a registered trademark of Knoll®, Inc., manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Bar-stock steel frame with hand-ground and hand-buffed chrome finish; cowhide belting; aluminum rivets; Dacron®-wrapped high-resiliency urethane foam and fiberfill cushions; Spinneybeck® Volo semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 30.25" W 29.5" D 30" Seat H 17"
Design Within Reach Swan Chair
Before the Swan Chair (1958), Arne Jacobsen's architecture and designs were shaped by an assumption of materials' natural ways of resisting. In other words, he could make them go only so far in becoming the structures he desired. With new technologies, however, the old rules no longer applied, and he was able to shape fluid curves and single-piece molded shells. The Swan Chair is now made from polyurethane foam, but at the time, Jacobsen used Styropore® to create its continuous shape. Designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, for which Jacobsen was the architect, the chair permitted guests to spin on its swivel base, thus becoming active participants in the busy hotel atmosphere. A single upholsterer hand-sews the fabric onto the frame of Swan. Original design and licensed manufacture by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Poland. Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced, polyurethane foam shell; satin-chromed steel swivel; injection-molded aluminum base; fabric or leather upholstery. Fame: Fame® by Gabriel fabric (95% wool, 5% polyamide). Milani: Milani fabric (70% viscose, 30% linen). Tonus: Maharam Tonus by Kvadrat® fabric (90% wool, 10% Helanca®). Classic: Full-grain leather top-coated for durability. Elegance: Full-grain aniline-dyed leather with light structure and light impregnation; patinas over time with natural markings. Optical: Full-grain leather top-coated and light protective finish. Measurements:H 30.5" W 29.25" D 27" Seat H 15.75"
Design Within Reach CrosshatchTM Chair
Eoos is a studio based in Vienna that was founded in 1995 by designers Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gründl. The name is a playful variant of Eous, one of the four chariot horses of sun god Helios, according to Greek mythology. It was the first name that resonated with the trio after they spotted it in a copy of Ovid's Metamorphoses that just so happened to be lying around their office, chosen in part for the way a horse's erratic jaunts evoke a designer's irregular everyday forays into the conceptual. Eoos has won more than 70 international awards, including the Compasso d'Oro. Its Crosshatch Chair (2014) balances a visually light aesthetic with sturdy construction, consisting of parachute cord precisely wrapped around a solid wooden frame and seat bottom. The chair imparts the feeling of being suspended in a cozy nest, with a slightly canted back for ample comfort and support. Crosshatch works well in both living areas and office spaces. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid walnut frame; foam cushion with Dacron® wrap; nylon parachute cord; MCL leather or 100% wool felt fabric upholstery. Measurements:H 28.5" W 31.25" D 30.25" Seat H 14.75" Arm H 22.5"
Design Within Reach Eames Upholstered Molded Plywood Lounge Chair (LCW)
A refreshing variant of the LCW (1946), the Upholstered LCW sports Kvadrat Divina fabric on its front side. Hailed by Time magazine as the Best Design of the 20th Century, this iconic chair began as an experiment in the Eameses' apartment, where they were molding plywood in what they called the "Kazam! Machine." The machine pressed thin sheets of wood veneer against a heated membrane that was inflated by a bicycle pump. Humble beginnings for what would become one of the world's most widely recognized and highly coveted chairs. Low-slung, with an expertly crafted molded seat and back (no bike pumps are used today), this chair cradles you in a comfortable position. Its form relates directly to the human body and holds no secrets as to how it succeeds technically. Rubber shock mounts buffer against jarring movement. This original is an authentic product of Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. LCW stands for lounge chair with wood legs. Materials: Molded five-ply seat and back; cherry, walnut, white ash or santos palisander wood veneer, ebony-stained ash veneer or red-stained birch veneer; Maharam Divina by Kvadrat (100% wool); eight-ply legs and back brace; rubber shock mounts. Measurements:H 26.5" W 22" D 24.25" Seat H 15.5"
Design Within Reach Oculus Chair
Regarded as the "chair-maker of chair-makers," Hans J. Wegner designed more than 500 chairs during his prolific career, some of which were never produced. Wegner's Oculus Chair (1960) takes its name from the Latin word for "eye," in reference to the trademark eye-shaped stitching on its front. Originally made in very limited numbers, it was brought back into production in 2010 after Carl Hansen & Søn rediscovered it in the Wegner family home. Oculus is roomy enough for various lounging positions, with an enveloping seat and arms balanced on brushed stainless steel legs for visual lightness, a three-part back that supports the whole spine and a down and foam seat cushion that provides lasting comfort while maintaining its shape. Can be used with the Wing Ottoman, also from Wegner. Made in Denmark. Materials: Solid beech frame; brushed stainless steel legs; molded cold foam padding; down and foam seat cushion; Rime (90% wool, 10% nylon), Clara (92% wool, 8% nylon), Maharam Hallingdal (70% wool, 30% viscose) or Maharam Divina Melange (100% wool) fabric upholstery. Measurements:Oculus Chair: H 43.5" W 37" D 37" Seat H 15.75" Arm H 25.5"
Design Within Reach Wassily Chair
