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Herman Miller, Mid-Century Modern, Eames Lounge Chair, Ottoman, USA, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Stamford, CT
Herman Miller, Mid-Century Modern, Eames Lounge Chair, Ottoman, USA, 1960s A vintage Herman Miller
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood, Leather

Mid-Century Modern Eames Style Swivel Lounge Chair & Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a Mid-Century Modern Eames Style Swivel Lounge Chair & Ottoman. Featuring an
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Eames EA116 Grey Lounge Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Warminster, GB
Rare Eames lounge chair from the 'Aluminium Group'. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1958
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Eames EA116 Grey Lounge Chair
Eames EA116 Grey Lounge Chair
H 35.04 in W 24.41 in D 25.99 in
Eames EA116 Brown Lounge Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Warminster, GB
Rare Eames Lounge chair from the 'Aluminium Group'. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1958
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Eames EA116 Brown Lounge Chair
Eames EA116 Brown Lounge Chair
H 35.04 in W 24.41 in D 25.99 in
Vintage Eames Rosewood Lounge Chair, c. 1965
By Charles Eames
Located in Charlottesville, VA
Vintage Eames Rosewood Lounge Chair, c. 1965. Black leather with wear and some slight damage but
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Charles Eames MAX Armshell Lounge Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Francisco, CA
Charles and Ray Eames designed MAX low lounge arm shells with X-base. Original black base and
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

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

Materials

Leather

Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Executed in rosewood and black leather. Cast
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Mid Century Modern Eames LKR-1 Black Cats Cradle Lounge Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
1st generation Eames LKR made for Herman Miller. All original cream colored hopsack bikini over
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

1960s Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This is an original Iconic Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Pair of Eames Lounge Chair Metal 'LCM'
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Iconic pair of Eames for Herman Miller LCM's in later orange and black paint finish. These chairs
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Eames molded plywood LCW (lounge chair wood) designed in 1946 by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bentwood, Plywood

Midcentury lounge chair by Charles & Ray Eames, Italy 1970
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Midcentury chair and ottoman designed by Charles & Ray Eames, this piece is modern version of the
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid century modern vintage Eames style lounge chair and ottoman
By Charlton Company
Located in Phoenix, AZ
1970s vintage Charlton Company, Inc. mid century modern lounge chair and ottoman in walnut with
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Walnut, Bentwood

Charles & Ray Eames, Lounge Chair and Ottoman '2'
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Napa, CA
The Lounge Chair and Ottoman is an iconic furniture design created by Charles and Ray Eames. It is
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Vintage 1960s North American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Eames Leather Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1960s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful example of an iconic lounge chair and ottoman in richly grained rosewood with leather
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Burnt Orange
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful custom edition of the iconic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Rosewood shells have been
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Burnt Orange
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful custom edition of the iconic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Rosewood shells and aluminum
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Classic rosewood and black leather lounge chair and ottoman, 670 & 671 designed by Charles and Ray
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

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Steel

Charles Ray Eames Pair Evans Production LCW Lounge Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Sarasota, FL
Pair of early production Eames LCW lounge chairs in walnut. These classic chairs are classic for
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Pair 1960s Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chairs
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Las Vegas, NV
This is an original Iconic pair of Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chairs designed by Charles and Ray
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames LAR Cats Cradle Base Fiberglass Armshell Lounge Chair
By Ray Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Eames
Located in Ferndale, MI
From the fiberglass chair series developed by Charles and Ray Eames immediately after WW2. Widely
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Zinc

Early Rosewood Eames 670 Lounge Chair 671/Ottoman, 1960
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
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

Charles and Ray Eames, LCW Lounge Chair, circa 1960
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Belmont, MA
Charles and Ray Eames. Iconic LCW lounge chair in black stained plywood, designed by Charles and
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Plywood

Mid Century Modern Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1960s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brugge, BE
Introducing the 'EA116' chair, an exquisite embodiment of mid-century modern design conceived in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

All Black Herman Miller Eames 670 Lounge Chair, 1979
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Dronten, NL
Lounge Chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, with black lacquered plywood
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Charles & Ray Eames EA222 softpad leather lounge chair, 1990s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
Vintage 90's eames EA222 softapd black leather lounge chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames and
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Early Rope Edge Eames Lounge Chair for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very early 1st generation rope edge rare lounge height fiberglass arm shell chair with the larger
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Herman Miller Eames Soft Pad Reclining Lounge Chair
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Saint Paul, MN
The Eames Soft Pad Lounge Chair was a marriage of two pillar designs in the Eames catalogue. One
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Eames For Herman Miller LCW Lounge Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of molded birch plywood LCW, low seated easy lounge chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

