Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen
1940 (Reedition 2004)
210 010 00 4
The Organic Chair is a comfortable small reading chair and was made in 1940 as a contribution to the New York MoMA's "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" competition. Formally speaking it was ahead of its time, but owing to the lack of manufacturing techniques, never went into series production. It was not until after 1950 that it became possible to manufacture larger quantities of organically shaped seat shells and market them. The first were chairs such as Eames' famous Plastic Armchair or Saarinen's Tulip Chair.
The Organic Highback has an elongated backrest with a moulded neck support, making it a comfortable armchair for lounging or reading. The dimensions of the armrests and seat surface, which are wider and longer than the Organic Chair, also augment the seating comfort of the highback version.
Collection Vitra Design Museum.
Laminated seat shell, polyurethane upholstery, beech legs, stained black
825 × 725 × 675 mm
Designer: Charles Eames Eero Saarinen
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