An icon of modern furniture design and an object in MoMA’s collection, the Eames® Lounge Chair and Ottoman was conceived by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956. Marrying beauty and comfort, the Eames® Lounge Chair and Ottoman is a work of art designed for everyday living.
At MoMA Design Store, we offer the Eames® Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Walnut, Oak or Ebony shells. You can choose from leather or fabric upholstery. The leather styles are upholstered in 100% Italian full-grain leather. This classic-look leather is distinguished by its medium pebbling and supple hand. It’s colored with transparent dye and light pigment, and benefits from the added protection of a silicone topcoat. The leather will develop a softened patina over time. When first conceived, the designers’ modest desire was, according to Charles, to create a chair with “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt”—translating the soft, comfortable look and feel of a genuine leather baseball glove that has been properly broken in.
We offer the chair in two beautiful fabrics. The checkered fabric, designed by Alexander Girard in 1965, is 77% cotton and 23% polyester. Girard’s checkered fabric design was used for an armchair he conceived in 1967, which is an object in MoMA’s collection. The bouclé, a fabric characterized by its nubby texture, is 33% acrylic, 30% wool, 29% cotton, 7% polyester and 1% viscose.
The Eames® Lounge Chair and Ottoman has been produced in the USA for over 50 years by the original manufacturer, Herman Miller®. This authorized version is composed of three separate curved 7-ply veneer shells: the head rest, the back support and the seat, all topped with upholstered leather or fabric cushions. The seat pivots on a five-pronged base, moving effortlessly with one’s body movements.
The Eames® Lounge Chair measures 32.75h x 32.75w x 32.75"d while the Ottoman measures 17h x 26w x 21.5"d. The chair’s weight limit is 300lbs.
Please note that the leather exhibits natural markings and inherent color and textural variations. The leather will lighten in color during prolonged exposure to heat or sunlight.Learn more about the Eames® Lounge Chair and Ottoman on our storytelling page here.
DesignerCharles & Ray Eames
SizeChair: 31.5h x 33.5w x 35"d
Seat:16h x 21w x 21.25"d
Ottoman: 17h x 20.75w x 21.5"d
MaterialMolded seven-layer plywood shellWalnut, oak, or ebony-stained ash wood veneerUpholstery in full-grain Italian leather, boucle fabric, or checker fabric
Year of Design1956
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- Shipping Method: White Glove Delivery
- This item cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous U.S.
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