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Set of Two Aluminum Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Napa, CA
Set of Two Aluminum Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames, Upholstered in Original Orange Fabric. Sold
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Vintage 1950s American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

15 Charles and Ray Eames Aluminum Group Side Chairs
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charles and Ray Eames aluminum group side chair, EA330 office conference chair in dark olive green
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Aluminum Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, USA, 1958
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Antwerp, BE
Aluminum Chair; Charles & Ray Eames; Vitra; 1958; Office Chair; Leather; Chrome; Brown; The
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA117 Office Chair in Aubergine Leather and Aluminum, Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic office chair EA117 belonging to the famous Aluminum Series designed by Charles & Ray Eames
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome, Aluminum

Mid Century Modern Vintage Aluminum Office Desk Chair Ray & Charles Eames 1958
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage office chair or desk chair EA 124 by Charles & Ray Eames, which features
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

CHARLES & RAY EAMES. armchairs from the series "Aluminium Group" production "ICF"
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Vigevano, PV
CHARLES & RAY EAMES. armchairs from the "Aluminium Group" series, "ICF" production from the 1970s
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Mid-20th Century Italian Other Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Napa, CA
. Embrace the elegance, comfort, and ingenuity of Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller chairs, and
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Mid-20th Century American Chairs

Materials

Metal

Aluminum Group Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A black leather lounge chair with ottoman each on matching anodized polished aluminum frames
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Aluminium Chair EA108 by Charles and Ray Eames  for Herman Miller - 60s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Padova, IT
Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s and were first created in 1958, defining what is still the standard for
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Charles and Ray Eames Adjustable Swivel Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Nice pair of adjustable height swivel chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames,, Retain original
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Aluminum Group EA 116 Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, USA, 1990s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Deland, FL
'Aluminium Group'. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1958, the aluminum chair is one of the most
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1990s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 4 Vitra Aluminium Chairs EA 108 by Charles & Ray Eames, Swivel
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Berlin, DE
4 Vitra Aluminium Chairs EA 108 by Charles & Ray Eames, Swivel This set of four Vitra Aluminium
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21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk ...

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Aluminum

Herman Miller ES102 Intermediate Chair Design Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
rare Herman Miller ES102 Intermediate Desk chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames Upholstery in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Charles & Ray Eames, Lounge Chair and Ottoman '2'
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Napa, CA
The Lounge Chair and Ottoman is an iconic furniture design created by Charles and Ray Eames. It is
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Vintage 1960s North American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller. An swivel aluminium revolving desk chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. An early swivel Aluminium revolving desk chair with the
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Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

RAR Rocking Chair by Charles & Ray Eames, 1950s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Uccle, BE
This emblematic rocking chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames in the fifties is well known for its
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Aluminum

RAR Rocking Chair by Charles & Ray Eames, 1950s
RAR Rocking Chair by Charles & Ray Eames, 1950s
H 29.93 in W 25.99 in D 27.17 in
Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Aluminum Leather Desk Chair, 1990
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Naples, IT
Charles and Ray Eames. Executed in black leather and aluminum. This model has all the extras, including
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1990s Central American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA119 Executive Office Chair by Vitra
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in WIJCKEL, NL
Charles and Ray Eames, Neuhart, Neuhart and Eames pg. 226-229. Charles and Ray Eames married in 1941 and
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2010s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Charles and Ray Eames Vintage Fiberglas La Fonda Chair 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Münster, DE
Eames La Fonda Chair Fiberglass seat shell with full upholstery, 1970s, design Charles & Ray Eames
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of aluminium chairs EA 108 by Charles and Ray Eames  for Herman Miller- 60s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Padova, IT
Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s and were first created in 1958, defining what is still the standard for
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

MCM Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group High Back Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage MCM (a.k.a. Mid-Century Modern) Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames 670 Lounge chair and 671 ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames for ICF
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Arezzo, Italy
Poltrona Eames 670 e ottomano 671 disegnati da Charles e Ray Eames per ICF su licenza di Herman
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Fibreglass La Fonda Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Bruxelles, BE
La Fonda chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Alexander Girard’s La Fonda del Sol
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Molded Swiveling Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A vibrant group of swiveling armchairs having organically shaped seats with their expressive original red upholstery floating on lacquered stems rising from early four-pronged bases.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel, Aluminum

Aluminium Chair EA107 by Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Baranzate, MI
Aluminium Chair EA107 by Charles and Ray Eames Materials: Mesh fabric and chrome-plated aluminum
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20th Century Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Aluminium Chair EA107 by Charles and Ray Eames
Aluminium Chair EA107 by Charles and Ray Eames
H 31.89 in W 22.45 in D 20.48 in
Vintage Fabric Aluminum EA 108 Desk Chair by Charles&Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This EA 108 chair was designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1958 and produced by US maker Herman
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA217 Office Chair in Chrome and Black leather, Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful office chair EA217 belonging to the iconic Aluminium Series designed by Charles & Ray
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Herman Miller ES102 Intermediate Chair Design Charles & Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
rare Herman Miller ES102 Intermediate Desk chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames Upholstery in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Charles & Ray Eames EA219 Office Chair in Chrome and Aubergine leather, Vitra
By Vitra, Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful office chair EA219 belonging to the iconic Aluminium Series designed by Charles & Ray
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Pair of Black Leather Executive Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of black leather upholstered swivel armchairs, model ES 108, designed by Charles & Ray Eames
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA222 softpad leather lounge chair, 1990s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
Vintage 90's eames EA222 softapd black leather lounge chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames and
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA217 Office Chair in Chocolate Brown Leather, Vitra
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful new office chair EA217 belonging to the iconic Aluminium Series designed by Charles & Ray
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 6 Vitra EA107 Aluminum Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames 'Mid-Century Modern'
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in CULEMBORG, GE
Charles and Ray Eames designed this chair in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in
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Vintage 1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum

