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Charles & Ray Eames EA119 Executive Office Chair by Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
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

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Aluminum, Chrome

Office Chair EA216 by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, Germany, 1960s
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Antwerp, BE
Charles and Ray Eames EA216 softpad office chair, produced by Vitra. This distinguished chair
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

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

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Aluminum, Chrome

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

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA219 Office Chair in Chrome and Aubergine leather, Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra, Charles 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

Charles & Ray Eames EA117 Office Chair in Aubergine Leather and Aluminum, Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra, Charles Eames
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

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

Office Chair EA217 by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, United States, 1960s
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Antwerp, BE
Charles and Ray Eames EA217 softpad office chair, produced by Vitra. This distinguished chair
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

1958, Ray & Charles Eames, Herman Miller, PSCC Fiberglass Office Desk Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
. :-) Beautiful office chair with shell and purple upholstery on wheels. This office chair is adjustable in height
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

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...

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Aluminum

White Office Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller 1970s
By ICF Milano 1, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Lasne, BE
Canvas armchair with aluminium base and castors. Stamped under the seat ICF. Height and tilt adjustable. Turns on itself. Wear due to time and age. Maximum height: 109 cm. Seat heigh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern 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
. :-) EA in green. This office chair is rotatable, can be adjusted in height and is mobile. The base is
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1958, Ray and Charles Eames Red Adjustable Tilt Office Chair with Five Wheels
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
. :-) Red Alu chair 117. This beautiful office chair is mobile, rotating and adjustable in height (picture
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Soft Pad Office Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, US, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Antwerp, BE
Charles and Ray Eames softpad office chair, produced by Herman Miller. This distinguished chair
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1 of 3 Charles & Ray Vitra Eames EA108 Hopsak Swivel Office Armchairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in GB
the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames conceived and developed this chair in 1958 for the
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

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

Swiss black leather office chairs EA 117 by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, 2000s
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in MIlano, IT
Swiss black leather office chairs EA 117 by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, 2000s Set of three
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Early 2000s Swiss Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

1958 Ray and Charles Eames, Fabric, Adjust, Tilt 2 Office Chair 4 Wheels No Arms
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
Free shipping for Amsterdam, Haarlem and IJmuiden for lamps, chairs, small items as tables and office
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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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

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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

Bespoke Charles & Ray Eames Smoke Blue Leather EA219 Desk Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Dronten, NL
The models EA 217 and EA 219 are the office swivel chairs in the Soft Pad Group by Charles and Ray
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2010s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Herman Miller ES102 Intermediate Chair Design Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
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

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Aluminum, Chrome

EC228 Secretary Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1970s. Uncommon chair upholstered in orange velvet. Signed.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Velvet

Grey Vitra EA219 Soft Pad Office Chair by Charles Eames, 2003
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Aachen, NW
Very nice soft pad office chair model EA219 produced by Vitra. The chair features a chromed
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Early 2000s German 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

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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

Herman Miller EA435 Soft Pad Office Chair by Charles Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Aachen, NW
Very nice soft pad office chair model EA435 produced by Herman Miller. The chair features a
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1990s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

American Yellow Shell Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in MIlano, IT
American modern Yellow Shell Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s Pair of
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Vintage 1970s Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

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

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Aluminum

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 height. Seat height min: 46 cm, max: 56 cm. Wear due to time and age. 
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Vintage 1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk...

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Aluminum

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

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Aluminum, Chrome

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

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Fiberglass

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
Set of 4 Vitra Aluminium Chairs EA 108 by Charles & Ray Eames, Swivel
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
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

Original Mid Century Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller DAX Chair Labelled
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Original Iconic Mid Century Modern Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller DAX Chair Branding Under
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Herman Miller ES104 Lobby / Time Life Chair Designed by Charles & Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
dedignedxin the Eames Office in 1960. Originally the time life chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames for
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Chrome

Leather Soft Pad Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Lasne, BE
Brown leather armchair with aluminum base. Turns on itself. Seat height: 56 cm. Stamped Herman Miller. Wear due to time and age. 
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Vintage 1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk...

