The Generation Game!

To pigeon hole any product or design into mapped generations is a little literal as they generally morphed naturally and developed as the decades pass. For this reason generations will always be highly subjective and open to debate. We do however see the need to get an idea of when structural and design changes commenced in order to help us recognize, age and ultimately value an Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman. Our take on the generations of this design classic are given here in easy to follow pictorial and list form.

1st Generation (est 1956-1959)

  • 3 Arm screws
  • Push On Ottoman Boots
  • Rubber Back Mounts
  • Silver Cushion Clips
  • Down Feathers Label
  • 5 Ply Build
  • Rosewood

2nd Generation (est 1960-1971)

  • 2 Arm screws
  • Screw In Ottoman Feet
  • Rubber Back Mounts
  • Silver Cushion Clips
  • Down Feathers Label
  • 5 Ply Build
  • Rosewood

3rd Generation (est 1971-1974)

  • 2 Arm screws
  • Screw In Ottoman Feet
  • Plastic Back Mounts
  • Black Cushion Clips
  • Fiberfill Label
  • 5 Ply Build
  • Rosewood

4th Generation (est 1974-1991)

  • 2 Arm screws
  • Screw In Ottoman Feet
  • Plastic Back Mounts
  • Black Cushion Clips
  • Fiberfill Label
  • 7 Ply Build
  • Rosewood

5th Generation (est 1991-Present)

  • 2 Arm screws
  • Screw In Ottoman Feet
  • Plastic Back Mounts
  • Black Cushion Clips
  • Fiberfill Label
  • 7 Ply Build
  • Cherry / Walnut / Ash / Santos