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Charles Eames EA-119 chair for ICF Hermann Miller
By ICF De Padova, Charles Eames
Located in Montecchio Precalcino, VI
Gorgeous office chair design by Charles Eames for Hermann Miller, executive model EA 119. The
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1958, Eames, EA 107 for Herman Miller, Static Non Swivel Alu Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
. :-) Alu chair with the typical elegant legs of the Ea 107. In quite good condition; the upholstery has no
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1958, Eames, EA 107 for Vitra, Static Non Swivel Black Net Weave
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
. :-) EA 108 with mesh seat in black. Beautiful condition with just tiny traces of wear on the chrome base
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Metal

1958, Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller, Lounge Chair EA 124 + EA 125
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
of a First Edition Base Black EA 124 with Ottoman by Herman Miller. Beautiful upholstery in soft
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, EA 107
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Praha, CZ
- Charles & Ray Eames - Marked by original label - Very comfortable - Leatherette - Has minor
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Early 2000s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, EA 107
Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, EA 107
H 35.44 in W 24.41 in D 28.35 in
Ray and Charles Eames for Vitra "EA 116" Hopsack Lounge Swivel Armchair
By Charles Eames, Vitra, Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Vitra EA 116 aluminium easy chair is a 20th-century icon and a pinnacle in the body of work
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Vintage 1960s Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Eames Desk Chair EA 117 by Herman Miller, 1990s - 3 Available
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brussels, BE
Eames Desk Chair EA 117 by Herman Miller, 1990s - 3 available.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

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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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles Eames for Vitra "Ea 116" Hopsack Red Office Swivel Armchair, 1980
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in The Hague, NL
Designers: Charles and Ray Eames. Maker: Vitra - 1989. Design year: 1958. Model: EA116 Hopsack
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 10 Vitra Aluminium Chairs EA 107 by Charles & Ray Eames Hopsak Brown
By Vitra, Charles Eames
Located in Berlin, DE
10 Vitra Aluminium Chairs EA 107 by Charles & Ray Eames in chestnut/moor brown, H 83 cm This set
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Textile

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 ...

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum

Aluminum Group EA 116 Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, USA, 1990s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Deland, FL
Introducing a rare, vintage Model EA 116 Swivel Chair designed by Eames couple for their now iconic
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1990s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum

Original Charles & Ray Eames / Miller Swivel Chair on Wheels Model EA 105, 1958
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Markington, GB
This stunning cast aluminum framed chair (Aluminum Group, Model No EA 105, 1958) Designed by
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

1980 EA 108 Charles Ray Eames Herman Miller ICF Design Swivel Chair
By ICF De Padova, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brescia, IT
Chrome aluminum frame Black netweave seat Adjustable and reclining seat Excellent condition.
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

1980 EA 108 Charles Ray Eames Herman Miller ICF Design Swivel Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, ICF De Padova
Located in Brescia, IT
Chrome aluminum frame Black netweave seat Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

1958, Ray & Charles Eames for Vitra Lounge Chair EA 116 in Black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
. :-) EA 116 in Black leather. This iconic armchair has a leather seat and back in fabric. The armchair is
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Fabric Aluminum EA 108 Desk Chair by Charles&Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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

Materials

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 and height-adjustable. Seat height: 46 cm, max. seat height: 55 cm. Wear due to ag...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

1960 EA 108 Charles Ray Eames Herman Miller ICF Design Blue Swivel Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, ICF De Padova
Located in Brescia, IT
Aluminum frame Blue fabric seat Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Set of 5 Model EA 105 Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller, 1970's
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
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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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

1958, Ray / Charles Eames; Miller, EA 116, Flat Base Easy Chair in Apple Green
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
. :-) EA 116 by Herman Miller in green. The chair is rotatable and has armrests. The chair shows traces of
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20th Century Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Ea 216 Soft Pad Desk Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Lasne, BE
Leather chair with aluminum base and wheels. Stamped Herman Miller under the seat. The chair turns on itself and reclines. Seat height: 53 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

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

Materials

Aluminum

Ea 208 Soft Pad Alu Group Office Chairs, Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Renens, CH
The Aluminum group chairs by Charles & Ray Eames are one of the most important designs of the 20th
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Early 2000s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Ea 208 Soft Pad Alu Group Office Chairs, Vitra
Ea 208 Soft Pad Alu Group Office Chairs, Vitra
H 31.89 in W 20.87 in D 23.23 in
EA 107 Alu Group Office Chairs, Vitra / Herman Miller, 1980s
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Renens, CH
The Aluminium Group chairs by Charles & Ray Eames are one of the most important and recognizable
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Alu Group EA124 & EA125 Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
20th century. Charles and Ray Eames designed the armchair and footstool in 1958 for the private
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

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

Materials

Aluminum

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 Aluminium Group Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Dronten, NL
Eames aluminum group lounge chair EA 124 two-tone dark brown Hopsak fabric, manufactured by Herman
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Charles & Ray Eames EA119 Executive Office Chair by Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in WIJCKEL, NL
popular office furniture since its design in 1958. The EA 119 is part of the famous Aluminum Chair group
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2010s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Eames Herman Miller EA108 Aluminum Group Swivel Chairs, Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Miami, FL
Charles and Ray Eames in 1958, the EA 108 chair has since become a design icon. These EA 108 chairs
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Soft pad chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Milano, IT
Soft Pad EA 208 chair with aluminum frame and leather seat and back upholstery. Herman Miller
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Late 20th Century American Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

