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Eames Time Life Lobby Lounge Chair ES105 in Forest Green Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
today so it is worth remembering them all. Generally speaking however, the Eames Time Life Lobby Chair
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Time Life Lobby Lounge Chair in Oxblood Calfskin Leather, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Coronado, CA
You won't find a nicer example of the Eames "Time Life Lobby Chair". This stunning, early specimen
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Eames Time Life Lobby Chair by Mobile International, France
By Charles Eames, Mobilier International
Located in London, GB
Here's a timeless classic - this Eames Time Life Lobby chair was made by Mobilier International
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

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

Materials

Aluminum

1970s Herman Miller Eames Time Life Lobby Chair in Cognac Leather 2x Available
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames Time Life Lobby Chair, model ES105, designed in 1960 by Charles and Ray Eames. The
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Time Life Chair in Butterscotch Leather for Herman Miller, 1977 USA
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life swivel chair in butterscotch colored leather for Herman Miller. Original
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Time Life Chair in Butterscotch Leather for Herman Miller, 1970s USA
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life swivel chair in butterscotch colored leather for Herman Miller. Original
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Time Life Chair in Eggplant Leather for Herman Miller, 1985 USA
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life swivel chair in Eggplant leather with a dark purple powder coated aluminum
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Time Life Chair in Grey Leather for Herman Miller, 1980s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life chair for Herman Miller in light grey leather with a polished aluminum
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Time Life Chair in Black Leather for Herman Miller, 1980s USA
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life swivel chair in black leather for Herman Miller. Original black leather
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Time Life Chair in Eggplant Leather for Herman Miller, 1984 USA
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life swivel chair in a dark eggplant colored leather for Herman Miller. Original
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Time Life Chair in Black Leather for Herman Miller, 1980s USA
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life swivel chair in black leather for Herman Miller. Original black leather
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Time life chair Herman Miller Charles and Ray Eames
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
TimeLife Chair Herman Miller designed by Charles Eames Height: 35.5 in (90.17 cm)Width: 26.5 in
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Early Vintage Time Life Desk Chair ES104 by Charles Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Time Life Desk Chair ES104 by Charles Eames for Herman Miller. The appears to be a nice
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Zenith Charles Eames DAR Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Zenith, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
built to withstand the test of time. Each chair is a testament to the Eames' commitment to quality and
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames Time Life Lobby Lounge Chair in Black Leather for Herman Miller, 1980s USA
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life Lobby Chair in black leather for Herman Miller. Black leather is in good
Category

Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk C...

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Time Life Chair in Navy Blue Burlap for Herman Miller, 1978 USA
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life swivel chair for Herman Miller in rarely seen original navy blue burlap
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk C...

Materials

Aluminum

Gorgeous Avocado Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Not a color you see often! A classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman with vintage wood and metal
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Eames Time Life Chair in Chocolate Leather for Herman Miller, 1978 USA
By Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic Eames Time Life swivel chair in chocolate brown leather for Herman Miller. Original black
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

DSR Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, 4 pieces
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Budapest, HU
DSR chairs by Vitra are a modern take on the classic Eames Plastic Side Chair design. These chairs
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

DSR Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, 4 pieces
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Budapest, HU
DSR chairs by Vitra are a modern take on the classic Eames Plastic Side Chair design. These chairs
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

old Charles Eames Modernica Los Angeles Armchair Seat Fibreglass Chair Indigo
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Saarburg, RP
Charles Eames Modernica Los Angeles Armchair Seat Fibreglass Chair The fibreglass armchair by the
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Mid-20th Century Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames For Knoll Four Molded White Plastic Chairs with Eiffel Tower Bases
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Essex, MA
Eames for Knoll molded white plastic chairs with iconic stainless steel Eiffel Tour bases. Marked
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Early Rosewood Eames 670 Lounge Chair 671/Ottoman, 1960
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
Early Rosewood Eames 670 Lounge Chair 671/Ottoman, early 1960 with down stuffed cushions. Rosewood
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

DSR chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Lasne, BE
. One chair has been repaired and is still a bit damaged (see photo). Wear due to time and age of the
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Vintage 1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

