EA 103, non-swivel, with armrests 845 × 560 × 522 / 425 mm
The Aluminium Chair is one of the greatest furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames originally designed it in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus, Indiana (USA). For the construction of this chair, the designer couple abandoned the principle of the seat shell, instead stretching a panel of fabric or leather between two aluminium side members to create a taut but elastic seat. The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is exceedingly comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery. The Aluminium Group includes several different models for use in homes, offices and public areas. Vitra has produced the Aluminium Group chairs over a period of decades in the same superior quality. This experience allows us to offer a 30-year guarantee on all of the chair models in the Aluminium Group. The Eames Aluminium Chairs EA 101, EA 103 and EA 104 are ideal for using in combination with tables: in comparison to the other models in the Aluminium Group, they have narrower and higher seats, more upright backrests and shorter armrests. Thanks to a wide selection of colours, it‘s easy to find the perfect chair for any setting – from home dining rooms and restaurants to office meeting areas. Materials: – Backrest and seat: chair with medium-high backrest, table-oriented sitting position. Backrest and seat in mesh fabric or upholstered in Hopsak with high-frequency welded horizontal ribbing. Side profiles and spreaders in die-cast aluminium. – Armrests: die-cast aluminium. – Base: four-star base in die-cast aluminium.