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AKA Time-Life chairs-because they, along with the Eames walnut stools, were originally created for the executive floors of the Time-Life Building in 1960. Also appropriate because, when you sit in it, you'll have the time of your life.
When George Nelson asked Charles Eames to help in the design of the U.S. pavilion at the Moscow world exhibition in 1959, they needed to work fast. Eames called his friend Henry Luce, the chairman of Time-Life, to ask that Time-Life's vast archive of images be open to him for the slideshow he imagined. When Luce said yes, the story of the Time-Life chair began. Luce's only condition was that Eames return the help one day. A year after the exhibition in Moscow-a great success, featuring Eames's multi-screen slide show, a first-Luce called to ask Eames for a chair for the executive floors of his new building. Charles and Ray Eames responded with the Time-Life chair and walnut stools, and Herman Miller still produces them.
This luxurious chair is an example of Charles Eames's belief that "the details are not details; they make the product." Generously sized, the executive chair features the highest quality materials, including an aluminum base and frame and finely detailed leather or fabric upholstery accented with upholstery-covered buttons and edge details typical of traditional fine furniture.
General Dimensions: height: 35.5-37 in. / width: 26.5 in. / depth: 19.5 in. / ES204 VDL2109 - Category 9 chrome-free leather / Lead time: approx. 4 weeks
The new chrome-free leather introduced last fall eliminates chromium (a toxic substance) from the tanning process, while retaining softness and wear resistance. This upholstered chair has contoured seat and back cushions and padded armrests. The seat has a 4 1/2"-thick foam cushion and the back has 2 3"-thick foam cushions. It has a 5-star base, tilt-swivel mechanism, and seat-height adjustment. This model is available with casters.
Warranty - The Eames Executive Chair is covered by the Herman Miller Warranty for 12-year, 3-shift.