Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair special edition NEW

Herman Miller iconic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, first introduced in 1956 found home in many listening rooms across the globe. Its always a conversation starter if Eames Lounge Chair is a luxurious statement or a matter or real practicality. Anyhow, here is the 3sixteen special edition version of it:

What you’re looking at here is the result of over a year of planning and execution. It’s a custom Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, crafted exclusively for us in Herman Miller’s factories in Grand Rapids, MI. We were invited out to visit last month and had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk the factory floor and see our chairs made from start to finish.

The final product was a custom Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman design paired with a natural vegetable-tanned leather upholstery that is sure to develop a beautiful patina over the years as it’s used. We especially love how much the natural veg tan wrinkles around the edges and the tufts - it really gives life to Charles Eames’ desire for the chair to resemble “a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” For the molded plywood shell, we chose hand-oiled Santos Palisander veneers which are the closest sustainable matches to the Brazilian rosewoods on the originals. Only three sets were made for us as a custom one-off project, and they will never be reproduced. We plan to document the chairs over the years as they age.