Eames Chair EA 117

Image via Vitra

This isn’t even something that I like – it’s something that I love! Charles and Ray Eames designed this office chair (with the admittedly not very sexy name Aluminium Group EA 117) in 1958. I know what you are thinking right now – it’s a chair. What’s the big deal? Well, first of all, I was lucky enough to have one at work for a while, and it is the most comfortable chair I ever sat in. Which still only makes it a chair – albeit a comfortable one. However, what distinguishes it from almost any other item of furniture is the timelessness of the design. The first versions were built more than 50 years ago, and it still looks like something from the future!  Today, the chair is exclusively manufactured by Vitra in Switzerland. Oh, and it comes with a 30(!) year warranty. Talk about trust in your own product…

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