This Limited Edition Conran Eames Lounge Chair is one of just five bespoke models that will be tailor-made for you over the weekend of the 14-15th October 2017 at The Conran Shop Chelsea.
By ordering this chair, you also reserve a time-slot at our Chelsea store to watch as your chair is brought to life – and you can even take it home with you the very same day. Each Limited Edition Conran Eames Lounge Chair will feature a plaque that holds the date and The Conran Shop logo, and will be assembled by hand by one of the master craftspeople from Vitra, all for the same price as the Classic or Tall chair with the same upholstery and frame.
For decades, the 139 individual parts of the Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman have been meticulously crafted over many hours with numerous separate stages on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. At The Conran Shop’s Eames Lounge Chair Atelier, the first of its kind in the UK, you will be able to experience the final stage of the production process of the world’s most famous chair.
Place an order online to secure your Limited Edition Conran Eames Lounge Chair and an allocated time on Saturday 14th (from 10am – 5pm) or Sunday 15th (from noon - 4pm). When we receive your order, a member of our team will contact you to agree an allocated time to watch your chair being made. At the given time on 14th or 15th October, come into our Chelsea store and visit the Eames Lounge Chair Atelier, beside our new VIP Room, where the Vitra master craftsperson will present the different upholstery and frame options for you to choose from.
Please note that owing to the nature of Santos Palisander wood, grain pattern may vary, so you can pick a unique shell that suits you. Watch as your very own Limited Edition Conran Eames Lounge Chair is made in front of you (the process can take up to a few hours – so feel free to browse and come back!). Once complete, you can either take your chair home that same day or arrange a delivery. For more information you can e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 589 7401 (ext. 1), or simply come into our Chelsea store and speak to a member of the Furniture team.
Legendary American designers Charles (1907-1978) and his wife Ray (1912-1988) Eames made ground-breaking contributions to many creative fields including architecture, furniture, industrial and graphic design, as well as fine arts and film. Their evolution from furniture designers to cultural ambassadors demonstrated their boundless talents and the overlap of their interests with those of the USA. In a rare era of shared objectives, the design team partnered with the federal government and the country's top businesses to lead the charge to modernise post-war America.
The Lounge Chair is one of Charles and Ray Eames’ most famous designs and is a contemporary and luxurious interpretation of the traditional gentlemen’s club chair. Making its debut on Arlene Francis’ ‘Home’ show, Charles Eames said his goal for this iconic chair was that it be “a special refuge from the strains of modern living”. Attaining the status of a classic in the history of modern furniture, the first Eames Lounge Chair was designed as a gift for Billy Wilder, director of ‘Some Like It Hot’.