Eames Time Life Chair

Eames Time Life Chair

View All Designers Charles and Ray Eames Learn more What’s In It For You Product Story It’s All in the Details Expanded Options Luxurious Comfort Product Story Eames Executive Work Chairs—known also as Time-Life chairs—were created, along with the Eames walnut stools, for the three ultramodern lobbies of the Time-Life Building in 1960. Also appropriate because, when you sit in this chair, you’ll have the time of your life. It’s All in the Details This luxurious chair is an example of Charles Eames’s belief that “details are not details; they make the product.” Generously sized, the executive work chair features a lightweight aluminum frame and base and finely detailed leather or fabric upholstery accented with covered buttons and edge details typical of traditional fine furniture. Expanded OptionsIf you choose leather, you can opt for our contract-grade leather or our new MCL Leather, a premium, semi-aniline, dyed leather with 100 percent natural full grain. Color variations and surface marks are an inherent characteristic of this material, which will acquire wrinkles and creases and develop a rich patina over time. The MCL Leather is available in black or pearl—and in more colors in fall 2011. And to complement lighter materials, we are offering powder coat finishes on the base and frame in white and graphite satin, along with the traditional polished aluminum. Luxurious Comfort Comfort comes first. The seat has 4-1/2-inch-thick foam cushions; the back cushions are 3 inches thick. Armrests are well padded. Adjustable seat height, tilt-swivel mechanism, and a five-star base add to the comfort. Available with casters or glides, so the chairs can work well in a conference room, board room, conversation area, or behind a desk. Design Story When George Nelson asked Charles Eames to help in the design of the U.S. pavilion at the Moscow world exhibition in 1959, they needed to work fast. Eames called his friend Henry Luce, the chairman of Time-Life, to ask that Time-Life’s vast archive of images be open to him. Luce’s only condition was that Eames return the help one day.A year after the exhibition in Moscow—a great success, featuring Eames’s multi-screen slide show, a first—Luce called to ask Eames for a chair for the executive floors of his new building. The Eameses responded with the Time-Life chair and walnut stools. We still produce them, and with our new MCL Leather offering, we are returning the soft hand that characterized the original.
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Eames Time Life Chair

What’s In It For You Product Story It’s All in the Details Expanded Options Luxurious Comfort Product Story Eames Executive Work Chairs—known also as Time-Life chairs—were created, along with the Eames walnut stools, for the three ultramodern lobbies of the Time-Life Building in 1960. Also appropriate because, when you sit in this chair, you’ll have the time of your life. It’s All in the Details This luxurious chair is an example of Charles Eames’s belief that “details are not details; they make the product.” Generously sized, the executive work chair features a lightweight aluminum frame and base and finely detailed leather or fabric upholstery accented with covered buttons and edge details typical of traditional fine furniture. Expanded OptionsIf you choose leather, you can opt for our contract-grade leather or our new MCL Leather, a premium, semi-aniline, dyed leather with 100 percent natural full grain. Color variations and surface marks are an inherent characteristic of this material, which will acquire wrinkles and creases and develop a rich patina over time. The MCL Leather is available in black or pearl—and in more colors in fall 2011. And to complement lighter materials, we are offering powder coat finishes on the base and frame in white and graphite satin, along with the traditional polished aluminum. Luxurious Comfort Comfort comes first. The seat has 4-1/2-inch-thick foam cushions; the back cushions are 3 inches thick. Armrests are well padded. Adjustable seat height, tilt-swivel mechanism, and a five-star base add to the comfort. Available with casters or glides, so the chairs can work well in a conference room, board room, conversation area, or behind a desk. Design Story When George Nelson asked Charles Eames to help in the design of the U.S. pavilion at the Moscow world exhibition in 1959, they needed to work fast. Eames called his friend Henry Luce, the chairman of Time-Life, to ask that Time-Life’s vast archive of images be open to him. Luce’s only condition was that Eames return the help one day.A year after the exhibition in Moscow—a great success, featuring Eames’s multi-screen slide show, a first—Luce called to ask Eames for a chair for the executive floors of his new building. The Eameses responded with the Time-Life chair and walnut stools. We still produce them, and with our new MCL Leather offering, we are returning the soft hand that characterized the original.
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Eames Time Life Chair

