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Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration up to 18 aluminum group chairs in black leather designed by Eames for Herman
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration up to 6 Aluminum Group chairs in black leather designed by Eames for Herman
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Pair of Restored Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Management Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
The Eames Aluminum Group collection (1958) began as a special project for Eero Saarinen and
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Aluminum Group management chair in leather for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Eames Aluminum Group management chair for Herman Miller. I believe the color is Espresso or Slate
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum

Midcentury Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Black Leather Management Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic Mid-Century Modern Eames aluminum group management chair. A timeless design
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Herman Miller Aluminum Group Management Chair by Charles Eames, c. 1965
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Belmont, MA
Eames Aluminum Group for Herman Miller Task Chair, Zeeland, Michigan, c. 1965, aluminum, leather
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

2007 Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Management Desk Chairs in Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
aluminum group management desk chair in black leather with polished aluminum base. The chair was designed
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Early 2000s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

MCM Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Terra Cotta Leather Management Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern Eames aluminum group management chair. A timeless design
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Gray Leather Management Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic Mid-Century Modern Eames aluminum group management chair. A timeless design
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Black Management Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic Mid-Century Modern Eames aluminum group management chair. A timeless design
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Brown Leather Management Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern Eames aluminum group management chair. A timeless design
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Leather Management Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic Mid-Century Modern Eames aluminum group management chair. A timeless design
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Aluminum Group Management Chairs for Herman Miller ( up to 4 )
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are these Eames Aluminum Group chairs upholstered in gorgeous purple fabric
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

2008 Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Management Desk Chair in Tan Naugahyde
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
) Herman Miller Eames aluminum group management desk chair in tan naugahyde, the favorite material of
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Early 2000s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

2010s Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Management Desk Chair in Gray Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a single Herman Miller Eames aluminum group management desk chair in gray leather with
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2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1980s Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Management Side Chairs in Black Fabric
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Aluminum Group armless side chair, designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller in 1958. This
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Aluminium Group Chairs for Herman Miller 3 Available
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are up to 5 Aluminium Group Management chairs in black mesh designed by
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Dark Gray Leather Office Chair Aluminum Group Soft Pad
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
Group line. This management height chair features dark gray leather upholstery, polished aluminum five
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Black Leather Aluminum Group Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
The Aluminum Group Management office chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller is
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum, Steel

Eames Management Chairs in Grey Fabric Upholstery c. 1980 - 1990s 4 Available
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Sharp set of 4 Eames aluminum group management chairs in gray fabric, with cast aluminum frames
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair Mid 20th Century Modern Circa 1970
By Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid 20th Century Herman Miller Group Management Aluminum Lounge Chair - Designed by Charles Eames
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid Century Black Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
Group line. This management height chair features black leather upholstery, polished aluminum five-star
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Original Mid Century Black Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
Group line. This management height chair features black leather upholstery, polished aluminum five-star
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Bespoke Charles & Ray Eames Smoke Blue Leather EA219 Desk Chair
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Dronten, NL
Eames. Their dignified aura makes them especially suited for management areas. The extraordinary comfort
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2010s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

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Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Cream Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
have additional Eames Aluminum Group Soft Pad and Thin Pad chairs available for sale, including a
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Gray Leather Office Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
These original Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height textured gray leather desk chairs
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Brown Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
The Aluminum Group Thin Pad Management side office chair 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, Chrome

Mid Century Brown Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller 2000s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
tag to underside. NOTE: We have additional Eames Aluminum Group Soft Pad and Thin Pad chairs
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Brown Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller 2000s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
tag to underside. NOTE: We have additional Eames Aluminum Group Soft Pad and Thin Pad chairs
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Brown Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller 2000s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
tag to underside. NOTE: We have additional Eames Aluminum Group Soft Pad and Thin Pad chairs
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Brown Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller 2000s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
tag to underside. NOTE: We have additional Eames Aluminum Group Soft Pad and Thin Pad chairs
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Brown Leather Office Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller 2000s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
These authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height brown leather office chairs from
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

