Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman - Walnut Shell


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  • Design : Charles & Ray Eames
  • Year of Design : 1956/2010
  • Material : Bent plywood, cast aluminium, removable leather upholstery
  • Dimensions - Classic Size
    Chair: H: 84cm; W: 84cm; D: 91cm
    Ottoman: H: 42cm; W: 63cm; D: 56cm
  • Dimensions - Larger Size
    Chair: H: 89cm; W: 84cm; D: 92cm
    Ottoman: H: 42cm; W: 63cm; D: 56cm
  • Delivery: 6 - 8 weeks
  • Quickship Delivery : 2 - 3 Weeks for following versions
    • Chair & Ottoman: Cherry Shell / Black Leather / Polished Top with Black Sides Base / Felt Glides)
    • Chair & Ottoman: Santos Palisander Shell / Black Leather / Polished Top with Black Sides Base / Felt Glides)
    • Chair & Ottoman: White Pigmented Walnut Shell / Snow Leather / Aluminium Base / Felt Glides)


The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is the epitome of a design classic in furniture terms. Manufactured under licence from the Eames estate by Vitra this is one of the most famous original designs by Charles & Ray Eames. Created in 1956 it is now a classic in the history of modern furniture - the Chair and Ottoman was originally designed as a modern interpretation of the traditional club chair. It consists of three laminated wooden shells attached to a die cast aluminium frame on shock mounts, giving a flexible connection. Soft leather (nappa cowhide) upholstery sections provide the comfort. The base is swivel on the chair and fixed on the ottoman.

There are a number of variations to the Lounge Chair design. This version has a black pigmented walnut wooden shell which comes in a range of complementary leathers to suit the wood tones. The base can be in either chrome, polished aluminium, or black with polished aluminium detail on the horizontal surfaces. Furthermore, since the average person's height has increased since 1956 when the design was first realised, the lounge chair now comes in two sizes - classic (as per the original) or new, larger dimensions for today's taller individuals. 

Whilst there are a number of inferior copies of the Lounge Chair available online at a fraction of the price, often labelled as 'Eames inspired', true connoisseurs will appreciate the quality of this original. The Lounge Chair is a bespoke piece of furniture which will give many years of lounging pleasure. Besides anything else it's a truly comfortable chair - anyone who already own one of these will vouch for this.

See other Charles & Ray Eames designs.
See other Lounge Chairs & Chaise.
See the Vitra collection.

Watch the Making of the Eames Lounge Chair Video