The Eames Lounger needs no introduction. It is one of the most cherished and well-known contemporary furniture designs in history, having won numerous awards, including the coveted Triennial Prize in 1957, just one year after it was introduced. Not to mention, it sits on permanent display in art museums all over the world.
Throughout its storied history, the chair has been produced by several different manufacturers; today, only two make the Eames-branded real deal, one of which is Vitra. To celebrate the UK company’s 60th year manufacturing the chair, Vitra is releasing this limited-edition run of the lounger and ottoman. Rather than the traditional black leather, the new Eames Lounger is made of high-quality, cozy twill; the red-brown Santos Palisander wood and sleek black aluminum frame remain the same.