• Organic Chair, 1940, Charles eames and eero saarinen, Vitra
  • Organic Chair, 1940, Charles eames and eero saarinen, Vitra
  • Organic Chair, 1940, Charles eames and eero saarinen, Vitra
  • Organic Chair, 1940, Charles eames and eero saarinen, Vitra
  • Organic Chair, 1940, Charles eames and eero saarinen, Vitra

Organic Chair, 1940

Organic Chair by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen for Vitra.

The Organic Chair is a comfortable small reading chair and was made in 1940 as a contribution to the New York MoMA's "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition.

Formally speaking it was ahead of its time, but owing to the lack of manufacturing techniques, never went into series production. It was not until after 1950 that it became possible to manufacture larger quantities of organically shaped seat shells and market them. The first were chairs such as Eames' famous Plastic Armchair or Saarinen's Tulip Chair. 

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Organic Chair by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen for Vitra.

The Organic Chair is a comfortable small reading chair and was made in 1940 as a contribution to the New York MoMA's "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition.

Formally speaking it was ahead of its time, but owing to the lack of manufacturing techniques, never went into series production. It was not until after 1950 that it became possible to manufacture larger quantities of organically shaped seat shells and market them. The first were chairs such as Eames' famous Plastic Armchair or Saarinen's Tulip Chair. 

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72.5w x 67.5d x 35/82.5cmh

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Laminated seat shell with polyurethane foam upholstery.

Ash legs available stained black or, for the first time ever, light oak.

Upholstered in Hopsak, Cosy, Tonus or Credo fabrics from the Vitra collection.
View swatches of available fabrics in the pdf in the download section.

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Vitra is a Swiss based manufacturer of designer home and office furniture, lighting and accessories.

Vitra is a Swiss based manufacturer of designer home and office furniture, lighting and accessories.

Originally founded in Weil am Rhein, Germany in 1950 by Willi Fehlbaum, the company moved to Birsfelden, Switzerland in 1994. Soon after forming, Vitra acquired licences for the products of many renowned American designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, and George Nelson.

Vitra have continued to produce innovative products and concepts, working with established designers to push boundaries within design.

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