“EA222” Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra, Germany 1990
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A wonderful lounge chair, model EA 222, designed by Charles & Ray Eames and manufactured by Vitra
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Swivel Chair Mod. "ea107" Design Charles and Ray Eames for Icf De Padova, 1960s
By Charles Eames, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in taranto, IT
original chair model "ea 107", ICF De Padova production under license from Herman Miller, design by
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Vintage 1960s Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

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

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Aluminum

1970s Eames Aluminum Group Management Desk / Side Chair in Purple Hopsack
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames Aluminum Group Management Desk / Side Chair, model EA-108, designed by Charles and
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

EA124 Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, USA 1960
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A wonderful lounge chair, model EA 124, designed by Charles & Ray Eames and manufactured by
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Vintage 1960s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Office Chair in Grey Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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

Materials

Leather

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

Materials

Aluminum

Aluminium Chair EA107 by Charles and Ray Eames
Aluminium Chair EA107 by Charles and Ray Eames
H 31.89 in W 22.45 in D 20.48 in
1958 Ray and Charles Eames, Fabric, Adjust, Tilt, Office Chair 4 Wheels No Arms
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
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, Fabric, Adjust, Tilt 2 Office Chair 4 Wheels No Arms
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
. :-) Set of two EA in green. These two chairs have the same upholstery, are rotatable and can be adjusted
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

RARE ORIGINAL HERMAN MILLER BLUE LINEN EAMES EA217 SOFTPAD OFFICE SWIVEL CHAIr
By Herman Miller
Located in GB
Herman Miller Eames EA217 demi blue Linen upholstered soft pad EA 217 office chair This chair is the
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Eames EA 108 Aluminium Chair with Black Frame by Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Vienna, AT
Eames EA 108 aluminium chair with black frame by Vitra. Rare version 'Black Edition'.
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Vintage 1980s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Vitra: Aluminium Chair Ea 105 by Charles & Ray Eames, 1958
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Grenoble, FR
Ray Eames conceived and developed this seat in 1958 to the private residence of an art collector in
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Late 20th Century Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Set of 3 Swivel Chairs EA 108 by Charles Eames for Vitra
By Vitra, Charles Eames
Located in Roubaix, FR
Set of 3 Swivel arm chairs by designer: Charles Eames, Manufacturer: Vitra. Iron structure and
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Early 2000s European Modern Chairs

Materials

Iron

Eames Highback Softpad Office Chair for Herman Miller, Mod EA 219, USA, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Basel, BS
Experience comfort and sophistication with this iconic Charles and Ray Eames executive office chair
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

EA 108 Office Aluminum Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Warsaw, PL
This EA 108 chair was designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller in 1958s. This chair can
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

EA 219 Soft Pad Office Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Cologne, DE
& Ray Eames, manufactured in the 1970s by Herman Miller. The chair is height-adjustable, rotatable and
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

EA 108 Swivel Chair by Charles&Ray Eames for Hermann Miller made by Vitra 1980s
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Nürnberg, Bavaria
EA 108 Swivel Chair Aluminium by Charles & Ray Eames for Hermann Miller made by Vitra 1980s
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of Four Soft Pad EA 215 Made by Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Jean-Pierre Vitrac
Located in Berlin, DE
matching EA 222 with Stool.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Set of Four Soft Pad EA 215 Made by Vitra
Set of Four Soft Pad EA 215 Made by Vitra
H 36.2 in W 24.8 in D 27.16 in
Group of Two Easy Soft Pad Chairs EA 222 + One Stool 223
By Jean-Pierre Vitrac, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Berlin, DE
Designed by Ray and Charles Eames Produced by Vitra in 1985 High backrest with armrest. Swivel
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

1960s Charles Eames EA 116 Hopsack Swivel Lounge Armchair
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Vitra
Located in Glendale, CA
1960s Charles Eames EA 116 Hopsack swivel lounge armchair. Executed in aluminum and dark brown
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1 of 2 Original Vitra Eames EA 108 Hopsak Swivel Office Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale one of two Vitra Eames EA 108 Hopsak office chairs RRP £1920
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames EA 124 Aluminium Lounge Chairs for Vitra
By Charles Eames
Located in Dronten, NL
Two matching Eames aluminum group chairs (EA 124) in black fabric (Hopsak), manufactured by Vitra
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames EA 124 Aluminium Lounge Chairs for Vitra
Eames EA 124 Aluminium Lounge Chairs for Vitra
H 38.98 in W 25.6 in D 30.71 in
Charles and Ray Eames EA 208 Brown Leather Soft Pad Office Chair by Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
Ray Eames EA 208 Soft Pad Office Chair by Vitra, featuring a timeless and Iconic design that
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Early 2000s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

70s Charles & Ray Eames EA 117 White Chair for Vitra aluminium leather
By Charles Eames
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing and beautiful model EA-117 chair, in white leather and die-cast aluminum structure, with
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames EA 208 Soft Pad Office Chair for Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in London, GB
The iconic EA 208 by Charles and Ray Eames for produced by Vitra, circa 2010. This chair is in
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

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Eames Ea For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the eames ea you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each eames ea for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, aluminum and animal skin. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect eames ea — 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 eames ea, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made eames ea over the years, but those crafted by Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Vitra are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Eames Ea?

Prices for a eames ea can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $531 and can go as high as $18,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,175.

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.