Repairing Eames Management Chair

Nov 14th

Eames management chair to maximize office productivity, but their moving parts are often prone to mechanical problems. Many of these problems stem from a defective gas bottle, the device that allows the chair seat to adapt to different heights. Gas bottles are not easy to repair, but they are easy to replace. Some tools and mechanical skills are required

System Eames Management Chair
System Eames Management Chair

Instruction

Lay the Eames management chair horizontally on a work surface. Remove the wheeled base of the chair by loosening clips to attach the wheel base to the column over the chair. Some chair bases are clasped of metal screws and nuts instead of clips. In this case use a wrench to loosen and remove the nuts. Release the screws y hand. Inspect the inside of the chair column so that no chair other than the gas bottle is broken. If metal nuts, rubber pads, or other parts of the chair have been worn, replace them with the gas cylinder.

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Fit the tube to the gas bottle. Turn and pull the pliers to remove the gas bottle. Most Eames management chair cylinders are loose -fit instead screw in, so the cylinder will loosen when turned in all directions. In the tapered end of the new gas bottle in the chair column. Some gas bottles have a “trigger” that causes taper to expand once it has been inserted into the chair column. Other wax lights must be rotated by hand until they are printed in the column. Attach base to chair to column. Test the newly introduced gas bottle to ensure that the chair height is adjusted and that the chair retains its new height when pressed to sit.