6 Eames for Herman Miller DSS Stackable Naugahyde Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chattanooga, TN
quantity. Eames stackable fiberglass shell chairs with original brown naugahyde pads. The famous Charles
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

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 Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair Metal Base (LCM), Circa 1950s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Centreville, VA
The Eames LCM (Lounge Chair Metal) features sheets of premium face veneer on both sides of the seat
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Classic 1980's Soft Pad Chair with Leather and Wool Back Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this authentic Eames for Herman Miller vintage soft pad chairs in brown
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

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
Charles & Ray Eames LCW White Ash Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic LCW lounge chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames in White Ash Plywood and manufactured by
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rubber, Plywood

Set of 10 Eames for Herman Miller Stacking Brown Naugahyde DSS Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chattanooga, TN
. Eames stackable fiberglass shell chairs with original brown naugahyde pads. The famous Charles and Ray
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Eames Office / Alexander Girard La Fonda Side Chair For Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Doraville, GA
A "La Fonda" side chair designed in collaboration with the Eames Office and Alexander Girard. This
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller, circa 1950
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, is a timeless and iconic
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Black Leather Executive Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames
By Vitra, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Madrid, ES
, manufactured by Vitra. The Lobby chair was designed in 1960 for the reception areas of the Time Life building
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1954 Herman Miller Eames LCM Walnut Lounge Chair with Metal Legs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
been professionally redone at one time. The chair measures 27.5 inches tall by 22.5 inches wide and
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Early Eames Bent Walnut DCW for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Ray and Charles Eames . These sculptural chairs are part of furniture history beginning after WW2 in
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Early Eames Bent Walnut DCW for Herman Miller
Early Eames Bent Walnut DCW for Herman Miller
H 28.75 in W 19.25 in D 21.5 in
Restored Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman with Custom New Cushions
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Incredibly vibrant and elegant edition of the classic Herman Miller Eames lounge chair and ottoman
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller La Fonda Chairs, Pair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
We adore the La Fonda design! These chairs were commissioned by Alexander Girard for a Mexican
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Fiberglass

1 of 10 Vitra Eames Herman Miller Black Leather Swivel Office Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames, Vitra
Located in GB
chair is one of the great furniture designs of the twentieth century. Charles and Ray Eames conceived
Category

20th Century English Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century DCW Red Plywood Chair by by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic molded plywood DCW (Dining Chair Wood Base) dining chair by Charles and Ray Eames
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Ash, Plywood

Original Vintage Charles & Ray Eames RAR Rocking Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
furniture stands the test of time. It’s not just restored; it’s fortified for the future. • Comfort
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Iron

Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set After Charles & Ray Eames in Rosewood, USA, c. 1970's
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Deland, FL
many older Eames chair tend to become over time. This visually captivating chair and ottoman set is
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

MCM Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group High Back Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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 Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid Century Modern Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brugge, BE
transcends time. The 'EA116' stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Eames vision, embodying
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

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

Vintage 1950s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Brilliant Yellow Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
. The lead time to receive your Eames shell chairs may vary depending on distance, quantity and base
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Olive Green Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
. The lead time to receive your Eames shell chairs may vary depending on distance, quantity and base
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Mid Century Modern Early Version C1946 Evans Eames LCW Lounge Chair in Birch
By Evans Products Company, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Port Jervis, NY
time to perfect. This particular chair is crafted from birch and bears all the original labels and hand
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

MCM Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group High Back Chairs Set 3
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Topeka, KS
Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group high back chair, is THREE of them!!! WOW!!! Each
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Restored Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Management Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
Columbus, Indiana. The pair asked the Eameses to design light, mobile leisure chairs. At the time, Charles
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames DCW Ash dining chair with Dark Brown Leather seat for Vitra
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic DCW dining chair designed by Charles & Ray Eames and manufacture by Vitra, Germany. Solid
Category

Vintage 1940s German Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Ash

Greige Light Grey Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
. The lead time to receive your Eames shell chairs may vary depending on distance, quantity and base
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

1940s Pair of Early Charles Eames for Herman Miller LCW Lounge Chairs in Oak
By Herman Miller, Evans Products Company, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed in the late 1940s by Charles Eames, this chair has cemented itself in Mid-Century Design
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

