Charles & Ray Eames, 1948
Charles and Ray Eames designed the elegant lounge chair La Chaise for a competition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1948. It was inspired by the 'Floating Figure' sculpture by Gaston Lachaise. The lounge chair has long since established itself as an icon of organic design.
Shell: polyurethane, white lacquer finish.
Base: chrome-plated tubular steel.
Cruciform base: solid natural oak (Western Europe, Poland), protective natural lacquer finish.