Ottoman Pouf with leather covering
The “Lounge Chair” (1955) is the only Eames’ model which deliberately winks at the world of luxury and opulence. Above all, it represents a decisive contribution to the modern design of the ‘50s, which, free of the austere geometric forms of the ‘20s, moves towards more sculpted and organic shapes. Eames wanted a comfortable yet simple armchair, whose frame and upholstery are fused like two hands crossed together. This is the explanation he gave his wife, or at least it’s as the story goes. The result fully respects his intentions: the armchair appears to wrap itself around the body like a glove, allowing the user to sink into slowly, just the way Eames intended it. Without minimizing in any way its innovative aspects regarding materials: bent plywood for the wooden “frames,” pressure-cast aluminium for the base. On permanent exhibit at MoMA in New York. Swivel armchair and Ottoman. Black lacquered aluminium fusion base, and polished chrome in the high part. Bent plywood shell, natural or lacquered. Polyurethane foam padding. Leather upholstery.
100% Made in Italy. Ottoman. Four star base in black lacquered aluminium fusion and steel frame in the high part. Shell in curved plywood with a rosewood or a cherry veneer or walnut, or with black-painted finish. Padded with polyurethane foam. Leather upholstery.
- Product details
- Dimensions: W66 D56 H42 cm
- Inspired by: Eames
- Line: Pouf
- Model: Pouf
The leather we use is full grain aniline, 1.2 - 1.4 mm thick. and its origins are Northern European countries. It comes from the outermost layer of the animal, which keeps intact the natural elasticity and flexibility thus ensuring its long resistance over time.
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