A masterpiece of organic design, La Chaise was designed in 1948 by Charles and Ray Eames for MoMA’s International Low-Cost Furniture competition. A marriage of technical engineering and elegant form, this striking lounge chair was inspired by Floating Figure, a 1927 sculpture by Gaston Lachaise. (The bronze work depicts a stylized female nude suspended in the air.) An object in MoMA’s collection, La Chaise invites you to slide into it, cradling you in sublime comfort.
The Eames La Chaise is composed of a shell made from polyester resin with a satin-smooth white lacquer finish. The base is made from chrome-plated tubular steel, while the cruciform base is produced with solid natural oak (sourced from Western Europe) with a protective natural lacquer finish. La Chaise measures 34.75h x 57.75w x 34.25"d. Made in Germany by Vitra, a manufacturer with work in MoMA’s collection.
DesignerCharles and Ray Eames
Size34.75h x 57.75w x 34.25"d
MaterialPolyester Resin, Chrome Plated Steel, Oak
Year of Design1948
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