The Organic Chair - a small and comfortable reading chair - was developed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen in several versions for the 1940 'Organic Design in Home Furnishings' competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Depth
67.5cm
Fabric/Colour
F60
Height
82.5cm
Legs Finish
10 Natural Oak, with Protective Varnish
Seat Height
35cm
Seat shell
Laminated
Upholstery
Hopsak 71 yellow/pastel green
Upholstery Material
Polyurethane foam with fabric cover.
Width
72.5cm
Year
1940

With its sculptural shapes, the design was ahead of the times. But due to the absence of suitable manufacturing techniques, the armchair never went into production, at least not until 1950.  Then it become possible to manufacture and market organically shaped seat shells in large quantities, as exemplified by Charles and Ray Eamess famous Plastic Armchair or Saarinens Tulip Chair. 

The Organic Chair is also available in a version with an extended backrest and longer, wider armrests - the Organic Highback armchair. The Organic Conference version can be used as table seating.

GLIDES

Fitted with plastic glides for carpet, felt glides for hard floors additionally included.


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