armchair with loose cushion - Charles & Ray Eames
descriptionRare armchair designed by Charles Eames in 1971. Original beige upholstery, black polyester shell and aluminium base. Manufactured by Herman Miller. Introduced in 1971, the Eames Office developed a new upholstery technique for this new sculptural shape. It has formed-in-place urethane foam filling.
Quoting from EAMES DESIGN: 'This unique process bonds together the chair's fabric or vinyl cover, foam core, and outer shell. The fabric is cut and sewn to size (except for the vinyl, which has no seams) and then vacuum-drawn into a mold. The matching mold is the already formed polyester seat shell. The molds with the sandwiched fabric are held together by a metal ring clamped to the shell's contour. Urethane foam is injected through a hole left in the seat mold, filling the space between the shell and the fabric and varying in thickness from 3/4 inch to 3 inches.' (source: eamesdesigns.com)
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- Charles & Ray Eames