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Organic Chair - Highback

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Strikingly Comfortable & Compact

Designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen in 1940 as part of their entry for 'Organic Design in Home Furnishings', a competition organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Organic Highback is regarded as a classic. The comfortably upholstered compact armchair with its strikingly shaped high seat shell is also available with a medium backrest – the Organic Chair – or in the Organic Conference version for dining tables.

Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940

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Eero Saarinen together with Charles Eames developed the first designs for furniture made from molded plywood. In 1940, they submitted the Organic Chair as a joint entry to the “Organic Design in Home Furnishings” competition held by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


 Organic Highback


Seat shell



Polyurethane foam with fabric cover.


Black ash or natural oak.


Fitted with plastic glides for carpet, felt glides for hard floors additionally included.

Origin of wood

Oak (Quercus robur) and ash (Fraxinus excelsior) from Western Europe and/or Poland.