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Charles Eames Lounge Chairs for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in bari, IT
Set two lounge chairs model EA 108 designer Charles Eames for Herman Miller production 1960s
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

Used Charles Eames Lounge Chairs for Herman Miller
Charles Eames Lounge Chairs for Herman Miller
H 33.08 in W 22.25 in D 19.3 in
Eames for Herman Miller Navy Blue Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original Navy Blue Molded Fiberglass Shell Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Fiberglass

Herman Miller Eames Elephant Hide Grey DSR Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller Eames DSR fiberglass chair on Eiffel base in elephant hide grey. Chair dates to 1961
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Steel

Eames Herman Miller Aluminum Swivel Lounge Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Nice early example of iconic Eames design Aluminum Group lounge chair in dark gray vinyl, circa
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

Charles Eames for Herman Miller Zebrawood DCM Chairs, Rare
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in St. Louis, MO
Charles Eames for Herman Miller Zebrawood DCM chairs, rare set. Zebrawood was used from 1954-1959
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Chrome

Navy Blue Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original Molded Fiberglass Shell Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Fiberglass

Pair Eames / Herman Miller Aluminum Group EA116 Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Pair Electric Blue Eames lounge chairs from the 'Aluminium Group'.Collection. Designed
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

Eames LCM Lounge Chair, Herman Miller, USA, 1950s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in London, GB
An Eames LCM lounge chair, Herman Miller, USA, 1950s. Ash plywood, chrome-plated steel and original
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1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Steel

Eames DCM Dining Chair by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic Eames DCM dining chair in black. Colored ash seat and back along with chrome frame. Self
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Wood

Used Eames DCM Dining Chair by Herman Miller
Eames DCM Dining Chair by Herman Miller
H 30.25 in W 20 in D 21 in
Eames Herman Miller Aluminum Reclining Executive Office Chair - One Piece, 1980s
By Herman Miller
Located in Basel, BS
these (up to 5) VINTAGE, beautiful Authentic Vintage Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Executive Chairs
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Chrome

Vintage Eames for Herman Miller Molded Plywood DCM Chairs, Set of 4
By Herman Miller
Located in Asheville, NC
Vintage chairs fabricated from molded plywood seats and backs attached to a metal base, creating a
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

Eames "DCM" Molded Plywood Chairs for Herman Miller in Rare Cherry
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Bent plywood chairs produced by Herman Miller and designed by Charles and Ray Eames. This chair is
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Chrome

6 Eames for Herman Miller DSS Stackable Naugahyde Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chattanooga, TN
when Herman Miller introduced the Eames molded plywood chair. With innovative touches like rubber shock
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal, Aluminum

Model EA 116 Chair by Eames for Herman Miller, 1960's
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Eames and fabricated by Herman Miller in the 60's. They have the original grey "Hopsak" upholstery. The
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

Midcentury Post Modern Herman Miller Brown Wool Eames Dining Chair, 1970s
By Vitra, Herman Miller
Located in Basel, BS
. Absolutely awesome Chic Herman Miller brown wool dining chairs, and could also be used as side or accent
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

Primary Color/Mondrian Style Herman Miller Eames Dining Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Four vintage Herman Miller Eames fiberglass chairs in primary colors. All chairs in very good
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Fiberglass

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller, circa 1950
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
restorations. One restoration was performed by Herman Miller in 1969, ensuring that the chair remained in
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

1957 Pair of Herman Miller Eames DKX Wire Dining Chairs with Full Vinyl Covers
By Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a pair of circa 1957 production Eames DKX dining chairs with wire uppers and
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1950s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

2008 Eames Herman Miller Aluminum Group Executive Desk Chair Black Sets Avail
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
. The aluminum frame gleams. These chairs are guaranteed as authentic Herman Miller examples. They will
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Early 2000s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

Up to 30 Eames for Herman Miller High Back Leather Chairs
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Sold individual. 30 available ! Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group chairs in premium plush
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum, Chrome

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 Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum, Chrome

1977 Eames Herman Miller EC175 Upholstered Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
by Herman Miller. This is one of the more unique and later Eames designs, building upon the 1950's
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1970s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Fabric, Fiberglass

1954 Herman Miller Eames LCM Walnut Lounge Chair with Metal Legs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a circa 1954 production Herman Miller LCM (Lounge Chair with Metal Legs
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1950s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

Terracotta Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller. Vintage shell chairs are prized for their attractive patina, distinct thread texture and
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Fiberglass

EA124 Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, USA 1960
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Herman Miller in the USA around 1960. This eye-catching chair is a highly recognizable piece of mid
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1960s American Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

1970's Herman Miller Eames Rosewood & White Leather Lounge Chair & Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A stunning combination of an iconic design this vintage 1970's Eames lounge chair and ottoman is in
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1970s American Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Leather, Rosewood

1953 Herman Miller Eames LCW Lounge Chair in Walnut w/ Provenance
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is An Eames LCW Lounge Chair in Walnut, dating to circa 1953. It has the 5-2-4 screw pattern
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1950s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Walnut, Plywood

Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman for Herman Miller, United States, 1957
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Antwerp, BE
Eames lounge chair with ottoman, designed by the iconic duo Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
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1850s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Leather, Walnut

1 of 10 Vitra Eames Herman Miller Black Leather Swivel Office Chairs
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Vitra
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale 1 of 10 original vintage Charles & Rays Eames, Vitra, Herman
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20th Century English Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Chrome

