Charles and Ray Eames

Charles (1907-1978) & Ray Eames (1912-1988) were two stars of the post-war American design scene  – one of the most innovative design periods in history. The influential husband and wife team (Charles a trained architect and Ray a trained artist) contributed to all fields of design with innovative pieces that sought to bring good design to the masses. They created an “Eames look” that is modern, playful, functional, and sophisticated.

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman: Introduced in 1956 (and in continuous production by Herman Miller ever since), the famous Eames Lounge Chair (670) and Ottoman (671) is the Eames’ modern take on a nineteenth-century club chair and the essence of the “Eames look.” It combines the Eames’ molded plywood technology with high quality leather that Charles envisaged would have “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” Vampt stocks only original and genuine Eames Lounge Chairs and these early – and rare – productions with original leather upholstery are certainly befitting of Charles’ vision.

Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair: Charles and Ray Eames designed the Soft Pad Lounge Chair in 1969, a decade after they designed the popular Aluminium Group chairs intended for outdoor use at the Eero Saarinen-designed Miller House in Indiana. The Soft Pad Chairs have an innovative open-back framework, slender aluminium frames, and extraordinarily comfortable cushioned upholstery.