Reputedly designed as a birthday present for the director Billy Wilder, the 1956 Lounge chair was the Eames' first design for the luxury market. This supremely comfortable chair has sumptuously cushioned leather seat pads and a cherry wood-veneered plywood shell on aluminium supports and a cast aluminium base. Shock mounts allow the backrest and headrest to flex slightly in use. Part of our Conran Classic collection, the chair has been in constant production since its creation and is now made under licence by Vitra. Click here to view all designs by Charles & Ray Eames at The Conran Shop.