The Aluminium Chair is one of the greatest furniture designs of the twentieth century.
Originally designed for a private residence in the mid-1950s, this chair quickly reached a status of legend, making use of its innovative design and style. Charles and Ray Eames, the well know duo, abandoned the principle of the seat shell, instead stretching a panel of fabric or leather between two aluminium side members to creat an elastic and sleek seat. There are several versions of this classic mid-century design, making the Aluminium Chair Group, with a great focus on functionality, structure and ergonomics, resulting in a chair that adapts perfectly to the human body, conveying confort and beauty. The minimalistic and retro-futuristic style can fit any kind of interior and function, making it a great versatile solution.
This video shows parts of the production process, while highlighting the chair design, with a lot of details. It also includes some history about this iconic chair and shows how the human body adapts naturally to this seating