Eames & Saarinen Organic Highback Chair by Vitra

It was for the “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition held in 1941 by the Museum of Modern Art that Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen created several different versions of the Organic Chair. From a technical perspective, the designs were ahead of their time. However, due to the lack of suitable manufacturing technology, they never went into serial production. It was only later that organically shaped seat shells could be produced and sold in larger quantities, exemplified by the Eames Plastic Chair by Charles & Ray Eames or the Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen. In 2006, Vitra and the Vitra Design Museum launched the first serial production of the Organic Chair, bringing this classic design piece back to life. The Organic Highback Chair featuring a higher backrest and moulded neck support followed in 2008. The shape of the Organic Chair’s seat shell was designed in accordance with the seating requirements of the human body, the user sits in a somewhat lower, slightly backward tilted position. The organically shaped design and the soft padding provide for excellent seating comfort. Available in 13 vibrant fabric selections.

  • Design: Charles Eames + Eero Saarinen
  • Year: 1940
  • Material: Laminated seat shell, polyurethane upholstery, black stained beech legs.
  • Dimensions: H 42.25" x D 40" x W 33.5" x Seat: 14" H
  • Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery.
  • Please note: No returns accepted on this product.


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