In spirit and stature, Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair (1925) from Knoll has few equals. Believed to be the first bent tubular steel chair design, the Wassily Chair distills the traditional club chair to a series of strong, spare lines, executed with dynamic material counterpoint. The gleaming chrome-finished tubular steel frame – inspired by the graceful, curving handlebars of the Adler bicycle – is seamless in its assemblage. Thick cowhide leather, belting leather or canvas slings create the design's seating surfaces, which maintain their crisp tautness for decades. Named for Wassily Kandinsky, the father of abstract painting and a colleague of Breuer's at the Bauhaus, the Wassily Chair is a symbol of the industrial heroism and engineering invention of the early 20th century. Made in Italy. Each piece is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and the designer's signature. The Wassily Chair is a registered trademark of Knoll, Inc., manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Processed in the Santa Croce region of Italy, 100% vegetable-tanned, aniline-dyed Spinneybeck® belting leather is smooth, with a tight-grain texture and rich saturated color; it has a light, protective, water-resistant finish. Materials: Tubular steel frame with polished chrome finish; leather or fabric slings; plastic glides. Canvas: 100% natural cotton canvas slings. Belting leather: 100% vegetable-tanned, aniline-dyed Spinneybeck® belting leather slings. Cowhide: Cowhide leather slings. Measurements:H 28.75" W 30.75" D 27" Seat H 16.5" Arm H 23"
Design Within Reach Bevel Armchair
Craig Bassam is an architect and designer whose career started with Bruce Eeles, a disciple of Marcel Breuer. His partner, Scott Fellows, is a Harvard MBA who transformed the Swiss firm Bally. Together they are BassamFellows, described as "the design world's A-team" by The Times of London . In 2010, they started collaborating with the Michigan-based company Herman Miller to develop refined seating that complements the classic works by Eames, Nelson and Noguchi. The Bevel Sofa Collection (2014) is one of the results of this special union, delivering comfort and elegance in one beautiful package. Taking its name from the shape of the backrest, Bevel offers pleasing lumbar support, balanced proportions and a sharp, clean silhouette. Made in U.S.A. Bevel features soft, pliable cushions that allow its leather to stretch and loosen a bit more than on other designs, resulting in a plush, well-used look that adds warmth and character over time. Materials: Kiln-dried, corner-blocked hardwood frame; unidirectional webbing suspension; foam seat cushions wrapped in a blend of feathers and down (90% UltraClean™ duck feathers, 10% UltraClean™ duck down); foam back cushions with polyester fiber fill; ebony-stained ash legs; 100% wool fabric or MCL all-grain leather upholstery. Measurements:H 28" W 33" D 30" Seat H 17" Seat D 23.5" Arm H 23"
Design Within Reach Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair
The Eames® Aluminum Group Collection (1958) began as a special project for Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, who needed seating for a home they were designing for industrialist J. Irwin Miller in Columbus, Indiana. The request was for leisure chairs light enough to move from indoors to out and strong enough to withstand the elements. At the time, the Eameses were exploring ways to use aluminum, which had been strengthened, refined and made more affordable since WWII. They constructed a lightweight die-cast frame for the project, then wrapped it in a sling – a "sitting pocket" that subtly conforms to the body's shape. The result was a completely new type of seat and a departure from the idea of a chair as solid shell. While the original concept was for outdoor seating, the Eameses quickly recognized its possibilities for indoor use. This collection has been in continuous production by Herman Miller since 1958. Constructed of 61% recycled materials, it's also 88% recyclable at the end of its useful life. Backed by a 12-year manufacturer's warranty. This is an authentic Eames chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Features: 360-degree swivel base; tilt mechanism that allows up to 30 degrees of recline; padded headrest; floor glides that work on both carpeted and hardwood floors. Pair this chair with the optional Ottoman (sold separately) and put your feet up in style. Materials: Four-star polished or powder-coated die-cast aluminum base and frame with tubular steel column; Maharam Messenger fabric (78% post-industrial recycled polyester, 15% polyester, 7% nylon) or Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather upholstery. Measurements:H 38.75" W 25.75" D 32.25" Seat H 14.5"
Design Within Reach Raleigh Armchair
DWR Exclusive Raleigh (2009) is a comfortable collection that draws from midcentury Danish design. It features an exposed solid wood frame that wraps around the back to support the seating area while lending visual lightness and satisfying tension to the whole. Unlike other exposed-frame collections that force overly upright sitting positions, Raleigh is designed with a carefully canted seatback for a more natural way of situating yourself as you relax and unwind. We chose to work with Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk on this project because of the importance they place on people – how they move, interact, live and, most of all, sit. Back cushions have removable covers for cleaning. The Raleigh Collection was named Best of Year by Interior Design in 2010, winning the magazine's top honor for the residential lounge category. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Kiln-dried, corner-blocked hardwood frame; unidirectional web suspension; high-density, high-resiliency polyurethane foam seat cushions with Dacron® wrap; Poly-fil®-, feather- and down-blend back cushions; solid walnut external frame; fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 34" W 33" D 35" Seat H 18" Arm H 24"