Aluminum Group chairs began as a challenge among legendary designers. Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard were designing the Columbus, Indiana, home of industrialist J. Irwin Miller. They wanted a high-quality seating product for outdoor use and asked Charles and Ray Eames to develop one.
Known for their honest use of materials, the Eameses constructed their chairs with cast aluminum and a seat frame meant to support a stretched synthetic mesh. The seat-back suspension was a major technical achievement and represented a departure from the concept of the chair as a solid shell.
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Herman Miller has partnered with the world's leading designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi and others to produce innovative products for home and office. Herman Miller's belief in design as a way to solve significant problems for people stemmed from the pragmatic view of the Bauhaus and continues today with many leading designers from around the world.