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3rd Gen Eames

3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair 670-671 in Original Chocolate Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
Fully Restored 3rd Gen Eames lounge chair in rosewood shell frames with ottoman, in original
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

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Set of 8 Mid-Century Modern Walnut Wood Shell Dining Chairs by Charles Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A complete set of molded plywood dining chairs designed by Charles Eames and produced by Herman Miller. These feature beautifully grained walnut shells with black Eiffel tower chair ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Eames for Miller Manner Leather Arm Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Charles Eames for Herman Miller manner cognac leather upholstered wood arm or desk chair on five wheels. Dimensions: 29.5" H x 33.5" W x 29" D; seat: 16" H. Dealer: S138XX
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Eames lounge by Ray & Charles Eames by Mobilier International for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Exceptional find! Stylish & original early Eames lounge chair & ottoman. A beautiful and very rare combination : Brazilian rosewood with beige/cream leather. Still 100% original. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Original 1950s Eames for Herman Miller FSW-6 Folding Screen Room Divider
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An early molded plywood screen divider in calico ash, designed by Charles & Ray Eames, manufactured by Herman Miller. The screen's ingenious design allows it to be formed into a vari...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

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Ash

LC2 Sofa by Le Corbusier, Cassina
By Le Corbusier
Located in Milano, Lombardia
The LC2 sofa, designed by Le Corbusier, is a true icon of modern furniture design. With its clean lines, minimalist aesthetic, and impeccable craftsmanship, this sofa epitomizes both...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Sofas

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Faux Leather

LC2 Sofa by Le Corbusier, Cassina
LC2 Sofa by Le Corbusier, Cassina
H 26.78 in W 70.87 in D 27.56 in
Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstaette Fabric Department Pendant, Re-Edition
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
A simple but sensational fixture, designed by Josef Hoffmann, for the fabric department of the Wiener Werkstaette on Kaerntnerstrasse in Vienna. Style and color of the fabric custom-...
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Silk

Paavo Tynell Model 9602 Floor Lamp with Wicker Shade
By Paavo Tynell, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Paavo Tynell Model 9602 floor lamp with wicker shade. Originally designed by Paavo Tynell in 1935, this authorized GUBI re-edition is executed in brass, rattan and a fabric shade wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

1960s Mid Century Walnut & Leather Lounge Chair by Eames for Vitra - Set of 2
By Charles Eames, Vitra
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century lounge chair and ottoman set designed by Charles Eames and manufactured by Vitra circa 1980s. This set is truly one-of-a-kind with its black leather upholstery and unique...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Boucle Womb Chair, 2019
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Boucle Womb Chair, 2019. Covered in custom Flax Boucle from Knoll. The expressive sculptural forms of the Eero Saarinen Womb Chair (1946) can also be found ...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge C...

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Bouclé

Monumental Original French Poster Maurin Quina Ley Puy, Great for Winery/ Bar
By Leonetto Cappiello
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Maurin Quian Le Puy France poster the largest size ever made. Originally made in three section as the manufacturing process could only make up to a certain size. This poster was prof...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Posters

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Linen, Paper

Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Rosewood
By Herman Miller
Located in Toledo, OH
Herman Miller Eames Lounge chair & ottoman in Rosewood. Eames chair and Ottoman. Original finish Rosewood and Brown Leather. Great condition. Built in 1980s as per tag. Marked with H...
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Late 20th Century Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Curved Nightstands by William Hinn, circa 1950s
Located in North York, ON
These beautiful original Mid-Century Modern nightstands are curved, Mid-Century Modern in design and were made by William Hinn in the 1950s. Made in the USA, these nightstands are cr...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Restored Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair with Custom Blue Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A restored vintage signed and authentic Herman Miller Eames lounge chair and ottoman in rose wood with custom new blue leather cushions with smooth and comfortable finish. The wood i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Early Eames Screen Room Divider FSW-6 Custom Order in Rosewood
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
An extremely rare first generation Eames FSW-6 privacy screen, custom ordered in Rosewood Veneer at 61 inch height, with cotton fabric connector in good condition, no tears, only fra...
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Plywood, Rosewood

1972, Prefab Nova House by Studio Rochel
By Societé anonyme francaise
Located in Perpignan, FR
Designed in 1972 by architects Michel Hudrisier and M. Roma for Studio Rochel, the Nova House came to fulfill the fantasy of those dreaming of living in space. While that type of arc...
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Vintage 1970s French Space Age Architectural Elements

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1972, Prefab Nova House by Studio Rochel
1972, Prefab Nova House by Studio Rochel
H 157.49 in W 255.91 in D 314.97 in

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Fully Restored 3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
1976 3rd Gen Eames lounge chair with ottoman fully restored. New shock mounts, restored original
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

Restored 3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Original Chocolate Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
3rd Gen Eames lounge chair with ottoman fully restored. New shock mounts, restored original
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

