Vitra Eames Organic Chair was for the 'Organic Design in Home Furnishings' competition in 1941 by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Highback version adds a built in headrest for additional comfort.
Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen created several different versions of the Organic Chair and from a technical perspective, the designs were ahead of their time. However, due to the lack of suitable manufacturing technology, they never went into production.
It was only later that organically shaped seat shells could be produced and sold in larger quantities, such as the Eames Plastic Chair. In 2006, Vitra and the Vitra Design Museum launched the first serial production of the Organic Chair, bringing this classic design piece back to life.
Wellworking only sell original Vitra Eames products.
Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen
Charles Eames, born 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri, and his wife Ray Eames are among the most important American designers of the 20th century.
Eero Saarinen, born in 1910 in Kirkkonummi, Finland, taught at Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills where he met Charles Eames. Together they experimented on new furniture forms and produced the first designs for furniture made from moulded plywood.
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