Also known as the Time-Life Chair, this iconic piece was originally created for the executive floors of New York City’s Time-Life Building. How those lucky executives were able to get an Eames chair designed just for them began with Time-Life Chairman Henry Luce. In 1959, Charles Eames asked Luce for photographs from the Time-Life archive to be used in a slideshow he was creating for the U.S. pavilion at the Moscow World Exhibition. Luce agreed, as long as Eames promised to return the favor one day. The following year, Eames made good on that promise, and 50 years later, the world is still enjoying the results of that arrangement. The generously sized Eames Executive Chair tilts, swivels and has a height-adjustable seat with thick, plush cushions. Backed by a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty. This is the authentic Eames Executive Chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
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Eames Time Life Chair

Description Also known as the Time-Life Chair, this iconic piece was originally created for the executive floors of New York City’s Time-Life Building. How those lucky executives were able to get an Eames chair designed just for them began with Time-Life Chairman Henry Luce. In 1959, Charles Eames asked Luce for photographs from the Time-Life archive to be used in a slideshow he was creating for the U.S. pavilion at the Moscow World Exhibition. Luce agreed, as long as Eames promised to return the favor one day. The following year, Eames made good on that promise, and 50 years later, the world is still enjoying the results of that arrangement. The generously sized Eames Executive Chair tilts, swivels and has a height-adjustable seat with thick, plush cushions. Backed by a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty. This is the authentic Eames Executive Chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.
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Eames Time Life Chair

1 of 5 images Great Mid Century Modern Herman Miller Eames Time Life Lounge Chair Purchase Make an Offer Request More Info Buyer Protection Guaranteed About Great original time life “lounge” chair designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller. This is a lower wider version called the “lobby chair” which is hard to find. It is extremely comfortable and in great vintage condition. The leather is nice with very slight wear. The wheels and can be interchanged for carpet or floor pads for a more sleek look. Details Creator Charles Eames (Designer), Herman Miller (Maker) Of the Period Mid-Century Modern Place of Origin United States Date of Manufacture 1960s Period 1960-1969 Materials and Techniques Aluminum , Leather Condition Excellent Wear Wear consistent with age and use Dimensions 32.5 in. H x 29 in. W x 28 in. D 83 cm H x 74 cm W x 71 cm D Seat Height 19 in. (48 cm) Dealer Location Houston, TX Number of Items 1 Reference Number LU106062716772 About Herman Miller (Maker) No other business of its kind did more than the Herman Miller Furniture Company to introduce modern design into American homes. Working with legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard, the Zeeland, Michigan-based firm fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call Mid-Century Modern style. In doing so, Herman Miller produced some of the most beautiful, iconic and, one can even say, noblest furniture of the past seven decades. Founded in 1923, Herman Miller was originally known for grand historicist bedroom suites: heavily ornamented wood furniture that appealed to a high-minded, wealthier clientele. The company—named for its chief financial backer—began to suffer in the early 1930s as the Great Depression hit, and D. J. De Pree, the company’s CEO, feared bankruptcy. In 1932, aid came in the form of Gilbert Rohde, a self-taught furniture designer who had traveled widely in Europe, absorbing details of the Art Deco movement and other modernist influences. After persuading De Pree that the growing middle-class required smaller, lighter household furnishings, Rohde set a new course for Herman Miller, creating sleek chairs, tables and cabinetry that were the essence of the Streamline Moderne style. Rohde died suddenly in 1944. The following year, De Pree turned to George Nelson, an architect who had written widely about modern furniture design. Under Nelson’s leadership, Herman Miller would embrace new technologies and materials and audacious biomorphic forms. Some of the pieces the company produced are now emblems of 20th century American design, including the Eames lounge chair and ottoman and Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Coconut chair. As you can see on these pages, such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless—staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.

Eames Time Life Chair

Eames Time Life Chair
Eames Time Life Chair

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