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Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA119 Black Leather Executive Desk Chair by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles Eames
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

Charles & Ray Eames EA117 Black Leather Executive Desk Chairs by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Charles 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

Ray and Charles Eames "EA 116" Hopsack Lounge Swivel Armchair
By Vitra, Ray Eames, Charles Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
that iconic design duo Charles & Ray Eames left to the world. It was designed in 1958 at the request of
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Vintage 1960s Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum

EA217 black Soft Pad Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman miller, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Argelato, BO
EA217 black Soft Pad Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman miller, 1970s Black leather chair
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Aluminum Leather Desk Chair, 1990
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Naples, IT
Beautiful and elegant Mod. "Soft Pad" Eames desk/office executive chair with soft padding from the
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1990s Central American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Herman Miller DAT Executive armchair Designed by Charles & Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Offenburg, Baden Wurthemberg
Herman Miller DAT fibre plastic armchair on office base, Designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1948
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

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

Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller Full Option Rare Green Desk Chair, 1958
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
Amsterdam, Haarlem and IJmuiden for lamps, chairs, small items as tables and office desks, small not too
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Ea 216 Soft Pad Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Lasne, BE
Leather chair with aluminum base and wheels. Stamped Herman Miller under the seat. The chair turns
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Vintage 1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk...

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Aluminum

1 of 5 Original Vintage 'EA 107' Aluminium Desk Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Zagreb, HR
One of five original Aluminium EA107 chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1958. Chromed
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

EA217 black Soft Pad Chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman miller, 1970s, Set
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Lasne, BE
Black leather chair with aluminium base and wheels. Swivels on itself and is height-adjustable
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Vintage 1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk...

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Aluminum

Ea 216 Soft Pad Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for ICF, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, ICF De Padova
Located in Lasne, BE
Leather chair with aluminum base and wheels. Stamped ICF under the seat. Turns on itself, reclining
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Aluminium Chair 119, Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Neuss, NW
luminum Chair 119 by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra with original black leather cover. The side
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Antique 1750s Norwegian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Eames Time Life Office Desk Chair in Black Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eames Time Life office/desk chair. Executed in black leather and cast aluminum. On tilting
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

2000s Eames Herman Miller Gray Leather Office Chairs Aluminum Group
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
office chair was first introduced in 1969 by Charles and Ray Eames as the luxury model of the 1958
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Cream Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
chair was first introduced in 1969 by Charles and Ray Eames as the luxury model of the 1958 Aluminum
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum, Steel

2000s Eames Herman Miller Orange Brown Leather Office Chair Mid Century
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
modern office chair was first introduced in 1969 by Charles and Ray Eames as the luxury model of the 1958
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Black Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
chair was first introduced in 1969 by Charles and Ray Eames as the luxury model of the 1958 Aluminum
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Eames Contract Base Desk Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Dronten, NL
Swiveling parchment fiberglass side chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Eames Contract Base Desk Chair
Eames Contract Base Desk Chair
H 31.5 in W 18.51 in D 20.87 in
Eames for Herman Miller Black Leather Office Chairs Thin Pad 8 Available
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
These Aluminum Group Management height office chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Brown Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller 2000s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
chair was first introduced in 1969 by Charles and Ray Eames as the luxury model of the 1958 Aluminum
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Office Chair in Grey Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Model EA 217 Soft Pad Management Office Chair in grey leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Office Chair in Grey Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Model EA 217 Soft Pad Management Office Chair in grey leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

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Charles And Ray Eames Office Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the charles and ray eames office chair you’re looking for. Each charles and ray eames office chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, aluminum and animal skin. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect charles and ray eames office chair — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right charles and ray eames office chair, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest.

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A charles and ray eames office chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,806, while the lowest priced sells for $250 and the highest can go for as much as $35,000.

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.