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Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Dark Brown Leather Desk Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
underside. NOTE: We have additional Eames Aluminum Group Soft Pad and Thin Pad chairs available for sale
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Black Leather Desk Chair by Eames for Herman Miller, 2001
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
Group line. This soft pad management height chair features black leather upholstery, polished aluminum
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Black Leather Desk Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller, 2001
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
These authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height black leather office chairs from
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Black Leather Office Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller, 2001
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
These authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height black leather office chairs from
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Orange Brown Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller 2000s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
Aluminum Group line. This soft pad management height chair features gorgeous mustard orange-brown colored
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Black Leather Office Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller 8 Available
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
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

Deep purple Authentic Charles Ray Eames Armchairs by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of mid century modern soft Pad Management Lounge chairs from the Aluminium Group Collection
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs
By Charles Eames
Located in London, GB
Set of eight Eames aluminium group management chairs Marked Herman Miller 938-138 Pale grey
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Mid-20th Century Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs
Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs
H 33.47 in W 19.69 in D 23.63 in
Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs
Located in London, GB
Set of four Eames aluminium group management chairs Brown fabric upholstery Marked Herman Miller
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Mid-20th Century Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs
Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs
H 33.08 in W 19.69 in D 20.87 in
Herman Miller, Aluminium Group Management Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Brussels, BE
The chairs in the aluminium group are the most famous creations by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Herman Miller, Aluminium Group Management Chairs
Herman Miller, Aluminium Group Management Chairs
H 32.68 in W 22.84 in D 23.23 in
Vintage Midcentury Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group Side Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This vintage Classic Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group Management side chair
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage aluminum group management chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Upholstered in
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Eames Aluminum Group Chair "Management"
Located in New York, NY
Eames Aluminum Group chair "Management" for Herman Miller, of typical form with black leather
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Eames Aluminum Group Chair "Management"
Eames Aluminum Group Chair "Management"
H 32 in W 22.5 in D 22.5 in
50th Anniversary Eames Aluminum Group "Management Chairs"
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
50th anniversary aluminum group Management Chairs. Original red leather. Designed by Charles
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Denton, TX
Set of eight management chair with grey leather.
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Early 2000s American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group Management Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Francisco, CA
Charles and Ray Eames to develop one. The Eames Aluminum Group line is a time-less design, found in homes
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are up to 20 midcentury Eames Management chairs upholstered in mesh with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are up to 12 midcentury Eames Management chairs upholstered in mesh with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Eames Aluminum Group Management chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. USA, approx
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Late 20th Century American Minimalist Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Midcentury Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are up to 10 aluminium group chairs in black leather designed by Eames for
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Pair of Herman Miller EA335 Eames Aluminum Group Management Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Eames aluminum group management chairs. They are both classic and contemporary. First
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chairs

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Aluminum

Vintage Aluminum Group Eames Management Chair for Herman Miller
Located in Peabody, MA
Vintage Aluminum Group Management chair on casters designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman
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Vintage 1960s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Midcentury Aluminium Group Management Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration at up to six authentic Eames for Herman Miller Aluminium Group chairs in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Aluminum Group Management chair for Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Charles Eames Aluminum Group Chair with tilt adjustment casters and purple crepe upholstery
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Vintage 1950s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Mid-Century Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are up to 2 aluminum group chairs in black leather designed by Eames for
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Mid-Century Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are up to 10 aluminium group chairs in black leather designed by Eames for
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Herman Miller Early Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Designed in 1958 produced, circa 2010 Five star polished die- cast aluminium base and frame with
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

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Eames Aluminum Management Group For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic eames aluminum management group available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, aluminum and animal skin, every eames aluminum management group was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect eames aluminum management group — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each eames aluminum management group bearing Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made eames aluminum management group over the years, but those crafted by Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Charles Eames are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Eames Aluminum Management Group?

The average selling price for a eames aluminum management group at 1stDibs is $1,105, while they’re typically $525 on the low end and $8,000 for the highest priced.

