Herman Miller and Vitra have teamed up with the esteemed Eames Office to bring you an exquisite creation—the “Steinberg Cat” Lounge Chair. This unique collaboration aims to faithfully reproduce the iconic Eames Fiberglass Armchair, featuring the captivating artwork of Saul Steinberg’s Steinberg Cat.
The Story Behind the Art: From Eames Office to Iconic Design
During a visit to the Eames offices in 1950, artist Saul Steinberg left his mark on the furniture, floors, and walls with his playful improvisations. One of his notable creations was the depiction of a sleeping cat on an Eames chair shell—an artwork that has become an enduring symbol.
Meticulous Reproduction: Digital Scanning and Hand-painted Craftsmanship
To recreate the essence of the original artwork, the Eames Office’s archive was digitally scanned, producing a 3D template. Each chair shell is then meticulously hand-painted, capturing the intricate details of the Steinberg Cat illustration.
A Limited Edition Masterpiece: Combining Art, Craftsmanship, and Heritage
This exclusive lounge chair, adorned with the enchanting Steinberg Cat artwork, features a hand-embedded edition number and the distinguished logos of Herman Miller and Vitra. With only 500 pieces available, this limited-edition masterpiece will be released on June 15th. Stay tuned to the official website for more information on the sale.