Since 1958, the thin-pad silhouette of the Eames Aluminium Group has appeared everywhere – from ads to movies, from homes to offices.
May 6th, 2008
Introduced by Herman Miller as Charles and Ray Eames’ response to the need for high quality indoor-outdoor furniture, the Aluminium Chair soon moved inside exclusively.
50 years on, this design remains a classic of style and comfort. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Herman Miller has introduced the chairs in a custom, limited edition anniversary white leather.
The iridescent pearl finish beautifully complements the polished aluminium frame and all limited edition chairs have a special anniversary label attached in a discreet location.
The Aluminum Group initially was designed for Irwin Miller, founder of Cummins Engines, in Columbus, Indiana. Known for their honest use of materials, the Eameses constructed the chairs with cast aluminium and first conceived of a seat frame to support stretched fabric – a synthetic mesh (woven saran).
Although the mesh was discontinued shortly after its introduction, Herman Miller reintroduced a new mesh material for the Aluminum Group in 2001. Called Cygnus, it is similar to the Aeron chair’s Pellicle fabric in its aeration and translucent qualities.
The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell. Wonderfully comfortable, the chairs became the basis for several other Eames designs, including the Soft Pad chairs.
The Eames Aluminium Group Range is available nationwide at Living Edge. To view the limited edition chairs click here or contact the sales team for more information.
To view Living Edge’s entire range of iconic designs for the office and home, visit www.livingedge.com.au
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