MCM Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group High Back Chairs Set 3
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group high back chair, is THREE of them!!! WOW!!! Each
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set Of 2 Office Chairs Model EA 107 By Charles & Ray Eames From 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Lejre, DK
office chairs from the Aluminum Group Vitra, model EA 107, designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1958, is
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Aluminium Chair 119, Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Neuss, NW
century. Century.Charles and Ray Eames developed the Aluminum Chairs 1958 for the private home of an art
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Antique 1750s Norwegian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Herman Miller ES104 Lobby / Time Life Chair Designed by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
Herman Miller ES104 Time Life chair, designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1960. Re-upholstered in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Chrome

EA107 Charles & Ray Eames ICF desk chair
By Charles Eames
Located in Montecchio Precalcino, VI
Amazing Ea107 desk chair design by Charles eames. This early ICF production Is the only One that
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

EA107 Charles & Ray Eames ICF desk chair
EA107 Charles & Ray Eames ICF desk chair
H 31.89 in W 23.63 in D 23.63 in
Charles & Ray Eames EA208 Dining or Conference Chair in Black leather, Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller (US) / Vitra (EU). Exceptional comfort is guaranteed with the
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Leather Soft Pad Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Icf, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, ICF Group
Located in Lasne, BE
Cognac-colored leather armchair with aluminum base and wheels. Rotates on itself and adjustable in
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Vintage 1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk...

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Aluminum

Model EA 124 + 125 Vitra Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
EA124 & EA125 aluminum armchair and footstool by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, fabricated in
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Eames Aluminum Group Management Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Alpha, NJ
Vintage Eames Aluminum Group Management Office Chair - this is a beautiful example of the iconic
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Mid-20th Century American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

1958 Ray and Charles Eames, Fabric, Adjust, Tilt, Office Chair 4 Wheels No Arms
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
polished aluminium. The chair shows some traces of wear but is in good condition. To complete this chair as
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Early Pair of 'EA216' Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Antwerpen, VAN
An early pair of model ‘EA216’ swivel lounge chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1969. This
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair and Ottoman for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Dallas, TX
Charles and Ray Eames 'Aluminum Group' lounge chair model EA124 and ottoman model EA125. This is
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA222 Lounge Chair and EA223 Ottoman in Plume Leather, Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller (US) / Vitra (EU). Exceptional comfort is guaranteed with
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Charles Ray Eames Lounge Chair Ottoman Vitra certified Rosewood Chrome Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Munster, NRW
Charles & Ray Eames - Lounge Chair & Ottoman 2006 by Vitra, certified Rosewood Designed in 1956
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

1958, Ray and Charles Eames Red Adjustable Tilt Office Chair with Five Wheels
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
#16) and scratches . The base and armrests show some traces of wear. More Eames Alu chairs are
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Black Office chair by Charles &Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Lasne, BE
Office chair in black fabric. Aluminium base. Stamped Herman Miller. Small wear marks due to time
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Vintage 1960s Central American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk...

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA119 Black Leather Executive Desk Chair by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Dronten, NL
Executive office chair, model EA119, in the USA known as EA337, designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

White Office Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, ICF Milano 1
Located in Lasne, BE
Canvas armchair with aluminium base and castors. Stamped under the seat ICF. Height and tilt
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA117 Black Leather Executive Desk Chairs by Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Dronten, NL
Executive office chair, model EA117, in the USA known as EA335, designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Model No EA 105, 1958, THE Original Charles and Ray Eames / Miller Swivel Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Markington, GB
Stunning cast aluminium framed chair (Aluminium group, model No EA 105, 1958) Designed by Charles
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA124 Lounge chair in black fabric, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
Elegant and timeless Eames EA124 swivel chair. The chair is upholstered in the original black
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames 1st Generation Vintage Fiberglass LAR Cat´s Cradle
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Münster, DE
incorporated into the outer line for reinforcement, 1950s, design Charles & Ray Eames, manufacturer Herman
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

1958 Ray and Charles Eames, Fabric, Adjust, Tilt 2 Office Chair 4 Wheels No Arms
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
. :-) Set of two EA in green. These two chairs have the same upholstery, are rotatable and can be adjusted
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

EA178 Loose Pad Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Fiberglass shell with upholstered frame, loose cushion. Extremely rare and hard to find. Aluminum
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Pair of Charles and Ray Eames Swivel Padded Arm Shell Chairs, Two-Tone
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Pair of Charles and Ray Eames swivel padded arm shell chairs, unusual color combination, early
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller La Fonda Chairs, Pair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
We adore the La Fonda design! These chairs were commissioned by Alexander Girard for a Mexican
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Fiberglass

Deep purple Authentic Charles Ray Eames Armchairs by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Miami, FL
designed by CHARLES &RAY EAMES and made by HERMAN MILLER . Dark purple fabric with aluminium base & swivel
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

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Charles And Ray Eames Aluminum Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic charles and ray eames aluminum chair available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, aluminum and animal skin, every charles and ray eames aluminum chair was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer charles and ray eames aluminum chair, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right charles and ray eames aluminum chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Neoclassical styles are of considerable interest.

How Much is a Charles And Ray Eames Aluminum Chair?

Prices for a charles and ray eames aluminum chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $400 and can go as high as $24,200, while the average can fetch as much as $2,400.

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.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

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.