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Midcentury Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Chair LAX on X Base
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Gorgeous early Eames for Herman Miller fiberglass chair LAX (Low Armchair on X Base) having large
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Iron

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 Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Steel

Herman Miller Molded Fiberglass Shell Chair - Set of 12
By Herman Miller
Located in west palm beach, FL
An incredible set of 12 vintage MCM swivel chairs. Made by the iconic Herman Miller and tagged on
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1970s American Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Aluminum

Vintage Charles Eames Eiffel Tower Fiberglass Side Chairs for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
addition to home or business seating, original Herman Miller stamp on bottom. Please confirm item location
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

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 Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

1950s Herman Miller Parchment Eiffel Fiberglass Shell Armchair Pair
By Herman Miller
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Herman Miller Eiffel Parchment Fiberglass Chair Set of Two 31 tall x 24.75 w x 23.75 d, Seat 18 Arm
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

1950s Herman Miller Gray Eiffel Fiberglass Shell Armchair Pair
By Herman Miller
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Herman Miller Eiffel Gray Fiberglass Shell Armchair Set of Two 31 tall x 24.75 w x 23.75 d, Seat
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Terracotta Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s Eames terracotta fiberglass shell chairs with original H bases, designed by Charles
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

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 Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

Original Eames Fiberglass Shell Chairs by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage 1960s molded fiberglass side shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller DSS Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
spaces. Each shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem underneath. Priced per chair. Contact us
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Fiberglass

1 Herman Miller Orange Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller shell fiberglass rocker Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this rocker is one of the
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

1959 Verner Panton Early Fiberglass S Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Verner Panton
Located in Chula Vista, CA
S Chair Vintage modern at its finest iconic S chair designed by Verner Panton for Herman Miller
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Fiberglass

Four Herman Miller Eames Fiberglass Stacking Dining Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic set of iconic Eames shell chairs by Herman Miller. Parchment color shells atop zinc plated
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

Midcentury Charles Eames by Herman Miller Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Mortsel, BE
Introducing the midcentury Charles Eames by Herman Miller Orange Fiberglass Shell Chair, a timeless
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Eames Herman Miller Mid-Century Shell Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Eames for Herman Miller Mid-Century Modern shell chair, makers mark on bottom. Measurements
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Late 20th Century Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

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

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Metal, Aluminum

Eames for Herman Miller Ultramarine Blue Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s molded fiberglass shell chairs in Ultramarine Blue, designed by Charles and Ray
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

Herman Miller Eames Fiberglass Dining Chair in Brilliant Yellow
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic Herman Miller fiberglass diamond chair. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames. circa 1970s
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Crimson Red Fiberglass Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original 1960s red fiberglass shell side chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

Herman Miller Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in The Hague, NL
Herman Miller parchment shell fiberglass RAR rocker by Eames Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Chrome

Brown Eames for Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We have eleven original 1960s Eames fiberglass shell chairs with original H bases. Narrow mount
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

12 DSS Stacking Chairs Charles & Ray Eames Herman Miller, Blue Fiberglass, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
One of 12 stackable dining room chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, manufactured in
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

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 Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fabric, Fiberglass

SET 4 DSS Stacking Chairs, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Orange Fiberglass
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Great Set of 4 stackable dining room chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, cLASSIC mID
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Brown Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Brown Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Yellow Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Yellow Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Purple Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office chair
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Mid-Century Charles Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Dining Chairs in Orange
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
shell chair was designed by Charles Eames and produced by Herman Miller, circa 1972. I have a great
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Steel

Mid-Century Charles Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Dining Chairs in Orange
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Mortsel, BE
Introducing the Mid-Century Charles Eames by Herman Miller Orange Fibreglass Shell Chair, a
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Set of 4 Ray & Charles Eames Fiberglass Side Chairs Herman Miller / Vitra, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Rosendahl, DE
Herman Miller/Vitra in the 1960s and show a beautiful fiberglass structure. The shells are mounted on H
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Steel

Original Vintage Eames Fiberglass Shell Dining Side Chairs for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid Century Modern DSS stacking dining side chairs designed by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller MCM Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Dark Blue Padded Fiberglass Swivel Office Chair This office
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Set of 4 Vintage White Fiberglass Eames Chairs by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 vintage white fiberglass Eames chairs by Herman Miller. All original, not a recent edition
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Steel

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller MCM Fiberglass Wheeled Shell Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller mid-century fiberglass wheeled shell chair. This chair
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller MCM Fiberglass Wheeled Shell Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller mid century fiberglass wheeled shell chair This chair
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Set of 4 Vintage White Fiberglass Eames Chairs by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 vintage white fiberglass Eames chairs by Herman Miller. All original, not a recent edition
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Steel

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 Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

Ochre Yellow Eames for Herman Miller Vintage 1960s Fiberglass Shell Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
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 Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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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 Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Fiberglass