Eames Early Shell Chair Lounge Height for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
An early second generation parchment fiberglass arm shell chair with large shock mounts and black
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

1970s Rosewood Eames Lounge Chair Model 670 (No ottoman)
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Oakland, CA
1977 production Eames 670 lounge chair (no ottoman) in rosewood with matching numbered shells
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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

Materials

Aluminum

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
What more can be said about this chair. Such a revolutionary design which took a fair amount of
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Birch, Plywood

70's Rosewood Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman For Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome classic 70's Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Executed in rosewood and black leather. Cast
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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 early production Eames / Herman Miller Aluminum Group Lounge Chairs
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic early production Eames / Herman Miller Aluminum Group Lounge Chairs ,, Wonderful original
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Restored Original Rosewood Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous classic Herman Miller Eames lounge chair and ottoman (models 671 and 671, respectively
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Original Charles Eames Herman Miller Lounge Chair and Ottoman 1959
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic and original first edition- ca' 1950s Charles Eames for Herman Miller lounge chair and
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Charles and Ray Eames Midcentury Cherry Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles and Ray Eames midcentury Cherry lounge chair and ottoman The chair measures: 32 wide x
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Cherry

Eames 670 Lounge chair and 671 ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames for ICF
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Arezzo, Italy
Poltrona Eames 670 e ottomano 671 disegnati da Charles e Ray Eames per ICF su licenza di Herman
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames 670/671 Lounge Chair + Ottoman by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1982. Price is for the set. Contact us if you’d like to purchase a single item. White oak frame with tan leather cushions. Tagged.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller, circa 1950
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, is a timeless and iconic
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Office Chair by Herman Miller, c1990s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chino Hills, CA
modern roots blend seamlessly with the surrounding decor. This Eames lounge chair is versatile enough to
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Design Classic: Eames Alu Group EA124 Lounge Chair, Vitra, 1980s
By Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra
Located in Renens, CH
a touch of modern elegance. On offer we have the EA124 Lounge Chair in black hopsack upholstery
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, USA
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This lounge chair was designed by Charles & Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller in the
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20th Century American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

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

Eames Time Life Lobby Lounge Chair ES105 in Forest Green Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
design had after all, attempted to re-create the comfort of the Eames Lounge Chair, but without the size
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

3rd Gen Eames Lounge Chair 670-671 in Original Chocolate Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Seattle, WA
Fully Restored 3rd Gen Eames lounge chair in rosewood shell frames with ottoman, in original
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Restored Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair with Custom Blue Leather
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A restored vintage signed and authentic Herman Miller Eames lounge chair and ottoman in rose wood
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Eames Lounge Chair Cognac Brown and White Shell, Set of 2
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Munich, Bavaria
2 similar Eames lounge chairs from the Original Producer in germany Original Cognac brown
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Lounge Chair
Located in New York, NY
Charles and Ray Eames (American, 1907-1978; 1912-1988) for Herman Miller Mid-Century Modern Lounge
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Early 1960's Production Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman For Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Original Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman finished in Brazilian rosewood and black leather for Herman
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Magnificent Rare Brazilian Rosewood Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman Mid-Century
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent and rare 2nd generation Brazilian Rosewood and black leather lounge chair and ottoman
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Black vintage Herman Miller Lounge Chair with Ottoman, designed by Eames
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Alsdorf, NW
iconic lounge chair by Charles and Ray Eames. This icon does not need many words. It is probably
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Eames 670 Lounge Chair & 671 Ottoman in Beata Heuman Linen Cotton
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
1970s in rosewood. Labels on underside. "The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman have their origin in
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames EA124 Lounge chair in black fabric, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Leuven, Vlaams Gewest
Elegant and timeless Eames EA124 swivel chair. The chair is upholstered in the original black
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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Modern Eames Lounge Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic modern eames lounge chair available at 1stDibs. Each modern eames lounge chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, animal skin and leather. There are 903 variations of the antique or vintage modern eames lounge chair you’re looking for, while we also have 3 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer modern eames lounge chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each modern eames lounge chair bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and Charles Eames each produced at least one beautiful modern eames lounge chair that is worth considering.

How Much is a Modern Eames Lounge Chair?

A modern eames lounge chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,732, while the lowest priced sells for $400 and the highest can go for as much as $28,400.

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.

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.