1940s Pair of Early Charles Eames for Herman Miller Lcw Lounge Chairs in Birch
By Charles and Ray Eames, Evans Products Company, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed in the late 1940s by Charles Eames, this chair has cemented itself in Mid-Century Design
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rubber, Wood, Plywood

Armchair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1970s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Lasne, BE
Swivel chair on casters in metal and fiberglass. Wear due to time and age of the chair (see photo
Category

Vintage 1970s Central American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

1st Generation Eames RKR Wire Mesh Rocker by Herman Miller 1951
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
Charles and Ray Eames designed their fiberglass and wire chairs to be fitted with a wide variety of
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eames Molded Fiberglass Armchair for Herman Miller "Seafoam Green"'
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Centreville, VA
century’s most beloved designs, the Eames Shell chairs remain a sought after design classic nearly 55 years
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

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Eames Time Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the eames time chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each eames time chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, animal skin and leather. Your living room may not be complete without a eames time chair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A eames time chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made eames time chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Charles Eames are consistently popular.

How Much is a Eames Time Chair?

Prices for a eames time chair start at $900 and top out at $53,111 with the average selling for $3,300.

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Questions About Eames Time Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To tell if a chair is an Eames chair, take a look under the seat or cushion. Authentic Eames lounge chairs are manufactured by Herman Miller and Vitra. If your Eames chair is a Herman Miller original, look for the legendary manufacturer’s specific logomarks on the product (these logomarks can be found on the company’s official website). There is also the manufacturing label, which is usually found under the seat or cushion (unless a former owner removed it). All of the classic Herman Miller designs are paired with a certificate of authenticity. Some designs may also have a medallion attached to certify their authenticity. You can then check trusted online resources to determine if the information on the label is correct for the style of chair (and more info on its construction is available on the official Eames website). You won’t see screws outside of the wood shells on an authentic Eames lounge chair, and prior to the 1970s, original vintage Eames lounge chairs were made with no more than five layers of plywood (during the 1970s, the chairs were made with seven layers). Find a variety of authentic Eames chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    Eames chairs are so expensive for a couple of reasons. First, Eames chairs feature fine materials, such as leather and wool, which are costly to source. Each chair is also made by hand, which makes manufacturing Eames chairs costlier than producing furniture that is made by machine. In addition, demand for the chairs is often greater than supply, driving up prices. Find a selection of Eames chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The Eames lounge chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, is one of the most famous and popular lounge chairs in the world due to comfort and support. An Eames lounge chair and ottoman can be very expensive owing to the universally recognized brand names behind the chair (Herman Miller, the Eameses), the use of quality specialized materials in manufacturing and because these beloved furnishings are renowned for their durability (think of it as an investment). The seat has inspired many knock-offs, but authentic versions are currently manufactured by both Herman Miller and Vitra, and vintage Eames lounge chairs can be found on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Eames chair is iconic due to its sleek and handsome design, making it the first lounge chair of its time to depart from more traditional, bulky styles. It is also exceptionally comfortable. This mid-century chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the furniture company Herman Miller. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Eames chairs from top sellers worldwide.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The Eames chair is popular for a number of reasons. Many people appreciate the bold, clean lines of the piece. In addition, some find its gently reclined back and ergonomic cushioning comfortable. In addition, the chair is a famous mid-century modern design that is easy to recognize. Shop a variety of Eames chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Whether an Eames chair is comfortable is largely a matter of personal opinion. However, part of the reason why the iconic chair designed by Ray and Charles Eames has remained popular decade after decade since its introduction in 1956 is because many people find it comfortable. The chair's shape and the angle of its backrest have an ergonomic design intended to complement the contours of the human body and deliver optimal support. Explore a collection of Eames lounge chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Charles and Ray Eames designed the Eames chair. A married couple, they were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design and have been recognized as among the most influential designers of the 20th century. They produced a line of DCW chairs together in the 1940s and went on to unveil their now iconic lounge chair in 1956. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Eames lounge chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    When it debuted in 1956, the Eames chair cost $310. Adjusted for inflation, that sum equates to around $3,100 today. The mid-century modern chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames features a plywood base and leather upholstery. The couple dipped a toe in making virtually every type of furniture, including coffee tables, dining tables, desks and even their clever Eames storage units, given the moniker “working art” upon their 1949 debut at the Detroit Institute of Arts. A fitting label, indeed, for all of the couple’s furnishings, even if they’re best remembered for their chair designs. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of vintage Eames chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Yes, Charles Eames chairs are comfortable. The Eameses — Charles and Ray — were fascinated by ergonomics and designed chairs with comfort in mind. The legendary mid-century modernist designer-couple famously called their Eames lounge chair and ottoman “a special refuge from the strains of modern living” and described their design as having the “warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.”

