Charles & Ray Eames, 1956. The Lounge Chair and Ottoman is one of the most famous designs by Charles and Ray Eames. Created in 1956 it is now a classic in the history of modern furniture. Charles and Ray Eames always understood design to be a continuous process – one that did not end when production began. The main goal of the Eames Lounge Chair was – and still is – to offer users maximum sitting comfort.