Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Chair, Management

$2,495

The Eames Aluminum Group Collection (1958) began as a special project for Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, who needed seating for a home they were designing for industrialist J. Irwin Miller in Columbus, Indiana. The pair asked the Eameses to design light and mobile leisure chairs. At the time, the duo were exploring ways to use aluminum, which had been strengthened, refined, and made more affordable since WWII. So, they constructed a lightweight, die-cast aluminum frame and set a sling in it—a "sitting pocket," as they called it, which subtly conformed to the body’s shape. This completely new type of seat marked a departure from the idea of a chair as solid shell. 

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