Gibraltar Furniture www.gibraltarfurniture.com offer is proud to introduce the iconic reproduction classic aluminum 3 seat armchair sofa for $3995. This is a true innovation and carries forward the vision of Charles and Ray Eames where no other sofa has dared to go before!
When Charles and Ray Eames designed the Eames Aluminum Management Chair and Side Chair (1958), they created a revolution in seating that has lost none of its edge. These chairs were originally developed as a special project for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard. Moving away from the Eameses’ shell forms of the 1940s, the designers combined a newly affordable aluminum frame with a sling seat that subtly conforms to the body’s shape.
The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell. Wonderfully comfortable, strong, yet lightweight, the chairs became the basis for several other Eames designs, including the Soft Pad chairs.
With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple. That was and is the “Eames look.”
The Aluminum group is available in management, side, executive, and lounge models. Their classic lines and comfortable suspension keep them in demand for all kinds of places, from contemporary homes to elegant offices to hip start ups.
In the 1950s, the pair of designers would continue their work in architecture and modern furniture design, often (like in the earlier molded plywood work) pioneering innovative technologies, such as the fiberglass and plastic resin chairs and the wire mesh chairs designed for Herman Miller.
Their offices operated for more than four decades (1943-88) at 901 Washington Boulevard in Venice, California, and included a number of remarkable designers, like Don Albinson and Deborah Sussman. Among the many important designs originating there are the molded-plywood DCW (Dining Chair Wood) and DCM (Dining Chair Metal with a plywood seat) (1945), Lounge Chair (1956), the Aluminum Group furniture (1958) and as well as the Chaise (1968), designed for Charles’s friend, film director Billy Wilder, as well as molded plywood leg splints for the US Navy, the playful Do-Nothing Machine (1957), an early solar energy experiment, and a number of toys. Comes complete with a dazzling highly polished chrome aluminum frame!
Materials: 100% Imported Italian Leather chair in your choice of Black, White, Red, Brown, Green, Orange, Purple colors. Includes four armrests, polished chrome aluminum frame and base.
- All materials are imported from Italy
- All padding is fire resistant sponge & available in Britain standard or American standard
- Fully equipped with Italian Donati mechanism
- The aluminum base can support as heavy as 1100kgs
- Beautiful chromed finish makes the chairs more attractive