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Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair by Herman Miller®

Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair by Herman Miller
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Designers: Charles and Ray Eames
Graceful silhouette, innovative comfort features, durable materials, timeless design. Obviously Eames. The Executive Chair offers an extra 9 ¼ inches of back height.

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Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair by Herman Miller®

An Eames Classic

It’s a trick only Charles and Ray Eames could pull off: Chairs designed in 1958 as outdoor seating still look classic and contemporary in 21st century interiors.

The clean, curvilinear lines enhance any décor and work well in your home office, dining area, and living room. Available in fabric or leather, these Eames chairs are equipped with an innovative suspension that creates a firm, flexible “sitting pocket.” It conforms subtly to your body’s shape and maintains your comfort.

With an aluminum frame and base, the chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move. Earth-friendly, too: made of 67 percent recycled materials and 90 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life.


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Earth-Friendly Construction

Aluminum Group chairs are made of 67 percent recycled materials and are 90 percent recyclable at the end of their useful life.

Innovative Comfort Suspension

A continuous piece of seat-back upholstery stretched tautly between the aluminum side ribs makes a flexible pocket that provides support as you sit.

Handy Adjustments

Chairs have a 5-star base with casters, tilt-swivel mechanism, and manual or optional pneumatic seat-height adjustment and tilt lock feature.

Material World

Choose leather or fabric, in lots of colors, including some prints.

Design Story

Outdoor Seating Comes In

An Industrialist Who Loved Modern Design

J. Irwin Miller was born in the small town of Columbus, Indiana, in 1909. A civic-minded man, he made a fortune as an industrialist. In 1954 he set up the Cummins Foundation and offered his home town a deal: The foundation would pay the architect fees for new public buildings in Columbus. The Foundation would choose the architects. As a result, this town of about 40,000 has buildings by the giants of mid-century modern design—Eero and Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Cesar Pelli, Kevin Roche, and Richard Meier, among others. In 1991, the American Institute of Architects declared the small town the sixth most important in the country in terms of architecture.

A Challenge to the Eames Team

Among the buildings Eero Saarinen designed in Columbus was Miller's home. Saarinen wanted a high-quality seating product for outdoor use at the home and asked Charles and Ray Eames to develop one. The Eameses accepted the challenge.

Known for their honest use of materials, the Eameses constructed their chairs with cast aluminum and a seat frame that would support a stretched synthetic mesh. The seat-back suspension they developed was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell.

Outdoor Seating Moves Indoors

We began making the Aluminum Group chairs for indoor use in 1958, and they have been in continuous production ever since. The original mesh was discontinued shortly after its introduction in favor of fabric and leather, ribbed at 1 7/8-inch intervals for a clean, refined appearance.

In 1969, the Eameses extended the original design by adding plush, individually upholstered cushions. They named these the Soft Pad chairs.

The chairs' simple lines, innovative use of materials, and suspension comfort have kept the Aluminum Group and Soft Pad chairs among the most popular seating choices for offices and homes.