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

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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

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

Materials

Aluminum

2000s Eames Herman Miller Gray Leather Office Chairs Aluminum Group
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
These original Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height textured gray leather desk chairs
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

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

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Eames Aluminium Group Management Chairs for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration up to 6 Aluminum Group chairs in black leather designed by Eames for Herman
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

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 Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Office Chair by Herman Miller, c1990s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chino Hills, CA
yet durable aluminum frame, this chair retains its original Herman Miller label, ensuring its
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

MCM Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Terra Cotta Leather Management Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern Eames aluminum group management chair. A timeless design
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum

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

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

Materials

Aluminum

C. 1988 Herman Miller Aluminum Group Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Black Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an original C. 1988 production Eames Aluminum Group Soft Pad reclining lounge chair and
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1970s Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Pad Lounge Chair in Leather Model EA216
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames Aluminum Group Soft Pad Lounge Chair, model EA216, produced by Herman Miller in
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum

2008 Eames Herman Miller Aluminum Group Executive Desk Chair Black Sets Avail
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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 Chairs

Materials

Metal

2014 Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Executive Desk Chair in Leather w/ Base
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames Aluminum Group Executive high back desk chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames
Category

2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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 Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

1999 Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Soft Pad Executive Desk Chair in Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames Aluminum Group Executive-Height Soft Pad Desk Chair, originally designed by
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1990s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum

Herman Miller Eames 2011 Executive Aluminum Group Desk Chair 3x Available Ivory
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a set of (sold separately) Eames Herman Miller aluminum group executive high
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2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Dark Gray Leather Office Chair Aluminum Group Soft Pad
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height gray leather office chair from
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

2000s 50th Anniversary Edition Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Exec. Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Basel, BS
Special Edition Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Executive Char in Silver Leather, 50th
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

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

Materials

Aluminum

Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Chairs
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
Designed as part of the iconic Aluminum Group, this low-back, side chair has the same
Category

Vintage 1950s American Craftsman Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Chairs
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman miller soft pad chairs Charles and Ray Eames designer Their Soft Pad Collection of
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Vintage 1950s American Craftsman Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Eames 50th Anniversary Executive Aluminum Group Desk Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A 50th Anniversary edition 1958 - 2008 executive rolling high back aluminum group chair
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

6 Eames 50th Anniversary Executive Aluminum Group Chairs for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A set of six 50th Anniversary edition 1958 - 2008 executive rolling high back aluminum group chairs
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1985 Fabric Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Executive High Back Desk Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a vintage Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group executive soft pad desk chair. This
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames Herman Miller EA108 Aluminum Group Swivel Chairs, Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Miami, FL
Eames Herman Miller EA108 Swivel Chairs, Aluminum Group, Leather Offered for sale is a pair of
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Midcentury Soft Pad Chair White Leather Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
-Century Modern design. The chair part of the Eames aluminum group designed for Herman Miller
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Aluminum Leather Desk Chair, 1990
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Naples, IT
Eames Aluminium Group series by Herman Miller. Perfection of the classic and understated design of
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1990s Central American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

2005 Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Aluminum Executive Desk Chair in Blue Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames Aluminum Group Executive-Height Soft Pad Desk Chair, originally designed by
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

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
, and the Eames Lounge Chair. Herman Miller is the inventor of the cubicle (known as "Action Office II
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Restored Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Management Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
of seat marked a departure from the idea of a chair as solid Pair of restored Herman Miller
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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 Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Herman Miller Eames Dark Brown Leather Desk Chair Soft Pad
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This original Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height dark brown leather desk chair from
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

1 of 10 Vitra Eames Herman Miller Black Leather Swivel Office Chairs
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Vitra
Located in GB
Miller high back black leather office swivel armchairs RRP £34,000 These chairs are just about as
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20th Century English Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Charles & Ray Eames Herman Miller Black Leather "Soft Pad" Lounge Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
the pinnacle of the Herman Miller Aluminum Group family of seating. This pair is not only of the
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Brown Leather Desk Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height brown leather desk chair from the
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Cream Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height cream leather office chair from
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

2000s Eames Herman Miller Orange Brown Leather Office Chair Mid Century
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height mustard orange brown leather
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Brown Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller 2000s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height brown leather office chair from
Category

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

2004 Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Executive Desk Chairs in Tan Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames Aluminum Group Executive-Height Soft Pad Desk Chair, originally designed by
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

2005 Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Executive Desk Chairs In Tan Leather
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Eames Aluminum Group Executive-Height Soft Pad Desk Chair, originally designed by
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Brown Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller 2000s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height brown leather office chair from
Category

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Up to (5) Mid-Century Brown Soft Pad Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
-Century Modern design. The chairs part of the Eames aluminum group designed for Herman Miller
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

6 Eames for Herman Miller DSS Stackable Naugahyde Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chattanooga, TN
want a custom quantity. Each chair bears the Herman Miller insignia, embossed in the fiberglass beneath
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Aluminum Group Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A black leather lounge chair with ottoman each on matching anodized polished aluminum frames
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Mid Century Black Leather Office Chairs by Eames for Herman Miller 8 Available
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
These Aluminum Group Management height office chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Aluminum Group EA 116 Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, USA, 1990s
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Deland, FL
'Aluminium Group'. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1958, the aluminum chair is one of the most
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1990s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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Herman Miller Aluminum Group Leather Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic herman miller aluminum group leather chair available at 1stDibs. Each herman miller aluminum group leather chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and metal. Your living room may not be complete without a herman miller aluminum group leather chair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each herman miller aluminum group leather chair bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made herman miller aluminum group leather chair 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 Herman Miller Aluminum Group Leather Chair?

Prices for a herman miller aluminum group leather chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $575 and can go as high as $13,900, while the average can fetch as much as $1,700.

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.