La Chaise - Vitra
organic sitting designed by Charles and Ray Eames (1948)
Charles and Ray Eames designed La Chaise in 1948 for a competition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, inspired by "Floating Figure", a sculpture by Gaston Lachaise.
It is the unbelievable elegance of this assertive seating sculpture that enables any number of sitting and reclining positions, which is so very appealing. It has long since established itself as an icon of Organic Design.
Built is only since 1991 that Vitra has been manufacturing small quantities of the design in serial production.
Two fibreglass shells, fixed together and painted white. Chrome-plated tubular steel frame, natural solid oak crossed-shape base.
Measurements: 870 × 1500 × 900 mm