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Cast Side Rail 1

Every Eames Aluminum Group chair features two aluminum side rails that establish its silhouette and provide structural support. A different shape is used for each model, and the various side rails’ distinct angles of curvature allow for a range of seated postures across the collection, from upright to reclined—this one would have been used for the collection’s reclining chair. However, the side members do not accomplish this alone. Each has a deep groove that runs along its length and into which the seating pad is inserted. This step was done by hand, one of several points in the chairs’ production process that required hand labor. Because of the Eames design concept, the fabric is attached without screws or glue or upholstery tacks.

  • Medium:Aluminum
  • Dimensions:35 x 18 x 1 3/8 in. (88.9 x 45.7 x 3.5 cm)
  • Item:P.2019.2.3.6