Restored 3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Original black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
3rd Gen Eames lounge chair with ottoman fully restored. New shock mounts, restored original Black
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair 670-671 in Original Black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
Fully Restored 3rd Gen Eames lounge chair in rosewood shell frames with ottoman, in original
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair 670-671 in British Racing Green Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
3rd Gen Eames lounge chair in rosewood shell frames with ottoman, wupholstered in British racing
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair 670-671 in Dark Pine Green Aniline Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
3rd Gen Eames lounge chair in rosewood shell frames with ottoman, re-upholstered in dark pine green
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Fully Restored 3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair 670 and Ottoman 671 in Black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
3rd Gen Eames lounge chair with ottoman fully restored. New shock mounts, restored original leather
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Leather

3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair 670-671 in Elmo Baltique Forest Green Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
Fully Restored 3rd Gen Eames lounge chair in rosewood shell frames with ottoman, re-upholstered in
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair 670-671 in Elmo Baltique Forest Green Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
Fully Restored 3rd Gen Eames lounge chair in rosewood shell frames with ottoman, re-upholstered in
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

1953 3rd Gen Eames Seafoam Green Shell Armchairs on MAX bases Herman miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Virginia Beach, VA
Seafoam shell armchairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. These chairs with 3
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman 670/671 Third Gen Rosewood Restored Black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
3rd Gen Eames lounge chair with ottoman fully restored. Shockmount and shell was previously
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

1971 Charles and Ray Eames Lounge Chair "Model 670" for Herman Miller, 3rd Gen
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
The famous lounge chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. The chairs has black leather
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Metal

Exceptional 3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Rosewood and Black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
3rd Gen Eames lounge chair with ottoman with exceptional grain in original finish rosewood shell
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

Customed Order, 3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair in British Racing Green Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
offer a pre-sale of our upcoming 3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair in Rosewood shell frames with ottoman, which
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

3rd Gen 1976 Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Brown Leather Fully Restored
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
1976 3rd Gen Eames lounge chair with ottoman fully restored. New shock mounts, restored original
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

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Charles and Ray Eames for sale on 1stDibs

Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century.

As furniture designers, filmmakers, artists, textile and graphic designers and even toy and puzzle makers, the Eameses were a visionary and effective force for the notion that design should be an agent of positive change. They are the happy, ever-curious, ever-adventurous faces of modernism.

Charles (1907–78) studied architecture and industrial design. Ray (née Beatrice Alexandra Kaiser, 1912–88) was an artist, who studied under the Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. They met in 1940 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in suburban Detroit (the legendary institution where Charles also met his frequent collaborator Eero Saarinen and the artist and designer Harry Bertoia) and married the next year.

His technical skills and her artistic flair were wonderfully complementary. They moved to Los Angeles in 1941, where Charles worked on set design for MGM. In the evenings at their apartment, they experimented with molded plywood using a handmade heat-and-pressurization device they called the “Kazam!” machine. The next year, they won a contract from the U.S. Navy for lightweight plywood leg splints for wounded servicemen — they are coveted collectibles today; more so those that Ray used to make sculptures.

The Navy contract allowed Charles to open a professional studio, and the attention-grabbing plywood furniture the firm produced prompted George Nelson, the director of design of the furniture-maker Herman Miller Inc., to enlist Charles and (by association, if not by contract) Ray in 1946. Some of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel.

The Eameses eagerly embraced new technology and materials, and one of their peculiar talents was to imbue their supremely modern design with references to folk traditions. Their Wire chair group of the 1950s, for example, was inspired by basket weaving techniques. The populist notion of “good design for all” drove their molded fiberglass chair series that same decade, and also produced the organic-form, ever-delightful La Chaise. In 1956 the Eames lounge chair and ottoman appeared — the supremely comfortable plywood-base-and-leather-upholstery creation that will likely live in homes as long as there are people with good taste and sense.

Charles Eames once said, “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” For very good collectors and thoughtful interior designers, a piece of design by the Eameses, the closer produced to original conception the better, is almost de rigueur — for its beauty and comfort, and not least as a tribute to the creative legacy and enduring influence of Charles and Ray Eames.

The collection of original Eames furniture on 1stDibs includes chairs, tables, case pieces and other items.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right lounge-chairs for You

While this specific seating is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, the history of how your favorite antique or vintage lounge chair came to be is slightly more ambiguous.

Although there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that the origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. Sure, Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, but his seat was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the Eames lounger (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and sumptuous living rooms. Venerable American mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of unique lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge chairs by craftspersons such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.

Questions About Charles and Ray Eames
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Charles and Ray Eames have been recognized as the 20th century’s most influential designers and are best known for their highly recognizable chairs. The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are an iconic duo in modern-styled furniture, and s​ome of the first Eames items to emerge from Herman Miller are now classics: the LCW, or Lounge Chair Wood, and the DCM, or Dining Chair Metal, supported by tubular steel. Find vintage Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.