If you’re one of our frequent readers and customers, you are most than well-acquainted with the work of Charles and Ray Eames already. The husband-and-wife duo is behind some of the 20th century’s most defining mid-century modern design moments. They were also responsible for some of the most iconic office furniture in the world: the Eames Aluminum Grup of Office Chairs.
The Eames Aluminum Group is a collection of office furniture designed by Charles and Ray that was released in 1958. The most iconic item from the collection is the Eames Ribbed Management Chair, an office chair featuring a mesh suspension back originally for outdoor use and later adapted for the office environment. Our high-end reproductions of the Eames Ribbed Management Chair features padded leather upholstery on an aluminum frame.
The most famous of the Eames Aluminum Group Office Chairs, the Eames Ribbed Management Chair, the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair, and the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair started all as household range items to be used as indoors as outdoors. It wasn’t until many years later when these office chairs would be adapted to be used in office settings like we use today. All of these chairs can be found in our store. Let’s give them a closer look!
Eames Ribbed Management Chair
The first office part of our Eames Aluminum Group is the Eames Ribbed Management Chair. Originally released in 1958, this Eames Office Chair with a low-back has shown a great amount of versatility throughout the years. Originally designed as an indoor and outdoor dining chair, the Eames Ribbed Management Chair as well as the rest of the Eames Aluminum Group, has reinvented itself as an emblematic office chair.
Over the years, the Eames Ribbed Management Chair has seen several variations. This Eames Office Chair was first released with four options: A chair without arms and with fixed and swivel pedestal bases, and another one with arms with fixed and swivel bases choices. A final variation with a high back was simultaneously released.
After a couple of years though, the dual indoor and outdoor life of the Eames Aluminum Group was over. The Eames Office Chairs were developed more upholstery choices and a second base option which increased the number of available variations to 6. After a small size tweak in the 70s, the Eames Office Chairs were being solely produced for office settings, something that these chairs were particularly good for.
Our Eames Ribbed Management Chair Features heat embossed ribbing just like the original chair, which is three times more durable than cheaper stitched ribbed versions and has a superior airflow. This high-end Eames Office Chair is built upon a 5-star extra strength aluminum base and a supportive chrome steel frame. Back and seat feature a ribbed leatherette upholstery and removable aluminum arms. Additional features include tilt, swivel, and height-adjustable control as well as polyurethane rolling casters, perfect for hardwood floors and low pile carpet.
Eames Soft Pad Management Chair
The second addition to our Eames Aluminum Group of Office Chairs. Originally designed in 1969, the Eames Soft Pad Management chairs were designed to be luxurious and comfortable alternatives to the traditional office chairs of the time. The first models available contrasted the already popular ribbed chairs the dynamic these presented was unparalleled. Ideal to work from home, meetings, the modern workplace, the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair still a popular go-to option in terms of office chairs.
History goes that the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair was apparently produced as an accident. The Eames Soft Pad Chair was inspired by an old aluminum chair with a prototype of the cushion for the Eames Chaise thrown over it. The result became one of the most recognizable office chair designs of the 20th century and still inspires office chair designers to this day.
Our Eames Soft Pad Management Chair features a durable yet comfortable leatherette seat which is easy to clean. This Eames Office Chair is built on a reliable 5-star base and a supportive chrome steel tube frame. Back and seat are upholstered with leatherette and finished with two upholstered high-density foam cushions. Additional features include a tilt-swivel mechanism, pneumatic gas seat-height adjustment, and tilt lock feature.
Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair
The last addition to our Eames Aluminum Office Chair Group, the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair is the tall, cushy cousin of our Eames Office Chairs. Originally designed in 1969, the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair was designed to be a top of the range executive option with full tilting and height adjustment as standard. This Eames Office Chair, unlike the others, was always intended for the workplace.
Ever since its 1969 release, the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair has been in continuous production and is as popular today as the day it was made. The Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair has also been the source of great inspiration for office chair designs over the years.
Our Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair features a high back with thick cushions padded with high-density memory foam and upholstered with top-grain Italian leather. This beautiful combination rests upon a high-polished thick aluminum alloy frame, arms, and a 5-star base for greater stability, with tilt-swivel mechanism and seat-height adjustment. This new tilt lock allows the seat angle to be secured in a neutral position.
A great home office combines the ergonomic standards of the modern workplace with the comfort and relaxation of life in your most familiar and comfortable surroundings. But so often our home offices can end up feeling a little too casual and not professional enough, or vice versa. And that’s not good for neither business or pleasure. The Eames Office Chairs can be a great way to achieve the right balance of comfort, ergonomics, and style.
Now you should have a better idea of what each of our top models of office chairs consists of. We hope you can finally find a great-looking office chair that works as hard as you do. With the Eames Aluminum Group of Office Chairs and a little imagination, you can put together a stylish, functional home office in no time.
Having this valuable information might be something you could use when it comes to buying one of our office chair high-end reproductions. We hope you enjoyed this blog post!