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Vitra La Fonda Armchair by Alexander Girard

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Dating back to 1961, but now available as a reissue, is this Vitra La Fonda Armchair by Alexander Girard.

Girard was a friend of Charles and Ray Eames and was commissioned to create a restaurant interior in the Time-Life Building in New York. To furnish the dining area, he wanted chairs whose bases would fit with the rest of the interior, with the height of the backrests the same as the height of the tables.

And this is the result, developed by Eames Office as a padded plastic shell mounted on a two-piece cast aluminium base. The lining is available in a choice of colours – dark grey, black and orange covered Hopsak. And if you want one to furnish your interior, it retails for £636.

Find out more at the Utility Design website

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