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Charles Eames Aluminium Chair EA 117

Product number: CF541

Charles Eames Aluminium Chair EA 117 office chair, on castors, aluminium frame high-gloss chrome-plated, cover in leather

1.697,00 €

  • 30 days right of return
  • 5 years warranty
  • Certified EU-source materials
  • Handmade in Italy
  • Payment cash on delivery
  • Online trading since 1996

Charles Eames Aluminium Chair EA 117

The EA 117 is something of a statement. The compact office chair model presents itself as a strong type, originally intended as a model for outdoor use.
However, the Eames Alu Chair quickly found its way into office spaces where it started a real triumphal procession.

The die-cast aluminum frame (Attention! Cheap suppliers - especially from the Far East - cannot offer this material!) of the Eames chair is high-gloss chrome-plated as well as height-adjustable and equipped with a tilting mechanism. The five-star base is rotatable and equipped with universal castors suitable for parquet and carpeted floors.

Our model is manufactured and delivered in full leather. This means that the back cover of the rear part is also covered in the same material as the seat and back of the inner sides. The inner sides of the covers - also called ribs - are stitched and have the original dimensions.

(Attention. Cheap suppliers - especially from the Far East - cannot offer these details!)

With our new leather category Standard (only available in black) we have created a low-priced entry-level version for the model Charles Eames Aluminium Chair EA 117 which rounds off our price structure towards the bottom.

Available in many variants
The office chair can be ordered in different leather variants and colors, in fabric or in mesh (vinyl).

Not only simply copied
Our furniture is not simply copied. They are subject to the highest quality standards using the latest manufacturing techniques. This results in a very durable product which will give you many years of pleasure over and over. Nothing is more unaesthetic than a cheap copy that reveals itself as such at first sight.

Craftsmanship from Tuscany
Tuscan craftsmanship Made in Italy and many years of experience guarantee a high quality finish of the Eames Lounge Chair.

Article Facts. Original details

- Frame made of solid aluminum (original material)
- Castors made of solid cast metal
- Highest quality mechanism with lockable rocker mechanism.
- Model production always in full leather. (seat, back and rear).
- Leather upholstery EU certified from Italy.

Like all our models, the Charles Eames Aluminium Chair EA 117 is handmade in selected Italian family workshops.


- Width approx. 58 cm (1'11'') x depth approx. 57 cm (1'10'') x height approx. 81-89 cm (2'8'' - 2'11'') . Seat height approx. 43-51 cm (1'5'' - 1'8'').

Due to the special situation (pandemic, etc.) the production time of the Eames EA 117 is starting at about 10 weeks. In addition approx. 5 to 9 working days for delivery. Depending on destination. (As of February 2022)

Charles Eames (1907 - 1978). Designer and architect of American descent.
Charles and Ray Eames had an impressive influence on post-war design in the USA. Among the most famous designs are undoubtedly the office and conference chairs of the Aluminium Group (EA 117, EA 119, EA 219, EA 108, EA 208), stools (EA 125, EA 225) and lounge chairs (EA 124, EA 224).

History of origin
By omitting the usual seat shells, Charles and Ray Eames entered new territory in 1958 and immediately wrote design history. Aluminum crossbars on the back and under the seat connected the chair's two polished metal side frames. The continuous upholstery was stretched over the frame and tightly rolled over aluminum rods at the top and bottom. The individual ribs of the seat and back upholstery had a spacing of 47 mm. The Aluminum Group included chairs with high and low backs, with or without arms, all of which had a cast aluminum swivel base. More than a decade later, the Eames office developed the Soft Pad Group, which evolved from the Aluminium Group from a design perspective.

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
The target for the Aluminium Group was to create a chair that was suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. At the same time, the use of material was to be kept to a minimum and the volume was also to be minimized. After a development period of three years, the first prototypes of the "Leisure Group" were created in 1958.

Principle of construction
The design principle follows the formation of a load-bearing textile seat shell stretched between two aluminum profiles. Horizontal seams provide stiffening of the fabric and prevent the shell from "sitting through". At the bottom and top of the shell, a roll-up of the fabric provides an elegant yet comfortable edge and creates a handsome finish.

Visually light and versatile
The seat cover consists of five layers of different materials and ensures that a very high level of seating comfort is achieved despite minimal padding thickness. The tension construction is visible through the use of so-called clasps in the back and seat area, giving the chair an additional visual lightness.

Through the consistent application of the construction principle and the use of identical parts, different variants have been created over time: Office and conference chairs (EA 117, 119, 219, 108, 208), stools (EA 125, EA 225), lounge chairs (EA 124, EA 224).

Vinyl, fabric, leather and mesh (from 1984) were used as upholstery. The variant with sewn-on, additional upholstery pockets realized from 1969 is available under the name "Softpad", initially in fabric and leather variants, now only in leather.