Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra La Chaise

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Dimensions: 58" W x 35" D x 34" H x 19" SH

Manufacturer
Vitra, Germany

Date
2002

Material
Lacquered Fiberglass, Oak, Chrome-plated Steel

Condition
Excellent.

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Provenance

Charles and Ray Eames designed this lounge chair for The Museum of Modern Art’s 1948 “International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design.” Its name references both its function as well as Gaston Lachaise’s Floating Figure sculpture, whose shape the Eameses thought would fit the chair perfectly.
Comprised of two bonded fiberglass shells, a chromed base, and natural oak feet, the chair exhibits a captivating elegance and allows for a wide range of sitting and reclining positions.
The La Chaise was never sold during Charles and Ray’s lifetime, as it proved too costly to produce. It wasn’t until 1996 that long-time Eames partner, Vitra International, began manufacturing and distributing La Chaise in response to public interest and demand. Today, the chair serves as a long-established icon of organic design. It is available exclusively from Vitra.