Herman Miller Aluminium Group Outdoor range

A revisited version of an enduring classic – now available for use as it was originally intended – as outdoor furniture

25 Jun 2012

Originally designed by Charles Eames for the Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard-designed home of industrialist J. Irwin Miller, the Eames Aluminium Group offers maximum comfort with a minimal profile. Newly updated versions of the lounge chair, side chair, and ottoman with a range of highly durable finish options including Outdoor Weave fabric, the Aluminium Group Lounge Chair, Side Chair, and Ottoman are once again ready to go back to their roots—outdoors!

With one-piece, curved aluminium side ribs and a die-cast aluminium base, the chair is strong, yet lightweight and easy to move (thanks to the upper cross member that doubles as a handle). Available with or without arms, the Eames Aluminium Group Side Chair Outdoor is suitable for any location where a dining-height chair is called for and naturally complements the range of Eames Tables Outdoor. The Eames Aluminium Group Lounge Chair Outdoor pairs perfectly with the matching Eames Aluminium Group Ottoman, or you can cluster multiple chairs around a low table for an informal sitting area.

To ready the chairs and ottoman for outdoor use, Herman Miler developed a new fabric that would be durable enough to weather the elements and still feel good against the skin when you’re wearing a bathing suit. Designed by materials consultant Susan Lyons, Outdoor Weave retains the spirit of the original 1958 polyester saran and builds off the technical capabilities of the Aeron chair’s Pellicle suspension fabric. Outdoor Weave combines a sturdy monofilament polypropylene for strength and elasticity, with four multifilament polypropylene yarns to give it a great look and feel. It’s also recyclable and contains no harmful PVC. It is available in four tones selected to complement the white and graphite satin powder-coated frames.

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