Set of 10 Eames for Herman Miller Stacking Brown Naugahyde DSS Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chattanooga, TN
quantity. Each chair bears the Herman Miller insignia, embossed in the fiberglass beneath the seat. The
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal, Aluminum

Orange Eiffel Shell Chair By Charles And Ray Eames For Herman Miller, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Zohor, SK
Original 1960s orange fiberglass shell chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
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1960s British Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

1990 Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Executive Desk Chair w Dark Postmodern Fabric
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
) 1990 production Herman Miller Eames aluminum group executive high back desk chair, designed by Ray and
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1990s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

Midcentury Eames for Herman Miller Mid-Century High Back Aluminum Group Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Ask for custom shipping quote For sale are these authentic Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum, Chrome

1st Generation Eames RKR Rocker by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
Charles and Ray Eames designed their fiberglass and wire chairs to be fitted with a wide variety of
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Steel

Midcentury Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Black Leather Management Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Classic and contemporary with Innovative comfort features. One of Herman Miller most popular chairs was
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

Original Vintage Charles & Ray Eames RAR Rocking Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Redefined: The beauty of Mid-Century Modern is timeless, but comfort should be too. We use high-density foam
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Iron

Black vintage Herman Miller Lounge Chair with Ottoman, designed by Eames
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Alsdorf, NW
the most famous and cozy Mid Century armchair. The chair was produced by Herman Miller. In the rare
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Chrome

Authentic RAR Rocking Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Authentic and rare RAR Rocking chair designed by Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller. This
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

MCM Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group High Back Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group high back chair!!! Except maybe a purple one!! Aubergine Eggplant
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

Brilliant Yellow Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller. Vintage shell chairs are prized for their attractive patina, distinct thread texture and
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Fiberglass

Olive Green Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller. Vintage shell chairs are prized for their attractive patina, distinct thread texture and
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Fiberglass

Ochre Yellow Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller. Vintage shell chairs are prized for their attractive patina, distinct thread texture and
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Fiberglass

Vintage Blue Swivel Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Vintage Blue Swivel Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Item # 705VFW20-1 This
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

Set of 6 Eames PSC Chairs for Herman Miller with Upholstery
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
Charles and Ray Eames PSC chairs for Herman Miller Set of six circa 1980s with stitched beige
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Fiberglass

Set of 5 Model EA 105 Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller, 1970's
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice set of 5 original EA105 Chairs. These swivel chairs are designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

2010s Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair and Ottoman Tan Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair & Ottoman in tan leather. Two sets are available
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2010s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

1952 Herman Miller Eames LCM Lounge Chair Metal Legs with Ebonized Wood Finish
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a vintage Herman Miller LCM (Lounge Chair Metal), designed by Ray and Charles
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1950s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Metal

1st Generation Eames RKR Wire Mesh Rocker by Herman Miller 1951
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
Charles and Ray Eames designed their fiberglass and wire chairs to be fitted with a wide variety of
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Steel

Pair of Charles & Ray Eames Herman Miller Black Leather "Soft Pad" Lounge Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in the late 1950s, this pair of black leather lounge chairs is
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

MCM Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Terra Cotta Leather Management Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Secaucus, NJ
classic and contemporary with innovative comfort features. One of Herman Miller most popular chairs was
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

1970s Herman Miller Eames Time Life Lobby Chair in Cognac Leather 2x Available
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
produced by Herman Miller. The listed price includes one chair. We have two of these in our current
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1970s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

2007 Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Management Desk Chairs in Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
by Ray and Charles Eames, produced by Herman Miller in 2007. The upholstery is supple and in very
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Early 2000s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

Herman Miller Fiberglass Chairs, Charles and Ray Eames, Olive Green, 1960's
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Round Rock, TX
A wonderful set of four fiberglass armchairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Steel

Mid-Century Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Brown Leather Management Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Secaucus, NJ
classic and contemporary with innovative comfort features. One of Herman Miller most popular chairs was
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

1959 Herman Miller Eames DAX Fiberglass Arm Shell Chair with Green Removable Pad
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a circa 1959 production Herman Miller Eames DAX dining / side chair with dark
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1950s American Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Gray Leather Management Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Secaucus, NJ
. Authentic all the chairs have the Herman Miller Eames office label and fabric tag attached under the seat
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Leather Management Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Secaucus, NJ
classic and contemporary with Innovative comfort features. One of Herman Miller most popular chairs was
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Aluminum

Set of Four Eames Herman Miller Chrome Frame Calico Ash DCM chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Ferndale, MI
Set of four Eames for Herman Miller DCM chairs . Calico Ash grain laminate wood on chrome steel
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Chrome

Greige Light Grey Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller. Vintage shell chairs are prized for their attractive patina, distinct thread texture and
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Fiberglass

Charles & Ray Eames "DSS" Black Dinning Room Chairs For Herman Miller, 1974
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in The Hague, NL
Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller in 1970's circa. A molded black fiberglass glass shell with great
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Eames Chair Herman Miller Used

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Steel, Chrome

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Eames Chair Herman Miller Used For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic eames chair herman miller used available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, plastic and wood, every eames chair herman miller used was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a eames chair herman miller used — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right eames chair herman miller used, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Industrial styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made eames chair herman miller used over the years, but those crafted by Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames and Charles Eames are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Eames Chair Herman Miller Used?

The average selling price for a eames chair herman miller used at 1stDibs is $2,328, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $44,911 for the highest priced.

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 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.