The management chair that influenced a design revolution.
Built with a chromed aluminium frame and upholstered in cooling mesh weave, the EA117 is a quintessential office chair.
Before the EA117, office desk chairs had cushions, like most traditional furniture. But it created a whole new way of thinking by stretching the cover over an ergonomic, aluminium frame. Instead of sitting inside the structure, the cover becomes load bearing and – here is the genius part – adapts to the shape of whoever is sitting in it, providing comfort without bulk. It is so clever that it makes you want to smile. Plus, it also looks great – light, elegant and stylish - which is why it is widely applauded as a design classic. Shown in black mesh, an upholstery at the heart of the Eames archive.
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