    While the couple’s DCW chairs, introduced in the 1940s, prioritized ease of production and affordability of materials, the Eames lounger, which debuted in 1956, was Charles and Ray’s interpretation of luxury furniture. And to the Eameses, luxury meant, above all, comfort.

    Find vintage Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Whether Eames chairs hold their value depends on a variety of factors, including how well the pieces are cared for and how demand and supply change over time. Because it can be difficult to predict how the value of items will fluctuate, choose chairs that appeal to you and will work in your space. The Eames lounge chair was a fresh, subversive new take on a classic club chair and a culmination of experimentation by its inventive creators Ray and Charles Eames. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Eames chairs and other mid-century modern seating from some of the world’s top dealers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    To restore an Eames fiberglass chair, wash it gently with a soft bristle brush and dish soap in warm water. Use a clean damp cloth to wipe off the soap, and then dry with another cloth. You can use a safe wax for fiberglass to enhance the shine. Shop a collection of Eames chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the Eames lounge chair is ergonomic. The Eames lounge chair and ottoman are created with molded plywood and leather designed to curve to the human form. The Eames lounge chair is a highly coveted furniture item by both home décor enthusiasts and vintage collectors alike. Shop a selection of Eames lounge chairs on reputable sites, such as 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    To identify an Eames fiberglass chair, flip it over and check the underside of the seat for a label. What information appears on the label varies, but most will say "The Herman Miller Furniture Company" and "Charles Eames." You may also see "Zenith Plastics," a reference to the company that manufactured the fiberglass. Some chairs made during the 1960s may have the Herman Miller name in raised letters directly on the seat. Newer chairs may display a "Vitra" label instead of "Herman Miller." A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer can help with the identification process. Find a selection of Eames fiberglass chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The original Eames chair and matching ottoman were designed by Charles and Ray Aemes for the Herman Miller furniture company in 1956. The Eames chair is considered the epitome of modern interior design and is widely coveted by home decor enthusiasts. Browse a range of authenticated Eames chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To know if your vintage Eames chair is real, check for a reclining mechanism. On original chairs, the back had a permanent reclined position, so no mechanism is necessary. Also, a vintage piece is around 32 inches high, while later reproductions are normally bigger. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of expertly vetted Eames chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The comfort of an Eames wire chair is a matter of preference, but the chair was designed to be comfortable. That said, the company did design pads to be used with this chair to boost the comfort level for some. The initial pads were found to be too moveable so more stable pads were created in later models. Shop a collection of Eames chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    The original Eames chair was made out of molded plywood and leather. Charles and Ray Eames designed the iconic mid-century modern chair for Herman Miller in 1958. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Eames chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    What makes the Eames chair so special is its innovative design pioneered by Charles and Ray Eames. It features supple leather upholstery and a bentwood frame produced using a handmade apparatus that the duo developed. Ever fascinated by ergonomics, the Eameses carefully calibrated the pitch of the seat. It has enough flexibility for comfort but not so much that stability is sacrificed. This precise shape comes by way of three connected plywood pieces. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Eames chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    The best Eames lounge chair reproduction is really a matter of preference. Herman Miller and Vitra currently manufacture the Eames lounge chair and ottoman. On 1stDibs, find a variety of vintage Eames lounge chairs as well as a collection of other seating designed by Charles and Ray Eames.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    One of the first places to check when determining the authenticity of your Eames chair, is the underside. Nearly all chairs were marked or labeled. Shop a collection of Eames chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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