Herman Miller for sale on 1stDibs

No other business of its kind did more than the Herman Miller Furniture Company to introduce modern design into American homes. Working with legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard, the Zeeland, Michigan-based firm fostered some of the boldest expressions of what we now call mid-century modern style. In doing so, Herman Miller produced some of the most beautiful, iconic and, one can even say, noblest chairs, sofas, tables and other furniture ever.

Founded in 1923, Herman Miller was originally known for grand historicist bedroom suites: heavily ornamented wood furniture that appealed to a high-minded, wealthier clientele. The company — named for its chief financial backer — began to suffer in the early 1930s as the Great Depression hit, and D.J. De Pree, the company’s CEO, feared bankruptcy. In 1932, aid came in the form of Gilbert Rohde, a self-taught furniture designer who had traveled widely in Europe, absorbing details of the Art Deco movement and other modernist influences. After persuading De Pree that the growing middle class required smaller, lighter household furnishings, Rohde set a new course for Herman Miller, creating sleek chairs, tables and cabinetry that were the essence of the Streamline Moderne style.

Rohde died suddenly in 1944. The following year, De Pree turned to George Nelson, an architect who had written widely about modern furniture design. Under Nelson’s leadership, Herman Miller would embrace new technologies and materials and audacious biomorphic forms

Some of the pieces the company produced are now emblems of 20th century American design, including the Eames lounge chair and ottoman and Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Coconut chair. Such instantly recognizable furnishings have become timeless — staples of a modernist décor; striking, offbeat notes in traditional environments.

Find a range of vintage Herman Miller office chairs, desks, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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 office-chairs-desk-chairs for You

An essential part of every office or home workstation, office chairs and desk chairs are critically important to your comfort and getting the job done.

Desk chairs have evolved over time. While writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson pined for a wider range of motion and introduced some improvements to his English-style Windsor chair, inventing the swivel chair along the way. So the next time you roll, recline or swivel at your vintage desk, remember: The third president of the United States had a lot to do with that functionality.

Changes in the availability of resources have also led to innovations in desk chair design. After World War II, for example, optimistic American designers made use of wartime materials in their efforts to create practical domestic goods.

Mid-century modernism is the name given to the broad postwar time period that prioritized thoughtful design. Journalist Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” cites “ergonomic wisdom” as part of the reason for the longevity of the era’s furnishings, and when it comes to sitting in a desk chair for hours at a time, what could be more important than ergonomic support?

As mid-century modernism was marked by resourcefulness and boundless creativity — and produced designers who, in most cases, prioritized comfort and support — it follows that all mid-century chairs are not the same. Nowhere is this perhaps more evident than at Herman Miller. The legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer got its start in the office, with design director George Nelson enlisting the likes of Charles and Ray Eames to produce desk chairs and lounge chairs that are still celebrated today. Elsewhere at the time, the numerous pieces Florence Knoll created for Knoll’s office furniture line were envisioned as design solutions for the changing needs of residential and office spaces.

If you’re working remotely and streamlined seating isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid of making a statement with your office chair. Introduce a touch of drama to your video calls by way of 19th-century desk accessories and the alluring forms we typically associate with antique desk chairs designed in the Empire and Regency styles. For a minimalist touch, a spare, utilitarian Industrial-style office chair can work in any space but will fit in particularly well amid the exposed brick and steel architecture that characterizes a loft apartment.

An inspiring home office cleverly mixes materials and styles to create a welcoming place of productivity and comfort, and if you’re gathering with colleagues at your company HQ, an array of wood, leather and metal office chairs can help integrate disparate textures in a conference room or any other collaborative space. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse collection of office and desk chairs today.

Questions About Herman Miller
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    The best Herman Miller chair is going to vary by owner. There have been many revered chairs and other seating manufactured by the legendary American furniture company over the years. Chairs by Herman Miller are often alluring in appearance, comfortable, and long-lasting. 1stDibs offers a variety of vintage and new Herman Miller chairs that are contemporary in design and durable.