Charles and Ray Eames are renowned around the world for their inventive patterns most of which are instantly recognizable. In 1948, they made the La Chaise Chair but it proved also expensive to generate. They created it for MOMAs “International Competitors for Minimal-Cost Furnishings Layout.”
The chair did not win any awards and was never ever produced throughout the designers’ lifetimes. Nevertheless, their Armshell style, which was in the very same competitors, won a prize and went on to turn out to be a fantastic success. In 1996, Vitra Global, their prolonged-time partner, lastly determined to generate the chair due to public interest and demand.