Embracing the chilly embrace of autumn and winter, Vitra has unveiled a special edition of the iconic Eames Lounge Chair, reaffirming its legacy of comfort and elegance. Originally introduced in 1956 by the venerable duo, Charles and Ray Eames, the Lounge Chair has been a mainstay in the pantheon of modern furniture, lauded for its lightweight, sophisticated aesthetic that eclipses the traditional, bulky club chair.
For the 2023/24 winter season, Vitra, the Swiss powerhouse of design, has married the classic with the contemporary. The chair is now available with a Phlox fabric cover, a sumptuous dark green velour corduroy textile designed by Raf Simons for Kvadrat. This choice of fabric not only enhances the chair’s timeless silhouette but also promises a tactile experience that grows richer over time, developing a distinctive patina with use.
The chair’s palisander wood shell, a hallmark of its iconic design, is now complemented by pine-green metal components—the base and back braces—which together present a bold, contemporary contrast. This interplay of materials accentuates the chair’s striking profile, infusing a traditional space with modern verve or adding a classic touch to a contemporary setting.
This special edition is a testament to Vitra’s commitment to quality and a tribute to the Eames’ design philosophy, bringing together form, function, and the warmth of the season. Discover more about this timeless piece and its fresh interpretation at www.vitra.com.