Without arms: € 3.181*

With armrests: € 3.290*

Home/Office is a like a local tattoo applied onto a universal design. We have been working on transforming an industrially produced object by the use of a traditional textile technique. Instead of having as a starting point a refused object as in PET Lamp -which has lost its function and has been transformed into some other product (a lampshade)-, we decided to work on a classic design, the Aluminium Chair by Charles and Ray Eames designed in 1958, and apply to it an ornamentation full of connotations.

The starting point was not just analysing the object itself but also the company which manufactures it and the status it has achieved. Vitra’s great achievement has been bringing the office home and taking the home to the office, and we wanted the project to materialise that concept through a subtle intervention which generates a strong visual impact.

*Prices excl. VAT and transportation are effective from APRIL 2018, subject to change.

Home/Office Making of

As a sign of respect to the chair, it has had a non aggressive and reversible intervention by just passing a needle through the holes of its standard net woven fabric leaving its trace in the form of a Victorian petit point flower. Two icons clashing to bring to life the concept of the manufacturer of the chair.

The ornamentation of the chair is done stitch by stitch, completely by hand, by a professional artisan. It challenges our preconceptions and stresses our impression of just how much hand labour and how much industry is really applied to what we understand as an industrial object.

The Aluminium Chair is a global product, sold worldwide with minimum variations. The Home/Office project offers the possibility of transforming the Aluminium Chair into a local product by local artisans.

Click on the above image to see the different models in detail.

Home/Office Details

Technical specifications
Chair by: Charles and Ray Eames, 1958.
Manufacturer: Vitra.
Intervened by local artisans in Madrid.
The Victorian Collection – 2014 is composed by 8 different motifs edited in a series of 10 units, each one numbered from 1 to 10.

Clients can choose between:
· Chair model: EA 105 or EA 108.
· Colour of Netweave: Black or white.
· Embroidery motive: From 1 to 8.

EA 105
Aluminium-Chair EA105,
Non-swivel, without arms.
Chromed base.
Cover material: Netweave
Cover colour:
66 Nero, 88 Bianco

EA 108
Aluminium-Chair EA108,
Swivel, with armrests.
Chromed base.
Cover material: Netweave
Cover colour:
66 Nero, 88 Bianco

Design process