Vitra Charles & Ray Eames Executive Lobby Chair


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Item Description

Also known as the time-life chair, this iconic piece was originally created for the executive floors of New York City’s Time-Life Building. The generously sized Eames Executive Chair (1960) tilts, swivels, and has a height-adjustable seat with thick, plush cushions. This is an authentic Eames Lobby Chair by Vitra.
The structural design of the Lobby Chair makes it comparable to the Lounge Chair in terms of comfort. Not just for big business or big people, the Eames Executive Chair makes a statement – and offers luxurious comfort – in the living room, home office, or den. This luxurious chair is an example of Charles Eames’s belief that “details are not details; they make the product.” Generously sized, the executive work chair features a lightweight aluminum frame and base, and finely detailed leather upholstery accented with covered buttons and edge details typical of traditional fine furniture.
In 1972, the executive chair made the news when notoriously fussy chess genius Bobby Fischer included this chair among his many demands for his legendary 1972 world championship match with Russian master Boris Spassky. When Spassky got a look at the chair, he demanded one for himself, and a second chair had to be shipped pronto to Iceland, where the match was being held.
Made in 2002, marked with Vitra label underneath the seat. Many wear parts replaced except for the leather that was still in great original condition as shown in the photos. Priced individually, we have 2 identical chairs available.

Additional Information


Aluminum, Chrome, Leather


Good Replacements made: The chairs are totally restored with all new, original Vitra parts; The chromed aluminum side panels The tilt mechanism with control lever The gaslift The chromed adjustment knob Comes with new soft wheels for hard floor upon request. Wear consistent with age and use.


Height: 35.44 in (90 cm) Width: 27.17 in (69 cm) Depth: 29.53 in (75 cm) Seat Height: 17.72 in (45 cm)

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