Six Stacking Chairs, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Red Fiberglass, 1974.
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A set of six stackable dining room chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, manufactured in
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Metal, Chrome

18 DSS Stacking Chairs, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Orange Fiberglass
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
One of 18 stackable dining room chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, manufactured in
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal, Chrome

1950s Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Ivory Parchment Shell RAR Rocking Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Ferndale, MI
Charles and Ray Eames design for Herman Miller. RAR ( Rocking Arm steel Rod ) chair. Late 1950s
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Steel

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 Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Navy Blue Shell Chairs on H Bases
By Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
stacking bases. Each shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem underneath. Priced per chair. Contact
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Fiberglass

22 DSS Stacking Chairs, Charles & Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Red Fiberglass, 1974
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
One of 22 stackable dining room chairs by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, manufactured in
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Chrome, Metal

1959 Herman Miller Eames DAX Fiberglass Arm Shell Chair with Green Removable Pad
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
a pristine original fiberglass surface. During the production of these chairs, Herman Miller would
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1950s American Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Aluminum

1950, Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller Set DSS Fiberglass Stacking Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
of four dining chairs in pine green by Herman Miller. The chairs show traces of use like some
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal, Chrome

Verner Panton "Panton Chair" Original Edition Herman Miller circa 1960
By Herman Miller, Verner Panton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Verner Panton "Panton chair" original edition Herman Miller in enamelled fiberglass circa 1960
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Fiberglass

Herman Miller Eames Elephant Grey Desk Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Herman Miller Eames elephant grey swivel desk chair. Fixed height base, with working wheels
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Herman Miller Swivel Shell Chairs in Red Orange Vinyl - Set of 4
By Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Swivel Shell Chairs in Red Orange Vinyl - Set of 4 Fabulous set
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Metal

Verner Panton "Panton Chair" 6 Original Chairs Edition Herman Miller circa 1960
By Herman Miller, Verner Panton
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Verner Panton "Panton chair" 6 original chairs edition Herman Miller in enamelled fiberglass circa
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

Panton chairs by Verner Panton for Herman Miller / Felhbaum, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Verner Panton
Located in Lasne, BE
Set of 4 orange fiberglass chairs designed by Verner Panton. stamped under seat. Wear due to time
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Fiberglass

Early Eames DAR Fiberglass Shell Chair Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Round Rock, TX
Early 2nd generation “Eiffel” DAR shell chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. This
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

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Fiberglass

Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Padded Fiberglass Teal Swivel Office Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Countryside, IL
Eames for Herman Miller Mid Century Padded Fiberglass Teal Swivel Office Chair This swivel office
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Parchment DSS Shell Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
commercial spaces. Each shell is stamped with the Herman Miller emblem underneath. Priced per chair
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair

Materials

Fiberglass

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Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic herman miller vintage fiberglass chair available at 1stDibs. Each herman miller vintage fiberglass chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fiberglass, plastic and metal. Your living room may not be complete without a herman miller vintage fiberglass chair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A herman miller vintage fiberglass chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one herman miller vintage fiberglass chair that is appealing in its simplicity, but Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames and Charles Eames produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Herman Miller Vintage Fiberglass Chair?

A herman miller vintage fiberglass chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,099, while the lowest priced sells for $300 and the highest can go for as much as $4,900.

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 celebrated 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.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. 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.

Materials: plastic Furniture

Arguably the world’s most ubiquitous man-made material, plastic has impacted nearly every industry. In contemporary spaces, new and vintage plastic furniture is quite popular and its use pairs well with a range of design styles.

From the Italian lighting artisans at Fontana Arte to venturesome Scandinavian modernists such as Verner Panton, who created groundbreaking interiors as much as he did seating — see his revolutionary Panton chair — to contemporary multidisciplinary artists like Faye Toogood, furniture designers have been pushing the boundaries of plastic forever.

When The Graduate's Mr. McGuire proclaimed, “There’s a great future in plastics,” it was more than a laugh line. The iconic quote is an allusion both to society’s reliance on and its love affair with plastic. Before the material became an integral part of our lives — used in everything from clothing to storage to beauty and beyond — people relied on earthly elements for manufacturing, a process as time-consuming as it was costly.

Soon after American inventor John Wesley Hyatt created celluloid, which could mimic luxury products like tortoiseshell and ivory, production hit fever pitch, and the floodgates opened for others to explore plastic’s full potential. The material altered the history of design — mid-century modern legends Charles and Ray Eames, Joe Colombo and Eero Saarinen regularly experimented with plastics in the development of tables and chairs, and today plastic furnishings and decorative objects are seen as often indoors as they are outside.

Find vintage plastic lounge chairs, outdoor furniture, lighting and more on 1stDibs.

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.