Charles Eames Aluminium Group

Aluminum Group by Charles and Ray Eames 1958

Contemporary Furniture Design Profile

The Aluminum Group of chairs and tables were designed for a specific project, Eero Saarinen and Alessandro Girand’s Irwin Miller House in Columbus, Indiana.

The project required a group of chairs that could be multifunctional and used indoors and outdoors.

They have sleek aluminum frames with leather or vinyl ribbed cushioned upholstery. Some chairs have arms, others low backs, high backs, some swiveled, some tilted.

The concept was known as the Leisure Group or as Indoor/Outdoor Group during it’s development.

Today in contrast to the original brief, the stylish furniture is used nearly exclusively indoors in office environments.

The Aluminum group consists of a high back tilt swivel lounge chair, a similar desk chair but this also has an adjustable seat, a low back side chair that comes with or without arms, an ottoman, coffee table and dining table.

Timeless classic design, who would have thought that the design concept for these chairs would be so widely embraced.

More Charles and Ray Eames Furniture Profiled here

Storage Unit The birth of the office work station.

Walnut Stools Simple turned form this stool would suit any interior, contemporary to traditional it’s style is elegant and has warm rich timber tones.

LCW Chair Ideal for contemporary living rooms look for an example of your own here.

LCM Chair Classic modern furniture design with this example.

Plywood Table Versatile, this table suits any modern or traditional interior.

Elliptical Table modern shape for a classic modern table.
About the Designer – Charles Find out more information about one of the most successful modern furniture designers of the 20th Century.

About the Designer – Ray

A simple biography of Ray Eames (Ray Kaiser), a creative genius.

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