American husband-and-wife team Charles and Ray Eames are best known for their ground-breaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic arts. In 1960, they designed these plush, padded, leather swivel chairs for the lobby of the iconic Time & Life Building in Manhattan. 

Rumour has it that in 1972, American chess master, Bobby Fischer, specifically requested this chair for his historic match with Russian rival Boris Spassky.

Generously sized, the design features a lightweight aluminum frame and base, and finely detailed leather or fabric upholstery accented with covered buttons and edge details typical of traditional fine furniture.

Over the years, various versions have been produced, but they all have one thing in common: outstanding comfort. This chair is still manufactured today by Herman Miller and Vitara.